Cloud based, collaborative and configurable – ABACUS 5.0 to feature at Gartner’s ITxpo

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Avolution, provider of leading enterprise architecture tool ABACUS, will sponsor and exhibit at this year’s Gartner Symposium and ITxpo in Barcelona on 6-10 November 2016.

Bringing together the region’s most influential CIOs and senior IT executives, the Gartner Symposium and ITxpo will explore how CIOS can achieve “a 360 degree vision” and “drive digital to the core.”

Avolution’s Peter Collins said: “Some of the most urgent needs of CIOs which the EA team can deliver on include the ability to quickly centralize data from sources such as SharePoint, Excel and CMDBs in a digitized repository so it can be accessed quickly to inform strategy.

“At the same time, CIOs need to democratize IT and business process information and communicate options and objectives clearly so that they empower business units.”

“We’re seeing a move towards IT and enterprise architecture practices which allow business units to take ownership of their IT needs. But to do this well – avoiding duplication of resources and “application anarchy” – the CIOs office needs a repository of information configured correctly for their business which can be kept up to date across a global company.”

In large multinationals, hundreds of architects and business stakeholders can use ABACUS 5.0 collaboratively to document the current IT environment and understand how it serves the needs of business. The graph-database back-end means that standard frameworks can be configured quickly in the tool to adapt to the users’ business.

“Demand for the cloud-based deployment available for ABACUS 5.0 has been high. Enterprise architects are reporting that by moving to a browser-based modeling environment they are able to avoid install and maintenance issues and scale their user-base easily. This leads to understanding and ownership of enterprise architecture intelligence throughout the business,” said Collins.

Quick and rigorous assessment of which options will best serve the needs of the business are also key to enterprise architecture success. These can be undertaken using the best-in-class analytics and roadmapping functionality in ABACUS 5.0.

Avolution’s Dr Tim O’Neill will also be presenting at the Symposium/ITxpo about “5 Quick wins that give Enterprise Architects an edge.”

Avolution experts will also be available at to discuss:

  • Developing an enterprise architecture strategy
  • Aligning technology and application strategies with your business
  • Best-practice enterprise architecture roadmapping and digital transformation
  • ABACUS is also used for Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM), IT strategic planning, Business Process Management (BPM), Customer Experience (CX), Solution Architecture (SOA), IT Service Management (ITSM), Business Intelligence (BI), and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC)

For more information and a free 30-day trial of the ABACUS toolset visit

To learn more about the ITxpo visit the conference website

If you’re planning to attend, you will receive a £500 discount off of the standard ticket price with our discount code GSSYM13.


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Enquiries during the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo:

Peter Collins Follow @AvolutionAbacus on Twitter, or LinkedIn

The conference hashtag is #GartnerSym

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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 and other sources
  • Choose an off-the-shelf framework or metamodel or configure an enterprise specific meta-model
  • Analyze your architecture using KPIs and metrics such as TCO, Performance, Availability, Agility etc. Create future state architectures and roadmaps
  • Report with rich visuals including heat maps, treemaps, timelines, lifecycles, capability spaces, trade-off diagrams, charts and dashboards

ABACUS supports Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM), Business Process Management (BPM), Customer Experience (CX), Solution Architecture (SA), IT Service Management (ITSM), Business Intelligence (BI), and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC). It is available either on premise or hosted in the Cloud.

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