Modelio BA - ArchiMate Enterprise Architect is intended for architects working on enterprise architecture modeling and using the ArchiMate, BPMN and UML standards.
Vision, goals and requirements are all part of the Enterprise Architecture model, playing a central part in the TOGAF Architecture Development Method.
Modelio BA - ArchiMate Enterprise Architect integrates a dedicated support for requirement analysis and goal analysis. The same repository is used for models (ArchiMate, UML, BPMN, …) and for Vision elements (Requirements, Goals, …), allowing thus a comprehensive traceability and impact analysis support. It provides dedicated spreadsheet editors, generates and reverses Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, generates HTML documents. It supports the standard ReqIF requirements exchange format, and reverses existing MS-Word documents.
Requirements and Goals can be graphically modelled using ArchiMate.
Modelio also supports Risk Analysis, Business Rules and Dictionary.
Using the Modelio Web Analyst additional tool, Vision elements can also be edited on the WEB via you favorite browser.
The Enterprise Architecture Repository is a fundamental asset of the enterprise that needs high ends management tools. After several Enterprise Architecture cycles, it contains key knowledge on the enterprise’s organization, business and IT architecture. Repository management, distribution and federation management, version management, roles and access management, consistency and traceability management are some of the issues that need to be addressed.
Modelio BA - ArchiMate Enterprise Architect provides a unified repository covering the entire scope of enterprise architecture modeling. It guarantees the consistency of the models in the repository, ensures global traceability, and provides impact analysis services.
Adding the recommended Teamwork Manager module enables coordination of team cooperation between the different enterprise architecture stakeholders in the enterprise.
Using the Constellation extension provides a centralized Web administration support for the repository and projects, portfolio management support, access roles support, multi-projects and federated organizations support.
Modelio BA - ArchiMate Enterprise Architect automatically generates documents from models. Depending on the document target (requirement analysis, business process definition, design, use cases, class diagrams), architects can choose one of the numerous document templates provided, or use custom templates specific to an organization. HTML, MS-Word and LibreOffice output is also supported.
Modelio's support of rich text edition means that you can document any model element or diagram using your favorite editor (MS-Word, LibreOffice, ...), which is integrated with Modelio. This feature provides you with a unique means of combining models and documentation to support your analysis work.
Modelio provides a graphical link editor that displays different types of links (for example, traceability links), enabling you to browse the entire model through its links.
Traceability management, multi-dimensional browsing in complex models, and browsing all dimensions of enterprise architecture (vision, business, application, and so on) within a single repository are features which are particularly useful to a business architect.
The Modelio link editor also supports impact analysis, by providing links arriving from the opposite direction and arriving at a given element (for example, who implements such and such a requirement?).
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Modelio BA - ArchiMate Enterprise Architect supports in the same repository the three major modeling standards: ArchiMate, and/or UML and/or BPMN (also including Requirements/Goals/Risks models). ArchiMate is well suited to Enterprise Architecture, while UML provides the necessary details to Solution Architecture and BPMN is the language for detailed business process modeling. The entire scope of Business modeling and IT solution modeling is therefore covered. This ensure a complete modeling support, consistency and traceability between all modeling stages for all participants.
Modelio BA - ArchiMate Enterprise Architect also automates the transformation from one stage to another (for example from a general ArchiMate model to a detailed UML one) and manages the traceability (refinement) between ArchiMate/UML/BPMN elements and the consistency. Dedicated matrixes and traceability diagrams can summarize the relations between the models that you have built.
Modelio BA - ArchiMate Enterprise Architect provides an off-the-shelf modeling solution based on ArchiMate.
However, many companies have their own enterprise architecture framework and need to adapt their use of standards. Modelio is fully extensible and customizable, and architects can adapt the modeling language and its support to their needs ( add model extensions, add new model elements, define or withdraw diagram types, add consistency checks, generate specific documentations, implement specific modeling wizards, and so on).
By reusing ArchiMate, and/or UML and or BPM, architects have a very large existing material that they can reuse and assemble. It is easy and quick to provide its own extensions and still be close to the existing standards.