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 is presented to the user community through a collaborative web experience and ties together via a central shared repository. An integrated set of views and information on strategy, business capabilities, applications, information assets, technologies, etc., give information consumers a thorough understanding of the enterprise, providing insights necessary to optimize, rationalize and transform.
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 associated metrics. 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 landscape views to visualize and analyze your architecture across the enterprise. Any object can be added to a landscape view and color coded based on any available data property, providing meaningful insight across a broad view of the organization. Use these heatmap-style views to assess business capabilities, applications, information assets, projects, technologies 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 representation. Heatmaps reveal important information about the costs or value of individual capabilities and identify where to focus your time and resources.
erwin EA is highly customizable and configurable for integration into your environment. erwin EA Agile is a cloud-based, out-of-the box platform that uses industry frameworks, such as TOGAF® and ArchiMate®, so you’ll be up and running EA instantly.