The analyst Gartner Inc. has published its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools on 24 May 2017. Enterprise architecture (EA) and technology innovation leaders face unprecedented change and will likely require an EA tool to enable them to manage complexity more effectively. This research informs them of the main EA tool vendors in an evolving marketplace driven by the dynamics of digital business, that it includes the following vendors: Avolution, BiZZdesign, BOC Group, Erwin, Mega, Orbus Software, Planview, QualiWare, Software AG, Sparx Systems and Unicom Systems.
Recognition as leaders (execute well against their current vision and are well positioned for tomorrow) was given to Software AG, Avolution, Mega, QualiWare and BiZZdesign.
Gartner has evaluated all vendors individually and did not rank or score them against each other. As Gartner explains, the inclusion in the Magic Quadrant does not necessarily mean that a vendor is capable for the needs of a particular user organization, but it can help when the evaluation is doing as the decision will depend of the specific evaluation criteria.
Gartner expects that EA will continue to play an active and significant role in the transformation to digital business, so these digital business requirements will increase the purchase and use of EA tools by organizations of all sizes.