Avolution recognized as Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools 2019

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Latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools positions Avolution in Leaders quadrant for 3rd Year in a Row  

Avolution has been recognized by Gartner Inc., the world’s leading research and advisory company, as a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools*, published 22 October 2019 for its ABACUS platform. ABACUS supports architects and also the many teams and decision-makers they work with across the business.  

Avolution’s Dr Tim O’Neill said: “We’re delighted to be positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools for the third year in a row, and also to be positioned furthest to the right on the completeness of vision axis this year.  

Our aim is to make working with colleagues on data and strategy as easy as possible using EA tools and apps of choice.  

“Enterprise architects need to offer guidance which is clear and memorable, but at the same time doesn’t oversimplify complexity. We believe our Leader position acknowledges our success firmly anchored in strong collaborative data management and analysis.” 

Gartner explains “EA tools are critical in helping to make EA a strategic planning discipline that delivers targeted business outcomes,” and that “EA tools support the capture, contextualization and visualization of information from businesses, ecosystems, solutions and technology domains.”  

As “the business becomes IT, and IT becomes the business” enterprise architecture KPIs now often lie at the heart of successful business strategy. Up-to-date details, impact analysis, scenario analysis and comparison roadmaps need to be accessible to inform decisions by heads of departments, strategy managers and data owners.  

O’Neill said: “The expert architects we work with know that having application, infrastructure and business details held not only as data, but as meaningful relationships and diagrams really helps business-wide users understand the information and get things done. So, ABACUS repository content and dashboards are browser-based and can be embedded in collaboration apps, intranets, or as a browser-based list you can provide via a link in an email.” 

Avolution believes this Gartner recognition also demonstrates the importance of data-driven approaches and strong analytic functionality in best-practice enterprise architecture and digital strategy. Avolution was the first EA vendor to offer graph database analytics to architects and other users. ABACUS no-code algorithms are designed for business users and EA professionals who need to be in the driver’s seat when constructing or quickly adjusting analytics for metrics such as cost and performance to compare current and future scenarios. 

*Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools” by Marty Resnick and James McGovern22 October 2019, https://www.gartner.com/doc/3970555 (Gartner subscription required) 

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ABACUS is used by companies worldwide to manage Enterprise Architecture, IT and business strategy and digital transformation. ABACUS users deliver insights and value quickly:

  •  Import data in minutes from SharePoint, Excel, Visio, Google Sheets, Technopedia, ServiceNow and other sources.
  • Choose an off-the-shelf framework or metamodel, or configure an enterprise specific metamodel.
  • Create current and future state architectures and roadmaps. Analyze architectures using algorithms for metrics such as TCO, Performance, Availability and Agility.
  • Report with rich visuals and dashboards including Gannt charts, heat maps, treemaps, lifecycles, capability spaces and trade-off diagrams.

ABACUS supports Enterprise Architecture (EA), Application Portfolio Management (APM), Business Process Management (BPM), Customer Experience (CX), Solution Architecture (SA), IT Service Management (ITSM), Innovation & Change Management, Data Privacy Use Cases and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC). It is available on-premise or as a browser-based SaaS tool.

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