Computas and act! systems Provide Metis Enterprise Architecture

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Metis and act! take EA, portfolio management to European financial services companies

Computas today announced it has signed a value-added reseller (VAR) agreement with act! systems of Braunschweig, Germany, which will significantly extend both companies’ presence in the European marketplace for Enterprise Architecture (EA) solutions. Under the agreement, act! systems will utilize Computas’ Metis® Enterprise visual modeling toolset as a core component in act!’s Toolbox for Enterprise Architecture Management (t-eam) architecture framework and methodology. T-eam provides the foundation of act!’s consulting engagements for German, Austrian and Swiss companies, primarily in the financial services industry.

According to Klaus D. Niemann, Managing Director of act! systems, the t-eam methodology will leverage the complete Metis suite, including its client- and server-side tools and its out-of-the-box templates, or metamodels, for use in the rapid creation of EA models.

“Of all the EA tools we evaluated, Metis provided the best match of concepts and capabilities with our proven t-eam methodology. Metis’ strong visual modeling capabilities and the adaptability of its metamodels were especially important factors in our decision,” Niemann said. “Metis will play a key role in our ability to implement customer projects in EA modeling, application portfolio planning, and consolidation of applications and infrastructure.”

“act! Systems’ decision to leverage Metis in their advanced t-eam methodology will enable their customers to take the next step in Enterprise Architecture modeling, which is to harness the power of a visual EA model to gain real business value,” said Emilio G. Marisei, Computas’ Director of Marketing and Sales Channels. “With their Metis-based EA in place, they have unprecedented transparency into their organization that enables them to create IT and business processes that reduce risk in decision-making.”

About act! systems

act! systems is a one-stop solution provider for enterprise architecture in the financial sector and provides methodology, tools, implementation and training. act! systems is a subsidiary of act! consulting, a consulting company founded in 1998 to improve IT’s effectiveness, efficiency and safety through EA. The company is well known in Europe for its domain knowledge as well as its world-class IT and EA expertise. For more information please visit http://www.act-consulting.de.

About Computas and Metis®

Founded in 1985, Computas has company representation in multiple countries and a global network of partners. Computas NA, founded in 2000 and headquartered in Sammamish, Washington, is a subsidiary of Computas. For more information please visit http://www.computas.com.

The Metis® Enterprise visual modeling toolset from Computas enables companies to extract more value from enterprise investments in IT technology and personnel by offering visual modeling of complex interrelationships for use in decision support. Metis integrates with legacy applications and can be used by stakeholders in any functional domain, including enterprise architecture, business process modeling, and database, project, portfolio, and business process management.

By showing users the 'what if' analysis of any proposed decision from the enterprise perspective down to the project level, Metis enables an organization to effectively adapt to the need for continuous change, and promotes consensus and governance by breaking down traditional organizational barriers.

Worldwide corporate customers using Metis include Boeing, NCR, Nextel, T-Mobile, Rolls Royce, EDS, GlaxoSmithKline, and BNSF. US federal government customers include organizations in the Departments of Treasury, Commerce, Health and Human Services, and Defense, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration, and Social Security Administration

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