Applied Solutions for Application Architecture and

Application Portfolio Management

Application Architecture

Application Architecture and Application Portfolio Management are essential enablers in realising an organisations’ vision with respect to I.T. applications and their support for business objectives and associated business processes. A holistic approach is required in order to fully understand the interplay of the many factors which influence architecture and design decisions.  The objective is to provide an Application Architecture, with an associated set of application solutions, which are scalable, reliable, available and manageable. To this end, we have packaged our learning and best-practice into an enabling software tool solution that helps minimise the knowledge management burden, allowing Application Architects and Application Portfolio Managers to spend more time interacting with clients and stakeholders.

Make the Right Connections

Architecture work generates a great deal of interlinked information. Standard office productivity tools have proven to be inappropriate for architecture, as they do not provide naming standards, semantic checking or versioning.  In addition, information sharing is difficult; also search and maintenance are problematic. EVA Netmodeler solves these problems by providing a strong, secure repository with a flexible meta-model, helping you to capture, maintain, analyse, visualise and share information.

Rich and Flexible Modelling

Graphical Modeler provides a rich and flexible environment, allowing Application Architects/ Portfolio Managers to capture, edit, link and view information and data items. A variety of Application Architecture diagram types are supported out-of-the-box and new types and notations can be added as required. Because modelled content is integrated with the knowledge repository, it provides a consolidated information source for analyses, reports and alternative visualisations.

 

New Insight through Powerful Reports and Visualisation

Seeing your information assembled and presented in various visual formats could highlight relationships, dependencies or trends that might otherwise be overlooked. The Application Architecture/ Portfolio Management applied solution includes a predefined set of Reports and Custom Views. In addition, you may use the out-of-the-box tools to tailor-make your own reports and views (without programming). Available visualisation techniques include (but are not limited to) Bubble Charts, Dendograms, Gap Analysis, Milestone Reports, Radial Charts (Kiviat Diagrams), Table Matrices, Three Concept Types Matrices, Tree Hierarchy Reports, or Tree (Pack) Map Reports.