Selecting the right Enterprise Architecture Management Suite (EAMS) for your transformation endeavors might feel quite daunting. With a plethora of tools available in the market, making a well-informed decision becomes imperative. While promotional materials and sales pitches from EA tool vendors may provide insights, impartial evaluations conducted by esteemed analyst firms such as Gartner and Forrester offer a more unbiased perspective on the market landscape.

These evaluations provide a comprehensive view of EA tools, considering factors such as concrete value propositions, functionality, use cases, innovation, and strategic approach. They deliver valuable market insights, enabling effective tool comparisons and informed decision-making.

In this blog, we’ll delve into insights from top analysts, explore why ADOIT consistently stands out as a top-tier EA solution in their analyses, and illustrate how to effectively navigate through the intricate EA tool landscape.

Key EA Analyst Reports You Should Know

Gartner and Forrester conduct extensive research across various technology sectors, including Enterprise Architecture, offering valuable resources such as:

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools1

This annual publication offers a thorough evaluation of leading EA tool vendors, providing valuable assistance to enterprise technology buyers in selecting the most suitable solution for their business needs. Vendors are categorized into four segments based on two critical dimensions: “Ability to Execute” (how effectively the vendor fulfills its commitments) and “Completeness of Vision” (the vendor’s direction and capacity to adapt to evolving market needs). Those positioned in the LEADERS segment are acknowledged as established players with robust offerings, making them top choices for organizations seeking reliable and well-supported EA suites.

In the 2023 Magic Quadrant, our EA suite ADOIT maintained its position as a Magic Quadrant Leader for the third consecutive year and was honored with the Customers’ Choice Tool award for the third time – consistently demonstrating high user satisfaction.

Gartner Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Architecture Tools2

The Critical Capabilities report, serving as a companion to the Magic Quadrant, offers a more detailed assessment of vendor offerings – diving deeper into the core functionalities of EA tools. These two Gartner EA analyses collectively provide a comprehensive insight into each vendor’s capabilities and strengths.

In the 2023 edition of the Gartner “Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Architecture Tools” report, 15 providers were evaluated for capabilities crucial for a strong EA programme. BOC Group ranked with ADOIT among the top three vendors in the Critical Capabilities Research for various capabilities, including “Modelling” and “Innovation Management”.

Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites3

Released biennially, the Forrester Wave stands as one of the industry’s most detailed analyses of EAMS platforms. In their evaluation, Forrester assesses and ranks major vendors based on 27 criteria, helping EA professionals in selecting the right solution for their needs. The report categorizes vendors by their current offering, strategy, and market presence. Wave Leaders, characterized by strong momentum and forward-thinking vision, distinguish themselves in the Enterprise Architecture Management landscape.

In the latest 2023 report, BOC Group secured the top position in the Forrester Wave for EAM suites for the fourth time. Outperforming competitors in strategy and market presence, BOC Group received the highest scores for Innovation, Partner Ecosystem, Revenue, Number of Customers, as well as Pricing Flexibility and Transparency.

Forrester Now Tech: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites4

This research provides valuable insights into the current state of the EAMS landscape. It shortlists key vendors based on market presence and functional scope, assisting companies in selecting the provider that best aligns with their EA vision and strategy. In the latest edition in 2022, ADOIT was recognized as a “Large Established Player” in the Now Tech: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites report, further validating its business value and robust performance in global analyst assessments.

Armed with insights from these key reports, you can streamline your search for your ideal EA solution. By leveraging the evaluations provided by Gartner and Forrester, you can efficiently identify leading EAMS contenders and assess them against your specific criteria.

3 Reasons ADOIT Dominates the EA Landscape

ADOIT distinguishes itself in the realm of EA solutions through consistent excellence, driven by three pivotal factors. These aspects not only propelled its leadership position in Gartner and Forrester reports, but also secured its continued recognition as a Customer’s Choice tool by Gartner.

