- Modeling to the Open Group’s Archimate specification
- Model objects stored to a database for analytical purposes
- TOGAF and Zachmann frameworks reinforce method-specific content models, etc.
Over one year
There are various add-on components depending on what features/version you buy. Trying to install all products as a non-admin did create challenges. Otherwise, installation with admin privileges was uneventful. Installation of the product’s database schema to the database was simple and the subsequent use of the database as a store for modeling data was easy.
No the product is generally very stable.
No. This product is a desktop tool and generally would not have any scalability issues unless using a centralized service, such as a database server.
No customer service has been needed in the one year of service.Technical Support:
No technical support has been needed in the one year of service.
Other solutions in earlier years. This product was an initial purchase for this need and did not replace any other product within this context.
Installation was straightforward for all components and configurations.
In house implementation.
The nature of this product did not justify an ROI but given a typical fully burdened rate for employee time, the sub-$1000 price tag is quickly recovered.
List price for EA Ultimate Edition was just under $1000/seat perpetual license. Use of a shared Microsoft SQL Server as a repository adds approximately $2.00/day for all EA users based on the company’s negotiated license fee.
Archimate from the Open Group as well as other more robust EA products, both open source and proprietary.
This is really just a modeling tool. Despite its name it does not really compare to to other “enterprise architecture” tools from companies such as Orbus, and Troux. That said the product offers full development life-cycle modelling in addition to some project management tie-ins.