Aligning strategy, operations, processes and technologies
Many organisations find it challenging to produce EnterpriseArchitecture that delivers strategic value across the business. Historically EA has been centred on the IT domain, but to reach its true potential, EA must support the entire business. EA should play a crucial role when it comes to developing and supporting new or changing strategies, acquisitions and mergers, business transformation or perhaps introducing new product lines.
If Enterprise Architecture is to become a genuine ‘business tool’, it must be designed in such a way, that enables the business community to easily understand it and to encourage its wider use.
To be of real value to an organisation, Enterprise Architecture needs to be business driven:
- It needs to be able to communicate at the ‘business level’.
- It needs to be easy to use and easy to understand.
- It needs to be able to capture the complexities of the organisation, across the strategy, operations, processes and technologies, yet also communicate their interaction and alignment in a simple and effective way.
- It needs to provide effective business analysis.
QPR EnterpriseArchitect provides all of the functions and features that you would expect to find in a world of class EA tool. It supports modelling standards such as TOGAF®, ArchiMate®, Zachman®, UML, IDEF, BPMN etc. but as importantly, it is packaged in a way that makes it as easy to use as Microsoft Office®.
What really makes QPR EnterpriseArchitect different, is its integration with Performance Management. Having the ability to link capabilities, requirements, goals and processes, to traffic lights, KPIs and dashboards, supports the elevation of EA from the IT domain to the board room.
QPR EnterpriseArchitect comes with an optional best practice methodology and framework. The methodology and framework provides a blueprint of how and where to start the EA project. It also presents the architecture in a business friendly context.
With QPR EnterpriseArchitect, architects have a single design environment that encompasses their organisation’s enterprise and business architecture, including strategy, operations, processes and technologies.
QPR EnterpriseArchitect has a completely open meta model, which provides architects with total flexibility, as well as comprehensive catalogue, diagram and matrix modelling capabilities.
The system is designed for rapid modelling. The tool palette is context sensitive, therefore offering the architect only those elements etc. that are approved for that particular area.
QPR EnterpriseArchitect is included in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture tools.