ARIS BPM Review

Caters to moving older objects into an integrated DB


What is most valuable?

Platform that it supports covers legacy and new. Caters to moving older objects into an integrated DB, relatively popular ones: SQL, Oracle, etc.

What needs improvement?

No product is complete. As technologies evolve, so must the tools to support them. End-to-end visibility and real-time are areas that will need greater attention.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with scalability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I do not believe that there is a site in this country that has exceeded the scalability limitation.

How is customer service and technical support?

Judging from my perspective, all the forums appear to have topical discussions. Also, requested a latest GA version date and received a response.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Staunch user of Visio, ArchiMate. A requirement for a client, decided to explore deeper. Alfabet.

How was the initial setup?

The Aris version that I have is straightforward.   

What other advice do I have?

Although digital business transformation (e.g. IoT, Blockchain) is top of mind for many IT professionals, many companies are facing legacy systems consuming operating budgets and have limited visibility into their enterprise architecture. It is increasingly difficult to meet RFC (requests for change) deadlines and digital business transformation demands. Therefore, a simple and easy to use enterprise architecture is important for implementing an effective digital business transformation program.

However, enterprise architecture (EA) and the frequently used methodology TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) have an image problem. Business and IT leaders are frequently bypassing the enterprise architect because they have the following issues:

  1. The enterprise architecture and TOGAF are not practical to complete and are difficult to explain.
  2. The EA terminology is difficult to understand and not aligned with operational departments.
  3. The EA governance methodology and EA models are difficult to understand and to maintain.
  4. Too much focus of project delivery and IT architecture 

Because of these issues the enterprise architect, and business and IT leaders, are not always aligned and do not fully cooperate to resolve the EA issues at hand. Most of the design decisions are made by business and IT leaders who are not always in line with the vision of the enterprise architect. This has an impact on the quality of the EA. In order to improve the cooperation, the enterprise architecture should be presented in a more practical and simple way.

Needs to be driven from the top, must standardise and simplify centric environments. Architectural principals - governance a must.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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