University of Edinburgh
Preparing to Succeed
Use Case: To bring together all metadata across the university into a single-source truth. Helping to enhance scenario analysis and build reliable roadmaps, keeping stakeholders informed of time critical decisions.
About University of Edinburgh: Considered one of the leading universities worldwide, The University of Edinburgh has a rich history and noted alumni including Olympic champions, novelists, and prime ministers. Founded in 1582, The University of Edinburgh is the sixth oldest university in the United Kingdom.Download case study
Tackling Cybersecurity Risk with Enterprise Architecture
Use Case: Sophos needed to ensure cybersecurity best-practice and secure clients’ trust by identifying potential risks within the business.
Solution: Using ABACUS, Sophos identified six steps to efficiently identify and reduce cybersecurity risks: security catalog setup, risk/security scoring, roadmapping, risk mitigation, visualization application landscapes and business capability maps, continuous risk reduction.Download case study
Webinar: Lombard Odier
Managing Technical Debt Using Enterprise Architecture
The Swiss Private Bank Lombard Odier have recently started a massive platform renovation program, code named “GX”. The main purpose is to reduce technical debt and re-architect the main parts of the platform. To succeed in this project, it is key to identify obsolete technologies, affected components and their dependencies. This workshop walks through how the bank is using ABACUS in order to: Define which technologies are obsolete and prepare the next 5 years technology roadmap, Identify the components to migrate & ensure that dependencies and projects intersections are well managedView case study
Webinar: Network Rail
Using Enterprise Architecture for What If Analysis & Business Change
Network Rail manages 20 of the UK’s largest stations and owns, operates, and develops all of Britain’s railway infrastructure including 20,000 miles of track and 30,000 bridges, tunnels, and viaducts. During this session Brian Hughes, Enterprise Architect at Network Rail provides an insight into their ‘What If’ analysis as well as a walk-through of their strategy in action.View case study
Coventry Building Society
Light Touch for Heavy Lifting
Objective: To enhance their IT strategy and migrate successfully from Sparx and PowerPoint into a single source of truth. Ensuring the team are well positioned to deal with the demands of 2020: the move to remote working, increasing service expectations, technology transformation and changing demand of customers.
About Coventry Building Society: The Coventry Building Society is the second largest building society in the United Kingdom with total assets of more than £49 billion. The society provides a range of Mortgage and Savings products and solutions to over 1.5m members, keeping their members at the heart and focus of their company.Download case study
Webinar: Modern Woodman
Enterprise Strategy & Project Execution with Balanced Scorecard
One of the nation’s largest fraternal financial services organizations, Modern Woodmen of America serves nearly 730,000 members throughout the United States and manages over $17 billion in assets. Modern Woodmen relies on its EA team to help outline business strategies and determine clear routes to outcomes. The team uses Balanced Scorecard and the Business Motivation Model to capture decision-making and roadmap changes. They also use ABACUS to provide senior management with overviews of strategies and projects.View case study
Mastering Data: Creating an Effective EA Repository
By transforming your repository into a single source of truth, you help avoid data silos and allow business leaders to make informed data-driven decisions. During this webinar, Mark Harrison will explore the key steps which Enstar, a leading global insurance group, used to harvest their data into an effective EA repository helping to create value and master their data.View case study
Webinar: Man Group
Understanding your Application Landscape and What’s Important to your Organisation
Use Case: To meet the ever-changing requirements of the business, and to fully understand the application landscape and where the associated risks lie
Solution: Man Group walk through their application modeling journey incl. their challenges, solutions, and future use-cases they aim to support. Focusing on 3 key areas: Defining what is important and to whom, Identifying and modeling criticality, and Using algorithms to remove timely data inputs and provide quick insight into high-risk activities.
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Financial Services (Insurance and Employee Benefits)
Use Case: US insurance and financial services giant Ameritas wanted to eliminate spreadsheet sprawl and establish an authoritative source that could be referred to company-wide to guide cybersecurity, regulatory compliance, technical debt reduction and strategy.
Solution: The team is using ABACUS to integrate data from operational systems, to run impact analysis and to provide self-service access to compliance information. They have built an up-to-date inventory of data, applications, servers and operating systems. They generate architectural artifacts including infrastructure diagrams, application integration diagrams, application catalogues and roadmaps. Employees from the CIO to datacentre operators, are kept informed using enterprise architecture data.Download case study
Navigating Large-Scale Application Management with Portfolio Models & Timeline Roadmaps
Managing the application portfolio at Suncorp, one of Australia’s largest financial services institutions, provides a strong and efficient foundation for the business.
The insurance giant’s enterprise architecture team employs ServiceNow syncing with ABACUS’ centralized repository, to maintain an accurate representation of current state and future lifecycle events. Leveraging ABACUS has facilitated work towards automating the production of target state roadmaps.View case study
Webinar: Suncor Energy
Constructing the Enterprise Digital Twin
Suncor Energy, a leading Canadian energy company, provides sustainable, trusted energy to millions each day. The architecture team at Suncor recognized the potential business value in creating a digital twin, or a virtual counterpart to their real-world system. This presentation identifies best practices for incorporating a digital twin construction into existing business processes and how to find value across your organization.View case study
Use Case: Aurizon is Australia’s largest rail freight operator and a top 50 ASX company. Discover how a small EA team set up a comprehensive repository and demonstrated the value of EA to stakeholders across the organisation.
