Software AG today announced that it has been named by Gartner, Inc., a leading industry analyst firm, in the Leaders Quadrant of the recently released Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools (1) . Enterprise Architecture (EA) tools help companies ensure that IT design and development follows a path that enables the achievement of essential business goals. With the integration of ARIS into its product portfolio, Software AG delivers a feature-rich tool set well known for its longstanding leadership in EA and Business Process Analysis (BPA).
“It is an honor to be recognized in the Leaders Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools,” said Dr. Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer and Member of the Executive Board, Software AG. “The proven capabilities of the ARIS Platform in enterprise architecture management, especially in alignment of business goals with IT strategy and operations, are key elements customers have come to depend on.”
In describing the EA market, Gartner stated that “Enterprise architects must integrate, analyze and communicate structured and unstructured information about a wide range of subjects (technology, solutions, interfaces, information and data, business processes, organization structure, and strategy). This information must be authoritative, auditable and meaningful for a variety of stakeholders across IT and the business.” EA tools allow architects to fulfill this role by allowing them to capture, store, structure, analyze and present information related to EA and by allowing for multiple architectural viewpoints.
(1) Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools” by Chris Wilson and Julie Short, October 28, 2010.
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