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Enterprise Architecture Management Tool Survey 2005

Last modified Jun 25, 2018


The Enterprise Architecture Management Tool Survey 2005 evaluates the products of nine major players in the market of Enterprise Architecture Management Tools. It is meant to provide decision support to potential buyers of such tools.

Vendors, Sponsors and Partners

The analyzed tools are: Adaptive EAM (Adaptive, Ltd.), planningIT (alfabet AG), ADOit (BOC GmbH), Corporate Modeler Suite & IT Architecture Accelerator (Casewise, Inc.), ARIS Toolset (IDS Scheer AG), MEGA (MEGA International SA), ( GmbH), System Architect (Telelogic AB), Metis (Troux Technologies, Inc.)

The industry partners supporting this survey are: AMB Generali Informatik Service, BMW Group, Deutsche Börse Systems, Deutsche Post, HVB Systems, Kühne + Nagel, Münchener Rück, Siemens, T-Com, TUI



Enterprise architecture (EA) management is one of the most attractive approaches for IT managers trying to align business and IT. This survey analyzes the emerging market for EA management tools in depth.

If you are searching for tool support in EA management or you are establishing an EA management process you will find a detailed analysis of major players in the EA management market as well as a detailed introduction to EA management.

This extensive EA management tool survey has been performed between January and August 2005 by the chair for Software Engineering for Business Information System (sebis) at the Technische Universität München together with industry partners. These partners provided comprehensive input to the evaluation criteria and detailed information about their approach to EA management, which were distilled into a set of scenarios as the basis for this tool evaluation.

To accommodate the diversity of EA management approaches, the results of this study are not compiled into a simple ranked list of tools, but are aggregated by two kiviat diagrams (aka spider diagrams). The first diagram consists of nine axes and reveals, how specific functionalities like visualization, reporting, collaboration, and usability are implemented by each individual tool. The second diagram focuses on the strengths and weaknesses an user is likely to face, when carrying out each of the EA management tasks as exemplified in the survey.

This fine-grained evaluation result enables the reader to individually match their specific requirements with the tools investigated. Thus, the survey provides a structured decision support rather than a simple one- or two-dimensional ranking.

Key points

  • Comprehensive description of 14 scenarios developed in cooperation with industry partners for analyzing the tools: seven scenarios for analyzing specific functionality and seven scenarios for analyzing the support of EA management tasks
  • Detailed analysis of each tool based on simulations of scenarios, including screenshots, reports, etc. generated by each tool
  • Ranking of the tools based on nine criteria for specific tool functionality and seven criteria for support of EA management tasks
  • 338 number of A4-pages with over 300 graphics, screenshots and tables
  • Fully printed in color

Further information

The printed version of our Enterprise Architecture Management Tool Survey 2005 is sold out!
Therefore, the report is available for general purchase in PDF for the reduced price of 599EUR plus VAT (German exkl. MwSt.).

  • PDFs containing the media releases (English)


[MW06] Matthes, F.; Wittenburg, A.: Tool-Auswahl erfordert Detailwissen. In: Computerwoche 38, 2006.
[Er06] Ernst, A.; Lankes, J.; Schweda, C.; Wittenburg, A.: Tool Support for Enterprise Architecture Management - Strengths and Weaknesses. In: The Tenth IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2006), Hong Kong, 2006.
[ELW05] Ernst, A.; Lankes, J.; Wittenburg, A.: Werkzeuge für das Architekturmanagement großer IT-Landschaften. In: is report 12/2005, OXYGON Verlag, 2005.
[se05] sebis: Enterprise Architecture Management Tool Survey 2005. TU München, Chair for Informatics 19 (sebis), Germany, 2005.