It’s been a busy couple months for the analysts. Both Forrester and Gartner have built out and refreshed their latest Enterprise Architecture Tool Assessments for 2011.
After reading both of them, they actually complement each other. The Gartner analysis reads more like deep research and analysis but the Forrester report is able to bubble the findings up in an easy way. My personal style is to look at the Forrester report first, to determine what vendors I do and don’t want to look at, then go to the Gartner report for the in depth analysis of that vendor.
See below for an example of the style of analysis:
Both of these are great reports just different styles and approaches to the outcomes.
So if you are in the market for a new EA Tool or just want to educate yourself on the tools out there and their capabilities take a look at both of these reports. I think you will find value in both.
EA Tools Assessments
- The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, Q2 2011.
- Gartner Assessment of Enterprise Architecture Tool Capabilities