Enterprise Architecture Tool

Architecture frameworks and modeling

ArchiMate Diagram

Create models to support architecture development, using the ArchiMate enterprise modeling language. ArchiMate supports all the graphical notations you need to model businesses, information systems and physical technology architectures, and their inter-relationships. ArchiMate 3.0 also supports modeling organization’s strategies, the drivers of architecture development and plans for the implementation and migration of architecture. And by combining the use of ArchiMate in TOGAF ADM, you can achieve a consistent description and representation of the architectural details across phases and architecture domains.

Zachman Framework

Zachman Framework, an enterprise architecture framework that provides a structured way to view, define and specify an enterprise. Zachman Framework consists of a 2-D matrix, with six typical communication questions (who, what, where, when, why, how) as columns and six perspectives (scope contexts, business concepts, system logic, technology physics, component assembles and operations classes) as rows.

Business Motivation Model

Business motivation model (BMM) is an enterprise architecture tool that helps develop and manage business plans. Business motivation model enables the identification of factors, which motivate the establishment of the business plans. It also provides a graphical representation of the business plans and show how the factors are related with the business plans.

Enterprise Architecture Toolset

Maturity Analysis and Assessment

Assessments of architecture or business capabilities can help you evaluate where you are and where you should be headed. The Maturity model is designed to aid in conducting such assessments. It helps you enhance the overall odds for success by identifying weak areas and reasonable targets to aim for, thus defining a path towards architectural improvements.

Scope Analysis

Visual Paradigm Enterprise (Former ArchiMetric) supports all the ArchiMate elements you need to visualize the scope of the architecture development. Besides, you can apply different color codings on the enterprise units to indicate the level of impacts on them.

Business Concept Diagram

Provide a less formal and rigorous high-level representation of business processes and organization structure for business audience.

Migration Roadmap

Represents the time frame of individual sub-projects and the critical transitions, using a migration roadmap. You can also indicate the moment when a project reviewed and investment will take place throughout the project life-cycle. As well as presenting the project triggers through the production of deliverables.

Implementation Plan Diagram

Plan major development activities of a project with an implementation plan diagram. Implementation plan shows how a software project will evolve at a high level. It ensures that the development teams are working together to deliver results that meet the customers' needs on time..

Report and Deliverable Generation

Follow the TOGAF Architecture Development Method (ADM) to develop and compose archifacts step-by-step for a deliverable, and automatically generate nice and modifiable report in one click!

Progress Monitoring and Indicator

Break down, visualize the TOGAF complex activities into smaller and manageable steps and activities with Progress Indicator for EA monitoring and quick traversal.

Form Filling and Inline Instruction

You really don’t need to learn too much in order to develop an enterprise architecture because all you need is to follow the instructions and samples, and fill in the blanks.

Viewpoints and Transformation Modeling

Transition Architecture and Sub-diagram

It’s always good to focus on a small set of related concepts at a time, and that’s in fact the beauty of visual modeling. Visual Paradigm Enterprise (Former ArchiMetric) allows you to separate different levels of architecture details by establishing multiple levels of diagrams. You can model the development plan with transitions, gaps, and create sub-diagrams for each gap in modeling the work packages/projects. The same technique can be applies to other parts of architecture models as well.

Shape Legend

Create the right type of shapes quickly through the use of the shape legend. It's just a drag to create a shape from shape legend and you're done. It also ensures the correctness of your work since it only displays the element type available under the selected viewpoint for the diagram.

Color Legend

Want to visually denote a type of architecture elements such as ‘Only in Plateau Target’? Color legend allows you to instantly indicate and recognize the grouping/type of shapes, making it an extremely useful tool when performing gap analysis.

Reuse Elements with Model Extractor

Save time from unnecessary re-work, meanwhile improving the efficiency of progress, through re-using the same elements across architecture models. As part of the shape legend, the model extractor will analyse your project and lists out the existing elements that can be re-used in current design. Choose, confirm, and that’s it! No more re-work.

ArchiMate 3.0 and 2.0 Viewpoints

The use of viewpoint allows you to capture and communicate different aspects of a single, underlying architecture model. Visual Paradigm Enterprise (Former ArchiMetric) supports the latest set of viewpoiints defined under ArchiMate 3.0 standard.

Custom Viewpoints

If the pre-defined viewpoints do not suffice, create your own. You can select the elements available as well as defining the stakeholders whom are interested in it.