AVOLUTION, developer and supplier of software solutions for IT strategy, planning and enterprise modelling, has announced the forthcoming launch of a new web-based enhancement to its Enterprise Architecture and Portfolio Management solution, ABACUS® 4.0, at the Gartner Symposium and ITxpo in Barcelona (5-8 November 2012).
ABACUS® Intelligence On-Demand™ addresses the needs of business and IT decision makers to view up-to-date information on corporate resources whenever it’s needed, via a hosted, web-based service. As a platform agnostic, HTML5 ‘web app’, AI On-Demand links directly to a customer’s ABACUS repository, enabling dynamic views of their architecture model to be displayed on pc’s, tablets and smart phones.
The AI On-Demand service complements Avolution’s existing ABACUS product suite that provides solutions for a range of business challenges, including: Strategic Planning; Enterprise Portfolio Management (EPM); Enterprise Architecture (EA); Business Process Management (BPM); Business Intelligence (BI); IT Service Management (ITSM); and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC). To fulfil these business needs, organisations can use ABACUS to create a structural model embracing Business, Information, Application and Technology domains, and utilise sophisticated analysis techniques to determine optimal paths for business and IT change.
ABACUS enables defined viewpoints of architecture models, and outcomes from analysis of planned changes, to be displayed as catalogues, diagrams, charts, matrices and 3D views. Collections of such views can be assigned to pre-configured dashboards, to bring meaningful information to targeted user groups. With AI On-Demand, such dashboards become available to user communities via their web browser, enhanced with the rich user experience of HTML5. Dashboards are assembled from dock-able and navigable ‘portlets’, which users can re-order and re-size to their needs, with each portlet delivering query-based results directly from the ABACUS repository. Users therefore benefit from instant and dynamic access to repository data, with the convenience of using their own choice of device.
ABACUS® Intelligence On-Demand™ and the full ABACUS® 4.0 product suite will be on display at Avolution’s booth at ITxpo.
Avolution (avolution.eu) provides the ABACUS® solution which is unique to the enterprise modelling space in that it can create multiple solution alternatives (architectures) and then run various simulations (Discrete Event, Monte Carlo etc) against each alternative for metrics such as Performance, Cost and Availability. In so doing it can recommend the optimal path for investment, with predictive and quantitative certainty.
• Build any number of solution alternatives and views, all according to a completely flexible meta-model, importing from MS Visio, MS Excel and many other formats.
• Analyse your architecture(s) for metrics such as; Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Performance, Availability, Agility and many more.
• View the architecture(s) and the results of any evaluation using advanced techniques such as; 3D, heat maps, timelines, lifecycles, capability spaces and trade-off diagrams.
About Gartner Symposium ITexpo 2012
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the world's most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives. The 2012 agenda offers 350+ analyst sessions, workshops, roundtables and mastermind keynotes across four full days. With 10 role-based tracks and 6 industry tracks, the agenda targets specific title responsibilities and ways to adapt new ideas and strategy to individual industries, along with insight into what's next in IT.
Enquiries during the Gartner ITexpo:
Peter Collins, Avolution (UK) Ltd
T: +44(0)79 8561 5710 - E: peter.d.collins[.]avolution.eu.