Avolution Recognized as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools

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Avolution leader in Gartner MQ for EA Tools

Latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools positions Avolution in Leaders Quadrant for the 5th year in a row. 

Avolution has been recognized as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools*, published 9 November 2021, for its ABACUS platform.

Avolution’s ABACUS has also received the highest scores for all five Use Cases in 2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Architecture Tools 2021**:

  • Capture, Structure, Analyze and Present Models (4.58/5)
  • Support Change, Transformation and Optimization (4.59/5)
  • Assess and Manage an Evolving IT Portfolio (4.48/5)
  • Enterprise Architecture Management (4.51/5)
  • Innovation (4.52/5)

ABACUS supports enterprise architects, business architects, solution architects, project managers and decision-makers who work across the business.

Avolution’s Dr Tim O’Neill said: “We believe our Leader position acknowledge that ABACUS excels as a powerful and trusted SaaS tool for enterprise architecture teams.

“Users are delighted that data owners can find their information without needing to ask, or update a web-based list or process diagram quickly themselves.

“CIOs appreciate quick access to accurate cost calculations and technical metrics so they can make informed decisions.”

O’Neill said architects continue to step up as communicators and coaches, working closely with teams on application roll-outs, cloud migration, roadmaps, financial calculations, technical debt, security and risk assessments, and strategic planning.

“In global organizations, many people are involved in pulling together the constantly changing information teams work with to keep projects and processes on track.

“In ABACUS, data, diagrams and roadmaps are designed to stay properly integrated. We all want to avoid out-of-date diagrams or data maintenance headaches.

”Each organization is different, so it’s also important that data structure and metamodel, dashboards and analytics, permissions and terminology can all be customized easily.”

Popular features in ABACUS include browser-editable catalogs, diagrams and dashboards which can be integrated into digital workplace software such as MS Teams, graph visualizations and visual filtering for dependency and impact analysis, and algorithms to calculate metrics, allowing values to be rolled up or across the graph database or colour-coded for reporting.

*Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools” by Gilbert Van der Heiden, Akshay Jhawar, Nolan Hart, 9 November 2021  https://www.gartner.com/document/4008102  (Gartner subscription required)

** Gartner “Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Architecture Tools” by Gilbert Van der Heiden, Akshay Jhawar, Nolan Hart, 22 November 2021 https://www.gartner.com/document/4008588 (Gartner subscription required)



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