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News Article | April 20, 2017

BiZZdesign, a global market-leading Enterprise Architecture software organization, is pleased to announce that it features among CIOReview’s list of “20 Most Promising Enterprise Architecture Technology Providers 2017.” CIOReview considers these 20 companies to be at the forefront of tackling customer’s Enterprise Architecture challenges. This latest news highlights the increasing success that BiZZdesign is experiencing in the US market. The feature in CIOReview’s third annual edition on Enterprise Architecture offers an in-depth perspective on company’s product offerings, strengths and unique proposition to customers worldwide. BiZZdesign was selected based on its vision on Enterprise Architecture, and its innovative software platform BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio. Chief Technology Officer Peter Matthijssen explains BiZZdesign’s vision: “We encourage our customers to be adaptive in an environment of constant change. Enterprise Studio helps organizations to embrace simplicity, so they can make smarter, faster business decisions.” Having been associated with R&D in EA modeling for several years, BiZZdesign excels in providing actionable insights and well-directed strategies through Enterprise Studio. The last year has proven very successful for BiZZdesign. At the end of 2016, BiZZdesign customer South State Bank was chosen as a winner in the Forrester and InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards. In early 2017, BiZZdesign scored highest in the Making Smarter Decisions Faster use case in Gartner’s 2017 Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Architecture Tools* report. BiZZdesign continues to sign new customers worldwide, such as Maersk, a global transport and logistics company. BiZZdesign has also signed a world-leading credit card company and a global tech company. “We are proud to be included in this CIOReview feature, and all of our other recent achievements,” says BiZZdesign CEO, Huub Janse. “We believe this proves that our product resonates with the US market, and we look forward to continuing to support customers through our US offices and in collaboration with our US partners.” Gartner disclaimer Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

News Article | May 9, 2017

BiZZdesign, a global market-leading business change software organization, has had an excellent first quarter of 2017, reporting double-digit growth in recurring revenue. BiZZdesign also reports a 200% increase in revenue from new deals and expanding its portfolio at existing customers. Many industry leading organizations are putting their trust in BiZZdesign to help ensure the future success of their business. BiZZdesign’s new Q1 customers include a global leader in container shipping and ports, a world-leading credit card company, a global provider of IT and Technology solutions, and a multinational electrical and telecommunications retailer. Over 50% of all new bookings are closed in North America. Customers reward BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio with a 4.4 out of 5, commending its ease of use and short time to value (source: Gartner Peer Insights, as of May 1, 2017). “BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio provides an excellent user experience, and makes the life of the professional architect a lot nicer,” says a customer in the Finance industry. Another customer in the Energy and Utilities industry praises the fast implementation of the product, and the support of BiZZdesign’s service desk, while another in Government claims that BiZZdesign is “a sound partner with lots of knowledge about Enterprise Architecture, understanding it's all about improving business outcomes.” These positive reviews indicate the indispensability of business change software. BiZZdesign continues to be the software platform of choice for several important global companies in a range of industries. BiZZdesign CEO Huub Janse: “BiZZdesign helps companies to drive simplicity. We enable our community to improve the quality and speed of decision-making on their journey towards continuous improvement and transformational change.” About BiZZdesign – Driving Simplicity BiZZdesign empowers organizations worldwide to improve the quality and speed of decision-making. Our collaborative business change platform, Enterprise Studio, provides indispensable insights in strategic business initiatives and triggers change across all key disciplines. BiZZdesign is recognized by analysts as a Leader in the Enterprise Architecture space. Gartner Disclaimer Gartner Peer Insights reviews constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-users based on their own experiences, and do not represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates.

