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The Forrester Wave™: EA Management Suites, Q2 2013

The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

April 2, 2013

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  • By Tim DeGennaro
  • with Alex Cullen,
  • Henry Peyret,
  • Mackenzie Cahill

Why Read This Report

There is a plethora of vendors in the enterprise architecture management suite (EAMS) market that, like many EA practices themselves, excel at only a portion of a comprehensive EA practice. It is not uncommon for Forrester clients to conduct research on EAMS products, and find that they cannot discern how they are different or able to meet the objectives of their practice. In Forrester's 69-criteria evaluation of EAMS vendors, we identified the 10 most significant software providers based on breadth of EA coverage and ability to fulfill four common EA objectives — alfabet, Avolution, BOC Group, Casewise, EAS, IBM, Mega International, OpenText, Software AG, and Troux Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. Use this research and the use-case scenarios included to guide your selection of the right partner.

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  • Forrester Wave™: EA Management Suites, Q2 '13
  • Forrester Wave™: EAMS Technology-Project Scenario, Q2 '13
  • Forrester Wave™: EAMS Business-Project Scenario, Q2 '13
  • Forrester Wave™: EAMS Technology-Strategy Scenario, Q2 '13
  • Forrester Wave™: EAMS Business-Strategy Scenario, Q2 '13

Table of Contents

  • Interest In EA Tools Is Common Across All Sizes Of EA Practices
  • EA Management Suite Evaluation Overview
  • Evaluation Analysis
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Match Vendor Strengths With EA's Use Case Scenario
  • Supplemental Material