Solution Architecture

Solution Architects design systems which improves the reliability, speed and scalability of projects. Use ABACUS to manage both technical vision and project implementation, to meet business requirements.

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A Leading Modeling Software

By pulling together a connected view of business processes, applications, platforms and technology, architects can design appropriate solutions. Take advantage of industry standard frameworks and modeling techniques and present plans using a range of viewpoints, roadmaps, charts and diagrams.

Solution Architecture & Design Steps

Take advantage of major solution, system and software modeling approaches available in ABACUS

  • Scope requirements and system specifications and map out target architectures
  • Run analytics to understand dependencies, costs, risks and opportunities
  • Assess options, run scenario analysis and select the technology stack
  • Collaborate and share data with business architects, application architects, technical architects and enterprise architects.
  • Motivate decision-makers with clear presentations about Budgets, Cost-Savings, Roadmaps and Growth

Solution, System & Software Modeling Approaches

Major notations and frameworks used by solution architects are available out-of-the-box in ABACUS:

  • The Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • Systems Modeling Language (SysML)
  • Business Process Modeling Notations (BPMN)
  • Model-Driven Architecture (MDA)
  • TOGAF and ArchiMate
  • Business Capability Modeling

Shapes, graphics and icons in ABACUS diagrams can also be customized. New shapes can be added to your shapes library for use in diagrams and easily converted from Visio. ABACUS is also set up for architects who need to use multiple modeling languages as well as designing their own.

For more information on notations and frameworks please click here.

Showcasing the BPMN Framework in ABACUS EA Tool

Selecting a Framework That Works

Enterprise architecture frameworks can vary widely. Some emphasize high level strategic viewpoints, others may focus on a capability planning phase and many provide ways of structuring business data, technology and infrastructure designs.

How to Choose an Enterprise Architecture Framework

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Import Data in ABACUS
Import
Import data easily from Excel, Visio, SharePoint. Maintain a centralized repository
Design
Design and model solution architectures using industry-standard frameworks and metrics
Analyze data with ABACUS
Analyze
Use scenario analysis and stress testing to identify weaknesses, assess alternatives and design a robust solution
Report
Report using tailor-made, interactive dashboards
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