News Article | November 23, 2016

BiZZdesign, a leading digital business design company today announced its partnership with EA Principals, a leading authority in Enterprise Architecture certification and professional services in North America. The partnership will bring together BiZZdesign’s market-leading software platform – Enterprise Studio – with the industry expertise and thought leadership of EA Principals. The partnership aims to accelerate the knowledge, skills, and maturity of the architecture discipline, as well as deliver smoother implementation of architecture initiatives to their customers. EA Principals has over 20 years of experience in implementing mature and agile EA practices in major corporations in the US. Customers will benefit from reasonably priced, comprehensive training in ArchiMate®, IT4IT®, and TOGAF®, and practical use cases. Robert Staples, Director of Global Channels at BiZZdesign says, “EA Principals is a well-known thought leader in the United States, Canada, and in many places in the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and their intimate knowledge of the EA discipline will give our customers access to a very mature EA delivery practice.” “BiZZdesign and EA Principals share a passion for expanding architecture modeling skills – and the associated thinking – both rapidly and affordably,” says Dr. Steve Else, CEO and Chief Architect at EA Principals. The partnership will be able to support organizations seeking excellence in the people, processes, and tools needed to successfully execute complex business transformations. The two organizations are committed to building lasting relationships with customers and ensuring their complete satisfaction. About BiZZdesign BiZZdesign is a software company specializing in digital business design. BiZZdesign is a global organization with 1,000+ customers on six continents and offices in many countries across the globe. Founded in 2000 as a spin-off from an applied R&D institute, BiZZdesign has strong roots in research and innovation. About EA Principals Located in Alexandria, VA, EA Principals is a leading authority in, and contributor to, the field of Enterprise Architecture. Clients include major US and other Government agencies, private companies, Fortune 500 companies, and over 5000 individual EA professionals. EA Principals can assist in complex strategic planning, project management, portfolio management, and service-oriented architecture initiatives. They are a Gold Member of The Open Group and were an original co-sponsor of the ArchiMate® 2 certification program. The firm offers accredited courses in TOGAF®, ArchiMate®, IT4IT™ Reference Architecture, DODAF/MODAF, Government EA (FEAF), Enterprise and Solution Architecture, Business Architecture, Business Analysis, and modeling. For more information, email info(at)eaprincipals(dot)com or call (703) 333-6098.

Lankhorst M.M.,Novay | Proper H.A.,Radboud University Nijmegen | Jonkers H.,BiZZdesign
International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design | Year: 2010

In current business practice, an integrated approach to business and IT is indispensable. In many enterprises, however, such an integrated view of the entire enterprise is still far from reality. To deal with these challenges, an integrated view of the enterprise is needed, enabling impact/change analysis covering all relevant aspects. This need sparked the development of the ArchiMate language, which was developed with the explicit intention of becoming an open standard, and as such has been designed such that it is extendable while still maintaining a clear and orthogonal structure. This article is concerned with documenting some of the key structures and design principles underlying the ArchiMate language. ArchiMate is designed as an architecture description language (ADL) for enterprise architectures. The authors will start by discussing the challenges facing the design of an architecture description language. Consequently we discuss how the design principles of the ArchiMate language aim to tackle these challenges. They then continue with a discussion of the modelling concepts needed. In this, we make a distinction between concepts needed to model domains in general, the modelling of dynamic systems, and the modelling of enterprise architectures. Copyright © 2010, IGI Global.

Engelsman W.,BiZZdesign | Engelsman W.,University of Twente | Wieringa R.,University of Twente
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2014

ArchiMate is a graphical language for modelling business goals and enterprise architecture. In previous work we identified possible understandability issues with the goal-oriented notations in ArchiMate. [Problem] We investigated how understandable the goal-oriented concepts really were in two quasi-experiments with practitioners. [Principal ideas/results] Only three concepts were understood by most or all subjects; the stakeholder concept, the goal concept and the requirement concept. The other concepts were misunderstood by most of our subjects. We offer explanations for these (mis)understandings. [Contribution] This paper provides new insights into the understandability and hence usability of goal-oriented concepts by practicing enterprise architects. © 2014 Springer International Publishing.

Engelsmana W.,BiZZdesign | Engelsmana W.,University of Twente | Quartelc D.,Novay | Jonkersa H.,BiZZdesign | van Sinderen M.,University of Twente
Enterprise Information Systems | Year: 2011

The methods for enterprise architecture (EA), such as The Open Group Architecture Framework, acknowledge the importance of requirements modelling in the development of EAs. Modelling support is needed to specify, document, communicate and reason about goals and requirements. The current modelling techniques for EA focus on the products, services, processes and applications of an enterprise. In addition, techniques may be provided to describe structured requirements lists and use cases. Little support is available however for modelling the underlying motivation of EAs in terms of stakeholder concerns and the highlevel goals that address these concerns. This article describes a language that supports the modelling of this motivation. The definition of the language is based on existing work on high-level goal and requirements modelling and is aligned with an existing standard for enterprise modelling: the ArchiMate language. Furthermore, the article illustrates how EA can benefit from analysis techniques from the requirements engineering domain. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.

