LONDON, May 16, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) –
Enterprise Architecture Solutions Ltd, sponsors of The Essential
Project, have today announced the release of Essential Architecture
Manager Version 3, a step-change for the world’s leading,
free-of-charge, open source enterprise architecture (EA) toolset. An
extended Essential Meta-Model, a completely overhauled Viewer, and an
improved platform provide an activity-focused, easy to use toolset that
allows all stakeholders to realise the true value of EA.
Essential Viewer3 provides an EA management hub, delivering a wealth of
dynamically produced views to support key business and IT management
activities such as Strategy, Information/Data Management and Security
Management. Focused activity packs ease the burden of information
capture and deliver interactive views that ensure successful engagement
with key stakeholders – providing the insights they need to define and
manage business/IT transformation.
Founded in 2009, The Essential Project Community now has over 4000
registered members including representatives of many Fortune500 and
FTSE100 companies. Reflecting feedback from real world projects and the
Essential Community, this latest release provides a new and flexible way
for organisations to manage, explore and analyse their enterprise
A new and improved look and feel for 100 out-of-the-box views;
dynamically created graphical views of your business — no more drawing;
dynamic linking allowing powerful interrogation and navigation with
role-based filtering, dashboards and portals; online manuals explaining
views and modelling requirements; improved view development framework
making customising, re-branding, extending and adding views even easier.
Viewer3 allows enterprise architects to see beyond IT to deliver real
The Essential Meta-Model is now one of the most robust and comprehensive
meta-models available in the market. It has improved capabilities for
Security Management, Change Management, Data Management and Governance,
and fully integrates the Strategy Management and Information/Data
Architecture Essential Community extensions.
New features include Geographies and Locations that add a geographic
perspective to enterprise assets, e.g. physical site locations, business
unit scope of responsibility. Role-based Stakeholders can be associated
with any enterprise element, allowing definition of interested parties,
e.g. process owners, key system users, data stewards.
Focused on improved performance and ease of use, platform changes
include a new update tab for installing upgrades and activity packs, and
a snapshot tab to enable offline working.
Full details of the new release can be found at
For information on EAS visit the EAS website at
SOURCE: Enterprise Architecture Solutions Ltd
Enterprise Architecture Solutions Ltd
Sarah Smith, 02076124322
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