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2023 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Architecture Tools

The Enterprise Architecture tool you should consider this year

Find out how Ardoq scored across all five Use Cases in the Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Architecture Tools report.


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How To Find the Right Enterprise Architecture Tool for Your Organization

The Critical Capabilities report evaluates vendors and is a companion report to the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Architecture Tools publication.

We believe the research by Gartner helps Enterprise Architects and innovation leaders focus on critical tool capabilities that best meet the current and future needs of the organization.

Learn how different Enterprise Architecture software vendors scored across these five Use Cases, and discover the key differentiators in their offerings:

1. Support Transformation and Optimization

Ardoq scored 4.30 out of 5 in the Enterprise Transformation Management Use Case

Use Enterprise Architecture tools to capture the organization's business architecture and how it supports the wider strategic change plans.

While working on enterprise transformation projects, consider this question:
How can you confidently align strategy and execution?

support change, transformation and optimization use case

2. Assess and Manage an Evolving IT Portfolio

Ardoq scored 4.33 out of 5 in the IT Portfolio Management Use Case

Manage low-value IT systems out of your estate, freeing up budget and resources to work towards future goals and drive strategy forward.

While managing your application portfolio, consider this question:
How can you open the door for smarter investments and innovation that drives enduring success?

assess and manage an evolving it portfolio use case

3. Capture, Structure, Analyze and Present Models

Ardoq scored 4.26 out of 5 in the Advanced Roadmapping Use Case

Easily plan and track objectives and key results. Use the integration with agile planning tools to prioritize initiatives and the associated roadmaps. 

An important question to organizations pursuing digital transformation:
Does your existing Enterprise Architecture toolset offer robust API integrations, or do you need to consider a more capable alternative?

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4. Empower Agile Teams with Solutions Aligned to Enterprise Strategy

Ardoq scored 4.28 out of 5 in the Solution Architecture Design and Delivery Use Case

Build architecture that empowers technologists across the organization while ensuring compliance with internal standards. Avoid manual centralized governance becoming a bottleneck for your organization’s progress.

Aim to answer this key question:
Does your Enterprise Architecture solution support agile development and governance? Is it adaptable to your organization’s strategic objectives?

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5. Innovation and Sustainability

Ardoq scored 4.24 out of 5 in the Innovation and Sustainability Use Case

Enterprise Architects are often the change-makers in their organizations, capitalizing on external trends and facilitating internal processes of ideation to drive innovation through cross-functional perspectives.

To move forward as a strategic, aligned organization, reflect on this question:
Do you have a satisfactory Enterprise Architecture solution and does it support your innovation initiatives?

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What Ardoq's Customers Say

Scott Brooker, Business Architecture Director at Premier Tech
"The true architects of our business are the leadership team. We are enabling them to continue to have better data, better models, and better insights. With Ardoq, we can funnel the details and massage them into an understandable message."
Scott Brooker
Business Architecture Director
Robert Proeber, Manager of Cloud and Data Governance
“(Now, with Ardoq) we have a portfolio view where you basically see what applications we have, their lifecycle information, who's owning an application, and the cost.”
Robert Pröber
Manager of Cloud and Data Governance

Learn More About 2023 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Architecture

Discover all the vendors that were recognized and understand their key features.

Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Architecture Tools, 20 November 2023, Andreas Frangou, Andrew Gianni, Austin Steinmetz, Akshay Jhawar
Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools, 20 November 2023, Andrew Gianni, Andreas Frangou, Austin Steinmetz, Akshay Jhawar
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