Application Architecture

Manage, govern, and visualize your organization’s application landscape

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What is Application Architecture?

A description of the structure and interaction of applications as groups of capabilities that provide key business functions and manage data assets.

 

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Given the unprecedented pace of technological change, Gartner predict that more than 75% of multi-enterprise processes will be implemented as composite applications by 2018.

Traditional businesses are being reinvented overnight, and your organization needs to find a way to respond quickly and effectively to the sudden changes in the landscape. As a discipline, application architecture lays the foundation for agility, scalability and reliability in your application landscape, defining the framework of an organization’s application solutions against business requirements.

 
 

Key iServer Benefits

  • A central source of truth for application information
  • Enhance application roadmaps
  • Remove the disparate excel spreadsheets that lead to duplication of effort and time wasted to ensure consistency
  • Attribute information sitting behind applications can be leveraged from the repository to provide a plethora of consumable insights to stakeholders, ensuring decisions are made quickly at a glance rather than by trawling through rows upon rows of excel spreadsheets

Out-of-the-Box Visio Templates

Templates include:

  • Application Roadmap Static
  • Similar concept to the Business Architecture
  • Application Roadmap Dynamic
  • Similar concept to the Business Architecture

The dynamic slider functionality leverages start and end dates, which enables organizations to be more proactive in their application consolidation activities.

Organizations want to ensure that all installed applications within their environment are supported by the vendor. Utilizing the start and end dates of the dynamic slider gives the organization more visibility as to when applications are going to go out of support. This enables organizations to be proactive in undertaking risk management and due diligence, ensuring their applications estate remains supported by the vendor. Moreover, work packages and resources are formulated accordingly, so that application consolidation or upgrade activities can take place seamlessly, significantly reducing the risk of firefighting.

 

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Out-of-the-Box Visio Templates

A Centralized Single Source of Truth

Gone are the days of disparate excel application roadmaps circling the organization. The ‘Consolidated Application Register as an Application Portfolio Catalogue’ consists of individual objects with full version control, metadata and relationships.

The application catalogue, if created as a list view, can be viewed on the Portal by wider stakeholders. Portal contributors can even proceed to edit application attributes, promoting collaboration and the refinement of key application portfolio metadata.

Out-of-the-Box Visio Templates
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What Our Customers Are Saying

  • Highly Customisable yet Intuitive EA Platform

    We are a technology company who develop an IT system that is used within the UK utilities market. The reason for our wishing to implement iServer was twofold, firstly to maintain and track a detailed model of our product and secondly to allow us to implement a TOGAF based architecture function.

    Head of Development in the Mining, Resources and Energy Sector - read the full review

  • Simplicity at its best!

    Extremely simple & innovative way to EA - two thumbs up!

    Senior Principal Architect in the Communication Sector - read the full review

  • Cost-effective EA tool

    We have been satisfied with the products and the vendor. The timeline for major release slipped once, but the vendor was completely transparent and delivered what they promised.

    Architect in the Manufacturing Sector - read the full review

  • Better functionality and ease of use then competitors at a lower price point

    Excellent Implementation, Great Customer Service, and product lived up to sales claims

    Chief Enterprise Architect in the Manufacturing Sector - read the full review

  • Vendor relationship is fantastic and the product suits our environment perfectly.

    The vendor is very responsive to any and all issues I report. They take the time to ensure your environment is setup properly the first time. Training was very focused and they were willing to answer all questions I threw at them.

    Enterprise Architect in the Support Services Sector - read the full review

  • Seamless Architecture Integration

    Have been working with Orbus Software since 2008 when we began to develop an enterprise architecture. We have found the company to be responsive to changes in the IT world and willing to work with customers to design solutions that work best for them.

    Enterprise Architect in the Support Services Sector - read the full review

  • A very user-friendly experience!

    A simple tool understandable by our business and manageable by a small team. The support team is very nice and reactive!

    Project and Process Manager in the Finance Sector - read the full review

  • Simple implementation with good vendor consulting to get us started

    Easy to work with vendor, simple technology to implement, good training

    Manager IT Governance and Architecture in the Manufacturing Sector - read the full review

  • A Quick Start Enterprise Architecture Tool

    Great vendor support. Continues improvement of the product and very proactive in implementing the new versions.

    Enterprise Architect in the Finance Sector - read the full review

  • Very easy to get started with

    Works well in an MS Office friendly environment where the users already have an affinity for Visio and are focused on visual representation.

    Enterprise Architect in the Finance Sector - read the full review

  • Easy to implement and use. Realizing immediate value.

    Before implementing iServer we managed our work on multiple disconnected spreadsheets, powerpoint and Visio diagrams. Our architecture practice had matured to the point that we needed a tool. We had adopted TOGAF as a framework. One of the things that attracted us to iServer was the fact that we could easily import our existing work

    Senior Enterprise Architect in the Support Services Sector - read the full review

  • As it's a Visio based tool, we are able to roll-out this out across the whole business

    iServer has become an important asset for the organisation. We are using it to support our documentation and ensure governance policy adherance. There are lot of out-of-box features available which makes meant we were up and running very quickly.

    Global Business Process Analyst in the Finance Sector - read the full review

  • Flexible, user-friendly tool which is highly configurable and affordable.

    iServer has met our requirements and expectations. Orbus have provided attentive and timely support throughout our relationship. Have seen many of our suggestions for product improvement added to the development pipeline and then added to the iServer product suite. In the past promises of new versions and features were not meeting promised release dates, but over the last couple of years Orbus has done a much better job of delivering against their roadmaps

    Director Enterprise Architecture in the Services Industry

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