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Bringing Data and Automation to your Application Portfolio Management

21 Nov 2019

by Ian Stendera

With the launch of the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools where Ardoq is recognized as a Visionary, we want to shed some light on the innovative ways Ardoq drives value through change.

Reviewing our client portfolio we have noticed that over 70% of our users start with Application Portfolio Management as a cornerstone to all change processes. In most organizations, it is nearly impossible to improve or adapt your business without touching technology. However, many spend so much time maintaining their portfolio documentation that they never get to the next step of driving value. 

In this short video we will highlight some of our key functionality which will enable you to spend less time managing your portfolio and more time looking for opportunities to drive business value. 

Utilizing Automation and Assisted Analysis to Drive Value

Ardoq’s open platform approach enables you to connect existing data sources like CMDBs or deployment tools to automate and update your portfolio based on the most up-to-date data. In addition, our graph technology empowers you to move from manually attributing static attributes like cost, risk or complexity and instead define these attributes once and have them automatically maintained based on connected data. 

A great example of this is looking at how you can measure the risk of an application or service based on the dependencies it has to technology, infrastructure or even code libraries.

Use case - Data and automation

Understanding contract life cycles against planned application life cycles brings another dimension to better manage your portfolio. 

Ardoq’s dynamic visualizations, collaborative surveys and integrations with BI tools allows you to meet your stakeholders where they work and tell the stories that matter. 

This video we briefly highlight some of the ways you can utilize Ardoq to manage emerging technologies as well as innovation across your organization. Some of the features we will touch upon is:

  • Timeline View
    Ardoq's Timeline View offers a perspective on your time-based data which is both familiar and unique. Utilize the Timeline to look at project, application life cycles or anything in which time is a critical aspect of your analysis.

  • Bubble chart
    The bubble chart is tailored to your needs and in this case we are measuring our ideas based on three criteria: Impact, Timeline, and the Number of Votes.

    Ardoq Use Case - Managing your Application Portfolio

If you would like to see more in a live demo, please feel free to reach out to us or request a demo

 

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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools, Marty Resnick, James McGovern, 22 October 2019. 

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