Computas Achieves Leadership Status in META Group Enterprise Architecture Modeling Tool Evaluation

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SEATTLE/OSLO, November 19, 2004 – Computas NA, Inc. today announced it has been ranked as a Market Leader in META Group’s newly released METAspectrumSM report for Enterprise Architecture Modeling Tools. META Group is a leading provider of information technology (IT) research, advisory services, and strategic consulting.

The new METAspectrum evaluation is an objective assessment of vendors of Enterprise Architecture modeling tools that provide a graphical user interface to model business activity, related information/data structures, and applications to support the business activities/processes and supporting information/data, as well as a repository in which to store this information.

Computas was positioned in the Leader segment of the METAspectrum analysis and was specifically recognized for the strength of its implementation of a highly extensible Enterprise Architecture metamodel, as well as the use of XML.

“We are pleased by our favorable rating in the METAspectrum, which is a reflection of the rapid customer adoption of Metis® Enterprise based on its value proposition and advanced technology,” said Bill Wright, president and CEO of Computas NA. “The METAspectrum report correctly notes that Metis addresses the needs of customers requiring greater scalability and flexibility in their Enterprise Architectures, and that ‘when other tools bump up against limitations, clients tend to move to Metis.’”

“We developed METAspectrum to enable IT professionals to quickly evaluate vendors based on their ability to deliver on the presence and performance criteria that matter most in a given market,” said Robert Handler, META Group Vice President, Enterprise Planning & Architecture Strategies. “This report provides a carefully analyzed list of vendors whose Enterprise Architecture modeling tools can play a key role in the efforts of Global 2000 companies and government agencies to analyze and optimize their portfolio of processes, information, applications and technologies.”

About METAspectrum

META Group’s METAspectrumSM methodology provides a framework for evaluating or selecting an appropriate IT vendor or product, simplifies the decision process, and enables more effective technology investments. META Group’s research efforts, which adhere to the company’s commitment to objectivity, are conducted independently, based on industry best-practice methodologies and subject to the highest levels of review by META Group’s research community. To learn more about METAspectrum, visit or call 800-945-META.

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

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, Xcel Energy 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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Julie Squires

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