Why Read This
Forrester evaluated 10 of the leading enterprise architecture management suite (EAMS) vendors across 89 criteria and found that Mega International (Mega), Troux Technologies, Software AG, and alfabet are Leaders, collectively offering the most-advanced EA tools evolving into the new EAMS market. This market is still being defined, and several other vendors — Metastorm, IBM, Casewise, and Avolution — have started transitioning from second-generation EA tools to EA management suites. These four vendors are Strong Performers — excellent choices to consider, particularly for firms with IT governance processes that are still maturing. The risk of disappointment when adopting an EAMS is still relatively high, and adopting a second-generation EA tool that allows expansion to additional stakeholders — while the tool evolves — can represent a safer approach for many organizations. The Salamander Organization is also a Strong Performer; it delivers a toolbox and services to "build your own EAMS," providing another safe option. Despite its recognized leadership in second-generation EA tools supporting ArchiMate and TOGAF, BiZZdesign has not yet started the journey toward offering an EAMS, though it is still a good choice for traditional EA approaches.