Delivering enterprise architecture with TOGAF 9.1 in ABACUS
The TOGAF framework is an Open Group standard used by 50,000+ practitioners worldwide to design, plan and implement enterprise architecture and solution architecture. When used in ABACUS, TOGAF provides a detailed methodology for modeling the Business, Application, Data and Technology levels of an enterprise. Plus, best-in-class analytics and visualizations for communicating your strategies and recommendations.
The ABACUS enterprise architecture tool is certified to support TOGAF 9 and 9.1
No customization or configuration necessary before or after delivery to support TOGAF 9.1. Download ABACUS today and get started straight away
ABACUS is an Open Group Certified TOGAF 8.1/9/9.1 tool. ABACUS is also certified for Archimate 3.0
100% 'Out-of-the-box' functionality conformance with all the Architecture Content Framework requirements.
Easily extend or adapt the framework and draw from over 100 other frameworks available in ABACUS.
TOGAF provides a common language and methodology for
Enterprise Architecture, Business Architecture, Information
Systems Architecture and Technology Architecture
Using TOGAF in ABACUS gives you:
- A preconfigured central repository which supports the TOGAF Architecture Development Method. This is provided out-of-the-box in ABACUS, no customization or configuration is needed.
- A complete set of TOGAF assets, including reference architectures (e.g.TRM and SIB), models, and patterns as well as diagrams and documentation templates.
The TOGAF 9.1 Metamodel and extensions including entity types, relationship types and attributes which are split into sections for Business Architecture, Data Architecture, Application Architecture and Technology Architecture. All entity types and relationship types have been named and defined as per the TOGAF 9.1 specification. Additional attributes such as cost, lifecycle, category and status have been added to the metamodel to support enterprise architecture algorithms available in ABACUS.
The TOGAF 9.1 Artifacts: ABACUS supports all the TOGAF artifacts (i.e. diagrams, matrices and catalogs) and provides its own TOGAF 9.1 notation which has been developed alongside the TOGAF 9.1 metamodel, since a modelling notation is not included as part of the TOGAF specification. ABACUS also provides an option which combines the TOGAF 9.1 metamodel with the ArchiMate 3.0 notation.
TOGAF 9.1 sample diagrams, catalogs and matrices, are provided for each of the ADM phases. Catalogs provide a tabular view of the data which can be roundtripped with MS Excel or Google Sheets or synchronized with MS SharePoint. Matrices can be exported to MS Excel, highlighted and filtered. Additionally, ABACUS includes sample charts and stakeholder dashboards with preconfigured collections of artifacts for different stakeholders.
- ABACUS also includes a reports engine, through which customised reports can be defined and created, including an Architecture Description Deliverables report.
ABACUS constraints and validations ensure all content conforms to the TOGAF 9.1 specification.
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