IDS Scheer expands solution portfolio for Enterprise Architecture Management

29 August 2008

IDS Scheer has been awarded The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) Support Tool certification status for its ARIS Solution for Enterprise Architecture Management.

This now enables the leading global solution provider for business process management to fully support Enterprise Architecture (EA), the world's most commonly used corporate architecture framework.

Efficient enterprise architectures allow for sustainable long and short term cost reductions by effectively managing complex structures and connections between corporate strategy, business processes and IT.

As a member of The Open Group — an independent organisation focusing on open standards and global interoperability within and between companies— IDS Scheer can now influence the future direction of drives TOGAF. IDS Scheer UK also has TOGAF certified consultants, who can assist customers in developing TOGAF based EA solutions. This emphasises Furthermore, Gartner and Forrester’s have positioninged of IDS Scheer as market leaders for enterprise architecture solutions.

To coincide with the certification, IDS Scheer has launched ARIS IT Inventory, a new core product within the ARIS Solution for Enterprise Architecture Management. This new product will help companies plan their IT landscapes and alignment to the business within a process-based environment.

The ARIS IT Inventory enhances the solution with the addition of a web-based, user-friendly maintenance component for applications, technologies and infrastructure information. This new feature, designed to allow the publication of IT system information via the Intranet, provides users with web-based input screens to maintain application and technology data.

The scalability of ARIS IT Inventory for large user groups makes it possible to quickly generate decentralised IT system inventories while supporting the simultaneous processing of system data and descriptions by multiple users. The ARIS Platform then uses this IT system inventory to produce a complete IT planning environment with an integrated database, the ARIS Repository. This enables them to respond in a flexible and agile way to changing market situations and continuously boost their performance.

Dr. Wolfram Jost, Member of the Executive Board with responsibility for Product Strategy and Development of IDS Scheer, reveals: "For IDS Scheer as a key player in the Enterprise Architecture environment, TOGAF certification was the next logical step toward extending the company's position in the market. ARIS IT Inventory helps IT architects to develop TOGAF-compliant corporate architectures.

He continues: “This allows companies to benefit from cost savings, as it is possible to design IT lifecycles more efficiently, enhance IT-based business processes and increase overall transparency; in turn, these things help companies to continuously boost their performance."

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