Jonkers H.,BiZZdesign | Quartel D.A.C.,BiZZdesign
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2016

The growing complexity of organizations and the increasing number of sophisticated cyber attacks asks for a systematic and integral approach to Enterprise Risk and Security Management (ERSM). As enterprise architecture offers the necessary integral perspective, including the business and IT aspects as well as the business motivation, it seems natural to integrate risk and security aspects in the enterprise architecture. In this paper we show how the ArchiMate standard for enterprise architecture modelling can be used to support risk and security modelling and analysis throughout the ERSM cycle, covering both risk assessment and security deployment. © Springer International Publishing AG 2016.

Engelsman W.,BiZZdesign | Engelsman W.,University of Twente | Wieringa R.,University of Twente
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2012

An enterprise-architecture (EA) is a high-level representation of the enterprise, used for managing the relation between business and IT. [Problem] Ideally, all elements of an enterprise architecture can be traced to business goals ad vice versa, but in practice, this is not the case. In this experience paper we explore the use of goal-oriented requirements engineering (GORE) techniques to improve this bidirectional traceability. [Principal ideas/results] We collected GORE techniques from KAOS, i*, Tropos, BMM and TOGAF and integrated them in a language called ARMOR. This was used by enterprise architects in case study. It turned out that the language was too complex for the architects to understand as intended. Based on this we redefined ARMOR to contain only a minimum number of goal-oriented concepts, and this was tested in a second case study. This second case study suggests that the minimal version is still useful for traceability management in practice. [Contribution] We have identified a core set of concepts of goal-oriented requirements engineering, that can be used in the practice of enterprise architecture. Our analysis provides hypotheses into GORE that will be tested in future case studies. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.

Duipmans E.F.,University of Twente | Pires L.F.,University of Twente | Da Silva Santos L.O.B.,BiZZdesign
Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE 16th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference Workshops, EDOCW 2012 | Year: 2012

Nowadays, many organizations use BPM for capturing and monitoring their business processes. The introduction of BPM in an organization may become expensive, because of the upfront investments on software and hardware. Therefore, organizations can choose for a cloud-based BPM system, in which a BPM system can be used in a pay-peruse manner. Opting for cloud-based solutions may normally raise concerns in organizations such as privacy, security, legal constraints and control. By combining cloud-based and traditional BPM, organizations can benefit from the best of both worlds. This paper proposes a distribution solution in which a business process is separated into individual business processes to be executed in the cloud and on-premise. This solution gives users the freedom to place sensitive data and non-computation-intensive activities within the borders of their organization, whereas less sensitive data and computationintensive activities can be placed in the cloud. In our proposed approach, the business processes for both on-premise and the cloud are created by performing a transformation on the original business processes, guided by a distribution list in which the placement of each activity and data element is defined. This paper discusses the challenges of implementing this transformation. © 2012 IEEE.

Iacob M.-E.,University of Twente | Quartel D.,BiZZdesign | Jonkers H.,BiZZdesign
Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE 16th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2012 | Year: 2012

This paper investigates and enhances the suitability of the Archi Mate enterprise architecture modeling language to support the modeling of business strategy concepts and architecture-based approaches to IT portfolio valuation. It gives an overview of existing strategy and valuation concepts and methods in the literature and motivates the need for enterprise architecture and business requirements modeling to capture these aspects as well. This overview results in the identification of strategy and value related concepts, such as value, risks, resources, capabilities, competencies and constraints. The paper provides an analysis of the extent to which Archi Mate may support some of the above-mentioned concepts and extends it with the missing concepts. The proposed language extension is formalized in terms of a met model fragment, which is aligned with the Archi Mate metamodel. The approach is also illustrated by means of an application portfolio consolidation case study in which we demonstrate how a constrained optimization valuation method can be applied to architecture models enhanced with the new concepts. © 2012 IEEE.

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