User-focused proposition through the concept of Workspaces

Traditionally, Enterprise Architecture (EA) has followed a top-down approach, where a central team calls all the shots and sets the rules. While this method still holds its ground, it’s often slow and not very flexible. Consequently, it can lead to a gap between what the business needs and what the IT team can deliver. This disconnect becomes particularly problematic during periods of rapid enterprise transformation. In essence: changing your business isn’t just a job for the EA experts. The idea of democratizing” EA work entails spreading EA practices and know-how throughout the whole organization, not just keeping it locked up in a special EA team.

That’s precisely why ADOIT’s collaboration-driven Workspaces were created – to unite ALL business stakeholders, becoming the hub of EA productivity and teamwork. These Workspaces leverage ADOIT’s key features and offer templates designed to address specific EA challenges in a structured, step-by-step manner. Whether it’s assessing application fitness or planning transformational projects. Workspaces empower teams to excel together.

Example of a Workspace with a step-by-step best practice approach in ADOIT

Sounds overly promising? According to Gartner, ADOIT’s Workspaces deliver “an option for a use-case-driven user experience to focus users’ efforts on the activities that will deliver the most value5 and “enable teams to quickly focus tool usage on targeted use-case outcomes, allowing customers to generate value more efficiently, and are particularly valuable for nonarchitect users– underscoring practical benefits and efficiency gains for both EA pros and non-specialist users alike.

Strategy & Innovation

When investing in new software, it’s vital to consider not just immediate needs but also future-proofing your investment. Look for vendors aligned with your long-term vision and committed to staying ahead of industry trends.

As your organization evolves, so too will its needs. Choosing a vendor with a clear strategic vision and roadmap shows their dedication to developing features that will adapt to your changing requirements over time. While strong current functionality is crucial, selecting a vendor with a clear innovation roadmap indicates their commitment to ongoing improvement. This ensures that your chosen tool can grow alongside your organization and remain relevant in the face of future challenges.

BOC Group has shown remarkable proficiency in both domains, as acknowledged by Gartner and Forrester. Forrester acknowledges BOC Group’s global market presence, partner ecosystem, and ADOIT’s strong strategy, which will allow it to further improve its position in the market7. Meanwhile, Gartner recognizes BOC Group’s innovation capabilities, which have continued to augment ADOIT’s ML capacities to support recommendations for application investment strategies and a smart modelling assistant for ArchiMate diagrams”.

Prioritizing strategy and innovation in vendor selection ensures your tool is effective today and prepares you for success in the ever-changing tech landscape.

Efficient Pricing Model

A transparent pricing model also plays a big role – as it simplifies understanding the value you receive for your investment. Clear pricing eliminates the need to decipher complex structures, allowing you to swiftly determine if the software aligns with your budget. This transparency fosters trust, streamlines the sales process, and enhances customer satisfaction, creating a win-win scenario for all parties involved.

That’s why ADOIT’s pricing model is transparent and accessible online, offering a “freemium” option followed by cascading Grow and Individual paid tiers. You have the flexibility to choose between multi-tenant, single-tenant, and hybrid hosting options, each with increasing capabilities, along with optional add-on features at an extra cost. The model ensures clarity and employs gross domestic product (GDP) mechanisms to adjust prices regionally – making cost assessment and budgeting seamless.


Embarking on your business transformation journey with the right Enterprise Architecture Management Suite (EAMS) can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, trusted reports from analysts like Gartner and Forrester offer clear guidance. ADOIT shines in these reports, consistently earning top marks as a Leader and winning the coveted Customer’s Choice award. Its user-friendly approach, future-proof strategy, and transparent pricing are particularly praised.

However, remember that analyst reports are just the beginning. Take the time to do your own researchtry out demo versions of shortlisted tools, and consider what fits your needs best. Give ADOIT a try yourself and form your own opinion. We look forward to hearing from you!

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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

1, 6 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools,” Andrew Gianni, Andreas Frangou, Austin Steinmetz, Akshay Jhawar, November 20 2023 

2, 5 Gartner,“ Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Architecture Tools”, Andreas Frangou, Andrew Gianni, Austin Steinmetz, Akshay Jhawar, November 20, 2023 

3, 7 The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, Q1 2023, Forrester Research, Inc., January 17, 2023 

4 Now Tech: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, Q2 2022, Forrester Research, Inc., May 3rd, 2022 

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