Troux Announces Metis 3.6 Enterprise Architecture Suite

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Market leader in IT governance moves Enterprise Architecture into hands of business managers with Business Process Management, Capital Asset Planning solutions.

AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) February 17, 2005 — Troux™ Technologies, the leader in IT Governance software and solutions, today announced important enhancements to its Metis® Enterprise visual modeling toolset Version 3.6 which begins shipping on March 15th. Metis 3.6 will enable enterprise architects, business analysts, IT planners and other decision-makers in Global 2000 companies and government agencies to easily create Enterprise Architecture models that support Business Process Management, Capital Asset Planning and the UML 2.0 standard for object-oriented modeling.

“Metis 3.6 marks a major milestone in our visual modeling software, which we are now in the process of integrating with the Troux IT Governance System to create the industry’s most advanced Enterprise Architecture management solutions for IT governance and business process analysis,” said Hank Weghorst, CEO of Troux Technologies. “Enterprise Architecture models built using Metis 3.6 will give executives, planners, and business technologists what the Office of Management and Budget calls a line of sight between their organization’s strategic goals, their business processes and the IT investments that support them.”

BPM Template Links Business Process Modeling to EA Content

With Metis 3.6, a new Business Process Modeling (BPM) template enables developers and business analysts to create highly actionable models for business processes of any scope, from event-driven business applications to collaborative workflows to end-to-end enterprise-class systems. Implementing the industry standard BPMN specification, it enables extended processing modeling embedded in the context of the total enterprise.

“BPMN represents a standard for business process notation that people can get behind; it’s much more expressive than a lot of the other notations,” said Bill Wright, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Government Sector Operations at Troux. “Some agencies are still struggling with silos; what Metis gives you is the ability to overcome that and to link your process models to your Enterprise Architecture content, thus enabling more accurate and complete change impact analyses and planning.”

Capital Asset Planning & Business Case Template Streamlines Exhibit 300s

The optional Metis CAPBC solution template provides the Federal Enterprise Architecture reference models and a way to import updated reference models from OMB; it also provides automation support to the process of developing OMB Exhibit 53 and 300 submissions and submits these to agencies in XML format. “For agencies who have committed to modeling their project investment data in Metis, being able to work right out of the tool instead of going to another tool like ITIPS will save them a lot of time,” said Craig Miller, director of Enterprise Planning Solutions with Blueprint Technologies, a systems integrator using Metis with customers that include the IRS, HHS and FDA. “Being able to look at proposed investments and assess how they align to your projected architecture is an invaluable benefit to agency CIOs, CTOs, and chief enterprise architects who are evaluating their portfolios.”

Other key new capabilities available in Metis 3.6 include:

•    Compare and Merge Models capability. For agencies struggling with change and configuration management the Metis 3.6 Model Comparator simplifies that process and lets designers compare two different models, or two versions of the same model, for more in-depth analysis.

•    UML 2.0 support. The UML template in Metis 3.6 enables software developers using UML for object-oriented modeling to model systems to a much finer level of detail and identify real opportunities for reuse. With Metis, models can contain EA and BPM content combined with UML model elements.

Additional enhancements to Metis 3.6 include Windows 2003 Server support, Single Sign-on and Kerberos support, and improved performance of both dynamic model views, security, and license management. Worldwide corporate customers using Metis include Boeing, NCR, Nextel, T-Mobile, Rolls Royce, EDS, GlaxoSmithKline, Xcel Energy, and BNSF. U.S. 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.

About Troux Technologies

Troux Technologies (pronounced “True”) is the leader in IT Governance software and solutions. Troux is the only company that provides a complete end-to-end baseline of both business and IT architectures, providing the visibility necessary for CIOs and executives to manage the business of IT. A well-established base of leading Fortune 500 customers in financial services, insurance, telecommunications, manufacturing, consumer goods and pharmaceuticals are using the Troux platform and solutions to eliminate unnecessary costs, improve IT infrastructure/business alignment, minimize business and operational risk, and increase business value. For more information on the Troux platform and Troux solutions, please visit http://www.troux.com, or call Troux Technologies at 512-536-6258.

Copyright 2005 Troux Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Troux, Troux 3.0, Troux 4.0, Troux Blueprinting System, Troux IT Portal, Troux Reporting System, Troux Process Engine, Troux Collectors, and Metis are trademarks of Troux Technologies, Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification and may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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