Troux Technologies Announces Capital Asset Planning and Business Case Application for Metis Enterprise

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Next-generation application leverages Metis Enterprise Repository and Reporting to provide EA and Business Users with integrated EA, investment impact analysis.

CAPBC has always been able to look at proposed investments and assess how they align to the enterprise architecture

Troux Technologies, the leader in Enterprise Architecture (EA) and IT Governance software and services enabling Actionable EA, today announced the availability of an enhanced version of the Metis Capital Asset Planning and Business Case (CAPBC) application. CAPBC provides enterprise architects and investment planners a powerful tool for visualizing and analyzing the impacts of proposed investments on an agency’s enterprise architecture. This capability dramatically improves the effectiveness of capital planning and investment control (CPIC) processes by producing OMB-compliant business cases for IT investments and properly evaluating investment impacts on enterprise architecture.

A component of the FBI has deployed and tested the new CAPBC capability with Metis Enterprise. CAPBC uses Metis Enterprise to provide enterprise-scale storage, automated data collection, enterprise-class reporting, and web-based user input and viewing. CAPBC can also be used without Metis Enterprise. The new version requires and takes full advantage of Troux’s Metis Enterprise Architecture Framework (MEAF) which is Troux’s best-practices data model for Actionable Enterprise Architecture. MEAF is specifically designed to enable Troux’s high-impact EA applications such as CAPBC, Standards Management and Application Portfolio Optimization.

The new version of CAPBC will be demonstrated at Troux Directions 2006, Troux’s annual user conference for business executives and EA practitioners being held on April 6-7 at the Reagan Building, Washington, D.C. Troux will demonstrate the CAPBC capability with the EA model repository in Metis Enterprise, the industry-leading enterprise architecture modeling and repository offering for government agencies and Global 1000 companies.

“CAPBC has always been able to look at proposed investments and assess how they align to the enterprise architecture,” said Pat Motola, president of Troux. “However, this new version can leverage Metis Enterprise to make this information much more accessible to other users. This was a critical requirement for the FBI and our other government customers who are focused on delivering value to users beyond the EA organization. This is what actionable EA is all about.” Motola also said that visual aspects of the tool make it easy for the layman to clearly understand the mission's big picture and its components. Dynamic capabilities of the repository ensure the architecture is actively used in making day-to-day decisions.

The new version of CAPBC supports the FEA FY07 Reference Models and supports the OMB exhibit 300 business case requirements including support for Exhibit 53B. Other enhancements include simplified navigation, improved analysis interface and improved FEA Reference model management. With CAPBC users can:

  •      Provide effective management of enterprise architectural change in relation to investments
  •     Identify operational performance issues and corrective action
  •     Visually represent ROI and alternative analysis
  •     Manage and direct budgets based on business case investment analysis
  •     Identify project variances and corrective actions
  •     Identify investment redundancies, gaps and overlaps
  •     Use open standards to enable integration to other portfolio management tools
  •     Enable EA impact analysis of proposed capital investments

Availability and Pricing

Metis CAPBC version 5.6 will be available in May 2006. For pricing information, contact Troux Technologies at 1-866-273-9371. Existing customers, with current CAPBC maintenance and support, can order new CAPBC client media at no charge starting in May. Existing models must be migrated to the Metis Enterprise Architecture Framework. Contact Troux for additional information.

About Troux Technologies

Troux Technologies is a global provider of Enterprise Architecture and IT Governance software that accelerates IT and organizational transformation by delivering Actionable EA. Troux's solutions enable organizations to strategically plan the enterprise, capture and analyze critical IT and business data and deliver actionable information to transform the business. Troux's breakthrough technology provides the enterprise-class information, policies, and analytics critical for IT excellence. With Troux, organizations succeed in breaking the traditional IT silos and effectively aligning IT with core business goals.

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