Corso’s SaaS, Cloud-Based Strategic Planning and Enterprise Architecture Platform Certified for ArchiMate 2.0

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Corso announced today at the IBM Innovate Conference that its SaaS, cloud-based strategic planning and enterprise architecture platform has been certified for ArchiMate 2.0 by The Open Group. Corso is the second company to earn The Open Group certification.

“This update enables us to immediately offer our users ArchiMate’s new features, such as a business motivation model and improved transition planning capabilities, via IBM Rational System Architect,”
--Martin Owen, CEO, Corso Ltd.

Corso, a developer of enterprise architecture and strategic planning solutions, today announced that The Open Group® recently certified Corso for its implementation of ArchiMate® 2.0 in Corso's Strategic Planning Platform, a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering that leverages cloud technology to provide world-class enterprise architecture (EA) and strategic planning capabilities for managing change and speeding implementation.

The Open Group has certified that Corso’s implementation of ArchiMate 2.0, an Open Group Standard, meets the mandatory requirements required for certification. ArchiMate 2.0 is The Open Group’s newest release of its open, independent modeling language that helps enterprise architects to describe, analyze and visualize the relationships in business. Corso is exhibiting in Booth 207 at the IBM Innovate Conference in Orlando, FL, this week.

“The Open Group is delighted that Corso is demonstrating its support for the ArchiMate® 2.0 standard by having its IBM Rational System Architect ArchiMate plug-in certified by The Open Group. With many years of experience in the EA industry, we are excited to see Corso providing ArchiMate 2.0 as a fundamental tool for analysis and decision making by enterprise architects, business analysts and executives,” said Chris Forde, vice president, Enterprise Architecture & Membership Capabilities, The Open Group.

“This update enables us to immediately offer our users ArchiMate’s new features, such as a business motivation model and improved transition planning capabilities, via IBM Rational System Architect,” said Martin Owen, CEO, Corso Ltd. “Users can access this updated software within our cloud-based offering and completely eliminate the hassles associated with updating an internal EA infrastructure. They can instead focus their resources on leveraging the new capabilities to make more informed, faster strategic planning decisions.”

Corso’s Strategic Planning Platform is an SaaS solution that integrates enterprise architecture, IT and strategic planning into a fully-charged change process that uses cloud technology to elevate decision-making to a strategic level. This approach unites business and architecture views into one central platform and leverages existing tools and the Web to share information and decision-making across various teams within the organization.

The platform includes ArchiMate 2.0, IBM Rational System Architect for enterprise architecture, IBM Rational Focal Point® for portfolio management, IBM Rational Team Concert® for software and project delivery and IBM Rational Asset Manager® for asset management. IBM Jazz® delivers a federated view of information from sources across the organization. The platform also includes integrations to Yammer, Salesforce.com, Twitter and other popular social media platforms. It is available as an SaaS, on-premise or standard perpetual license solution.

Corso Ltd.
Founded in 2011, Corso (http://www.corso.us) is headquartered in Leamington Spa, UK, with offices in New York. A global solutions and consulting firm, Corso offers expertise in the areas of enterprise architecture and strategic planning. The company assists organizations in streamlining their process for adopting change through their Strategic Planning Process and software solutions. Corso is an IBM Business Partner.

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