Solution: Introducing Collaborative Data Management incl. interactive visualisations, Tackling Application Portfolio Management and reduction of Technical Debt, Embracing Fact Driven Decision Making supported by Rapid ingestion of Data, Managing the technology for pathing and infrastructure of 22,00 kilometers of rail network, and moving from delivering static reports to over 120 stakeholders helping to provide self-service live dashboards to keep the business up to date.View case study
Webinar: Amsterdam City Council
Use Case: To support the ongoing digitalization of local government in an effective and timely manner, architects benefit from a shared knowledge base.
This presentation provides insight into the ongoing journey of the architecture team of the City of Amsterdam towards this goal including the use of ArchiMate, Integrations and the move from primarily projects to also landscape contribution.View case study
Modeling and Self-Service Dashboards to Support Business and IT Stakeholders
NXP is a world leader in semiconductor, automotive, industrial IoT and communications technologies. See how their EA team use a combination of ABACUS Enterprise together with ABACUS Studio to support a wide group of users and stakeholders by creating tailored dashboards for specific stakeholders and business area and using process maps, treemaps, graph views and catalogues to communicate information and provide valuable insightsView case study
Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Medical, Animal Care
Objective: Increase business agility and establish a sustainable support model for the group’s core business systems. Reduce the number of ERP systems from 10 to 2 over the medium term.
Solution: Develop a solid baseline of knowledge within ABACUS to manage the evolution of the organization and the introduction of new Systems as well as the consolidation and retirement of existing systems.Download case study
Financial Services (Insurance and Pension Fund Management)
Use Case: KLP is Norway’s largest pensions and life insurance company. They needed to ensure compliance with GDPR and financial services standards. They modeled the company’s portfolios, using Excel to roundtrip their data with ABACUS and used this same data to inform and guide strategic planning and portfolio rationalization.
Solution: KLP Developed an interconnected understanding of the company’s systems, applications and business capabilities. They generate regular compliance reports for GDPR and other data governance requirements and industry standards. They mapped their infrastructure and business capabilities and used that to document existing systems. This allows the EA team to provide detailed analysis for rationalization and strategic planning.Download case study
Jackson Life Insurance
Financial Services (Insurance)
Use Case:Tackle technical debt across 200+ systems. Calculate costs and risks associated with complex application code, outages, security breaches and unsupported software.
Solution: Over a period of only 6 months the team centralized technology and application data in ABACUS and ran cost and risk algorithms on their enterprise architecture models. By managing the risks associated with technical debt and legacy systems strategically, they quickly identified hard dollar savings and ways to improve IT capacity and efficiency.Download case study
Use Case: Manage and transform a massive IT landscape comprising 3000+ processes and 1500+ applications spread over 10,000+ servers.
Solution: Reliance Industries is India’s largest private sector business enterprise and amongst the Fortune 500 companies. It’s businesses span 4G Digital Services, organised retail, and energy and petrochemical products. RIL has adopted a tailored TOGAF metamodel, and is using ABACUS to co-ordinate its architecture and IT management.Download case study
Multinational corporation providing IT and professional services
Use Case: Architecture and roadmapping tool for a global services business.
Solution: CSC is using ABACUS to document and plan cloud-based services. Architects across four continents can access data centralized in ABACUS to document workflows, store technical data, manage projects and run impact analysis. They can quickly build technical roadmaps, release management roadmaps, strategic roadmaps and innovation roadmaps.Download case study
Financial Services (Insurance)
Use Case: Model, understand and optimize the current business and IT environments and how they serve the needs of Nationwide customers. Model target architectures and implementation roadmaps that will best serve the needs of Nationwide tomorrow.
Solution: Business units model systems and processes in ABACUS. This allows the team to provide solution recommendations and produce architectural artifacts to communicate with stakeholders and executives.Download case study
Enterprise Architecture for Smart Cities (Multinational Engineering Firm)
Use Case: Establish a single source of truth which brings clarity to the multiple IT systems, design teams, contractors and procurement in modern construction projects, and supports IoT.
Solution: Arup are using ABACUS to deliver complex infrastructure projects – airports, major sporting venues and world-class smart cities projects. This includes managing interconnected systems on a multibillion dollar smart city project in Qatar and planning of a new baggage handling system for a major airport operator.Download case study
Technology EA Successes eBook
Achievements & Successes From Technology Enterprise Architects
Explore how a leading UK security software firm compared risk scorings using ABACUS algorithms and discover how tailor made meta-models allowed world leading semiconductor and technology company, to encompass both project and program management, and architecture to add value.Download case study
MITA for Medicaid Authorities
US Healthcare Services (State Medicaid Enterprise US)
Objective: Support State Medicaid Agencies with State Self Assessment (SS-A) and enterprise improvement, planning and execution.
Solution: By leveraging the Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) framework available in ABACUS agencies are able to streamline State Self Assessment. They can also put together roadmaps and project plans. Then use this repository for day-to-day enterprise management and for automation of State Self-Assessment.Download case study