It’s happened again. Even after redefining the EA tools market in March 2011, leading industry analyst firm, Gartner, positions Software AG in the Leaders Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture tools.

Software AG Market Leader in Enterprise Architecture Market In this Magic Quadrant, the Leaders have a broad range of capabilities to support EA, combined with the ability to deliver these capabilities to a diverse group of stakeholders. Although each of the Leaders has different strengths, they all provide good capabilities to assist the EA mission to translate business vision and strategy into effective enterprise change. In addition, they have a clear vision of the direction and maturation of the EA discipline.

Gartner recognizes there are increasing challenges that enterprise architects are facing. “Enterprise architects, beyond the getting-started stage, are eventually challenged with a number of problems beyond the capabilities of office productivity tools to support. These challenges include managing a large number of artifacts; capturing the complex relationships between many elements across those artifacts; conducting gap analysis, impact analysis, scenario planning and modeling; and presenting information to stakeholders. The enterprise architecture (EA) tool market has evolved to produce professional-grade tools designed to address these challenges.”

Software AG has continued its commitment to the enterprise architecture market by ensuring a portfolio of products that complement the base ARIS EA tool. The Software AG ARIS Platform offers value to a variety of stakeholders both business and IT, extending the value of EA across departments and roles. “Core to our strategy of providing customers with maximum business value is to establish an agile enterprise architecture which allows IT in alignment with business goals and strategies,” said Dr. Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer and member of the Group Executive Board, Software AG. “We are proud to be named in the Leaders Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools in this latest Magic Quadrant. Considering that EA matures into a strategic planning discipline that must be operationalized, ARIS facilitates support for this discipline with its enterprise-class performance, ease-of-use, comprehensive feature set and support for cross-enterprise collaboration. Our customers acknowledge the consistent evolution of ARIS towards social, cloud, mobile and big data/analytics.

With our upcoming ARIS 9.0 release, our customers will be able to provide every stakeholder with the right tool environment, product perspective, information, data and user interface to address his or her role-specific skills and needs. You can adapt the tool to project-specific requirements, from metamodel to UI configurations. We want to thank our customers for driving continuous innovations that make our product platforms technology market leaders. For more information about ARIS 9.0, download the ARIS 9.0 Innovations Brochure. Share what you think makes our ARIS platform a market leader in the Enterprise Architecture space.

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