Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools
The Magic Quadrant is a graphical presentation of a company's Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute their vision compared to market standards and other technologies in the same category. Magic Quadrants research reports can be highly useful tools for investors looking to find a company that fits their needs and businesses seeking to compare competitors in their market and possibly gain the upper hand. According to Gartner, the report offers visual snapshots, in-depth analyses and actionable advice that provide insight into a market’s direction, maturity and participants. Magic Quadrants compare vendors based on Gartner’s standard criteria and methodology.
In the Magic Quadrant report, Gartner explains that EA tools provide a centralised, single source of truth about the enterprise. EA tools capture the limitations of the IT assets, processes, value streams, change programs and projects in support of business strategy, and the ecosystem of relationships it has up and down the value chain. As such, they provide a critical resource to help organisations mature and improve their business operations as well as the enterprise operating model. In the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools, ATD Solution’s tool partners have been listed as leaders and challengers for their tools.
Figure 1: Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools 2020
Avolution has been recognised by Gartner as a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools, for its ABACUS platform. ABACUS supports enterprise architects, business, solution and IT architects and also the many teams and decision-makers they work with across the business. According to the report, Avolution continues its active involvement in the development of EA frameworks such as The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF®) and ArchiMate®, which is also reflected in its proactive engagement of customers to co-innovate products and solutions. Avolution believes that their Leader position has acknowledged their success in helping businesses build roadmaps and make decisions by providing clear data on risk and costs and by automating data management to save time. They also believe that it is important to keep critical infrastructure running smoothly, bolster cybersecurity, and also guide the technology transformation acceleration.
BiZZdesign has once again been identified as a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools Report. This is due to a solid track record of successfully delivering business value to customers and the maturity of their product and services offering. According to the report, BiZZdesign’s consulting-led approach provides customers the opportunity to have a jointly owned roadmap, with milestones to demonstrate value and this entails the combination of software and services led by EA practitioners that focus on rapid time-to-business value. They believe that this placing underscores BiZZdesign’s unwavering commitment to its mission of unleashing the full potential of organisations through the power of enterprise architecture.
BOC Group has been positioned as a Challenger in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant. The report stated that BOC Group has built an effective digital engagement strategy combining centralized resources with those of the localized partner network. BOC Group has embraced innovation within its business model, for example, by providing ADOIT:Community as a starter point, which provides the vendor with low-cost sales leads. Several features in the product set stand out against the other tools evaluated in the report, including support for objectives and key results (OKRs) to guide optimization, deep integration of Microsoft Office presentation mechanisms and design-thinking tooling. BOC Group believes that Gartner’s recognition of their tool assures customers that they chose or will choose the best EA suite for their business with ADOIT. It is a signal that an outstanding level of sophistication, value, reliability and effectiveness are guaranteed with their products.
Orbus Software has been named as a Challenger in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant. Gartner Magic Quadrant reported that Orbus Software makes strong use of its Microsoft-centric strategy to build buy-in from a wider audience beyond EA. With customers across EMEA, NA and APAC, Orbus Software has an extensive global strategy. It provides differentiated pricing for different regions based on EA maturity and economic factors. To further support its rest-of-the-world strategy, iServer supports multiple languages. Orbus Software will continue to lead the world in adopting and extending Microsoft’s technology stack to support EA, enabling organizations to capitalize on their existing Microsoft investment.
ATD Solution has a strong relationship with all the tool partners and these global strategic partnerships equip us to address the needs of the industry market. We are dedicated to delivering excellence in digital adoption initiatives and supporting clients through successful business IT transformations.
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