Free and open source tools can be useful if you have rudimentary architecture requirements, but they can’t help you achieve the same business outcomes and decision-making insights as a more sophisticated solution like erwin EA. With erwin EA, enterprise architects have everything they need in one place to plan, manage and respond to business and IT change while driving digital business transformation. Everything in erwin EA works together via a central repository with diagrams, roadmaps, analysis, kanbans, publishing and more, giving you a thorough understanding of your enterprise so you can add value, increase efficiency and deliver business requirements.
erwin EA has a shared central repository for storing enterprise architecture assets, making it easy to build a catalog of your business applications and their attributes. By analyzing this catalog, you can identify applications that are redundant or duplicated and realize substantial license fee savings.
Using erwin EA, you can build dynamic roadmaps to visualize your architecture information over time. Any object with a time-based attribute can be added to a roadmap, and all changes to attribute information will be displayed in real time. Configure roadmaps for business capabilities, application lifecycles, technology delivery, work packages, requirements, ideas and more.
erwin EA makes business capability modeling simple, so you can identify critical gaps and opportunities in your enterprise architecture. By focusing on either an individual business unit or the entire organization, you can map existing capabilities to business goals and objectives to get a visual description. Heatmaps reveal important information about the costs or value of individual capabilities and identify where to focus your time and resources.
erwin EA Agile is a cloud-based, out-of-the box platform that uses industry frameworks, such as TOGAF® and ArchiMat® 3.0. With this deployment methodology, you’ll be up and running EA instantly. But if you prefer an on-premise solution that can be highly customized for integration into your environment, you’ll want to evaluate erwin EA.