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Feature Comparison Table for Enterprise Architecture Tool Selection

Whether you're working through a tool RFP or RFQ or familiarizing yourself with enterprise architecture tools, the table below is designed to provide a useful summary and guide. It gives an overview of some of the main the features available in each module of leading IT management and modeling tool, ABACUS.

For a more detailed insight into ABACUS or if you have specific questions about whether ABACUS supports features necessary for your practice, please contact us at contact@avolutionsoftware.com or download your free 30-day trial below...

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ABACUS-Architect-iconArchitect ABACUS-Portfolio-Manager-iconPortfolio Manager sharepoint-logo.pngSharePoint Sync ABACUS-Designer-iconDesigner ABACUS-Simulator-iconSimulator ABACUS-Enterprise-iconEnterprise Server ABACUS-Publisher-iconPublisher ABACUS-Intelligence-iconIntelligence ABACUS-Report-Builder-iconReport Builder
Create projects from over 100 frameworks incl TOGAF 9.x, ArchiMate 3.x and BPMN 2.x
Model multiple architectures through diagrams, charts, matrices and dashboards
Run impact analysis, create heatmaps and roadmaps, validate/ensure data quality,and many more analysis techniques
Manage portfolios through catalogues / lists and roundtrip them with Excel
Synchronize portfolios to / from SharePoint lists
Use drag and drop functionality to create new hybrid frameworks
Modify existing metamodels with new types, attributes, standards and notations
Analyze architectures using algorithms and simulations incl: Cost, Complexity, Reliablility and Performance
Use and create automated server-side simulations for immediate analysis of changes
Collaborate on a shared repository across multiple locations with user roles, CRUD permissions and Active Directory (AD) integration
Detect and resolve user conflicts against the shared repository
View full audit trails of repository changes
Publish full models to a secure website via HTML and gather feedback from stakeholders
Create and access business intelligence dashboards through any HTML5 browser on desktop, tablet or mobile.
Query Dynamic Treemaps, Chord diagrams, Sunbursts and other visualizations
Design rich reports with graphics, visualizations, and more
Export reports to Word, PDF and Excel
Modeler-RGB-no-bg.pngArchitect
  • Create projects from over 100 frameworks
  • Modeling and analysis through diagrams, charts, matrices and more
  • Export and import via Microsoft Office, 3rd party tools and  many other formats 
ABACUS_SharePoint_Sync_icon.pngSharePoint Sync
  • Create new SharePoint lists directly from ABACUS data
  • Synchronize data to and from existing SharePoint lists 
Report-Builder-RGB-no-bg.pngReport Builder
  • Design reports for a range of stakeholders
  • Graphical representations of roadmaps, IT lifecycles and portfolios
  • Export to Word, PDF and Excel or periodically distribute auto generated reports 
Designer
  • Drag and drop functionality to design new or hybrid frameworks
  • Modify existing frameworks with new standards, types and templates 
Simulator
  • Algorithms to evaluate business change and analysis of risk, security, maturity and more
  • Metric based simulations incl. cost, complexity, performance and availability 
Publisher-RGB-no-bg.pngPublisher
  • Publish entire models to secure website via HTML
  • Collect direct feedback with reference to specific areas of published model
Data-Editor-RGB-no-bg.pngPortfolio Manager
  • Low cost solution
  • Federated data collection for users outside the core team
Enterprise Server
  • Collaboration between multiple teams on a shared repository
  • Easily manage and resolve conflicts
  • Complete and live audit trial of changes
Intelligence-no-bg.pngIntelligence
  • Business intelligence dashboard through HTML5
  • Supported across PC's, tablets and mobile devices
  • Generate dynamic visualizations


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