Documenting an Application Landscape
Gard uses Ardoq to map its application landscape and system integrations, capturing all interdependencies between systems in order to reduce risk during change processes.
Throughout the marine insurance industry there is currently a push for digitization of everything from work processes to data handling. In the most extreme cases, paper mail is still used. In order to keep up with this industry-wide change, Gard has identified several critical systems that will need to be replaced in the next few years. In order to minimize risk during these system implementation projects, Gard has set out to document all internal system dependencies.
Gard has been insuring the global maritime industries for their whole range of risks for more than 100 years.
Previous attempts with other tools have proven unsatisfactory, but the flexibility of the Ardoq platform has allowed Gard’s integrations team to quickly produce live documentation that visualizes data flows and integrations, while at the same time storing critical information like data formats in an easily searchable structure.
Through explorable visualizations, the documentation produced is used by both system owners (developers and architects) and business analysts when planning and executing system implementations. Having this single source of up-to-date documentation allows Gard to confidently proceed with integration projects. In the future, Gard plans to transfer all existing paper-based documentation to Ardoq.
“We have searched the market a long time for a tool to document our systems and dependencies. With Ardoq we finally found a tool which is flexible enough to handle our documentation requirements without being forced to use a huge framework.”
– Tor Oskar Wilhelmsen, System Architect, Gard
By using Ardoq, Gard benefits from:
- Automatically generated and updated visualizations of data flows and connected system integrations.
- A flexible platform in which anything can be documented.
- An easy-to-use tool that does not require Gard employees to undertake expensive and time-consuming certification programmes.