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Select an EA Tool Based on Business and User Need

Not all EA tools are made the same.

  • A mature EA function is increasingly becoming an organizational priority to drive innovation, provide insight, and define digital capabilities.
  • Proliferation of digital technology has increased complexity, straining the EA function to deliver insights.
  • An EA tool increases the efficiency with which the EA function can deliver insights, but a large number of organizations have not a selected an EA tool that suits their needs.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • EA tool value largely comes from tying organizational context and requirements to the selection process.
  • Organizations that have selected an EA tool often fail to have it adopted and show its true value. To ensure successful adoption and value delivery, the EA tool selection process must account for the needs of business stakeholders and tool users.

Impact and Result

  • Link the need for the EA tool to your organization’s EA value proposition. The connection enables the EA tool to address the future needs of stakeholders and the design style of the EA team.
  • Use Info-Tech’s EA Solution Recommendation Tool to create a shortlist of EA tools that is suited to the preferences of the organization.
  • Gather additional information on the shortlist of EA tool vendors to narrow down the selection using the EA Tool Request for Information Template.

Select an EA Tool Based on Business and User Need

Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should procure an EA tool in the digital age, review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand the four ways we can support you in completing this project.

1. Make the case

Decide if an EA tool is needed in your organization and define the requirements of EA tool users.

2. Shortlist EA tools

Determine your organization’s preferences in terms of product capabilities and vendor characteristics.


Member Testimonials

After each Info-Tech experience, we ask our members to quantify the real-time savings, monetary impact, and project improvements our research helped them achieve. See our top member experiences for this blueprint and what our clients have to say.

10.0/10


Overall Impact

$61,999


Average $ Saved

18


Average Days Saved

Client

Experience

Impact

$ Saved

Days Saved

Atrium Health

Guided Implementation

10/10

$61,999

18

Tri-Angular Consulting LLC

Guided Implementation

10/10

$2,479

1

Office of Information Services for Oregon Health Authority (OHA) & Department of Human Services (DHS)

Guided Implementation

6/10

$2,419

2

Office of Information Services for Oregon Health Authority (OHA) & Department of Human Services (DHS)

Guided Implementation

9/10

$2,546

5


About Info-Tech

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We produce unbiased and highly relevant research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well-informed decisions. We partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need, from actionable tools to analyst guidance, ensuring they deliver measurable results for their organizations.

Member Rating

10.0/10
Overall Impact

$61,999
Average $ Saved

18
Average Days Saved

After each Info-Tech experience, we ask our members to quantify the real-time savings, monetary impact, and project improvements our research helped them achieve.

Read what our members are saying

What Is a Blueprint?

A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your IT problems.

Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.

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Try Our Guided Implementations

Get the help you need in this 3-phase advisory process. You'll receive 4 touchpoints with our researchers, all included in your membership.

Guided Implementation #1 - Make the case
  • Call #1 - Make a decision on EA tool investment and gather requirements

Guided Implementation #2 - Shortlist EA tools
  • Call #1 - Review gathered requirements and recommendation process

Guided Implementation #3 - Select and communicate the process
  • Call #1 - Conduct information gathering on shortlisted vendors
  • Call #2 - Finalize selection and communicate the process

Contributors

  • Alessandro (Alex) Rosiglioni, Enterprise Architect, Entergy Services Inc.
  • Bruce Chernoff, Enterprise Architect, Greystone Managed Investment Inc.
  • Djamel DjeMaoun, Senior Enterprise Architect, CBC/Radio-Canada
  • Dave Keifer, Enterprise Architect, Christiana Care Health System
  • Huw Morgan, IT Research Executive, Enterprise Architect
  • Kevin MacLean, Enterprise Architect, Macklin Information Resources Inc.
  • Michael Fulton, Chief Digital Officer & Senior IT Strategy & Architecture Consultant at CC and C Solutions
  • Prashanth Pushpagiri, Enterprise Architect, Entergy Services Inc.
  • Russ Derouin, Enterprise Architect, Save-on-Foods
  • Yasin Alsagoff, Senior Manager, Enterprise IT Architecture, Kamehameha Schools
  • 5 additional anonymous contributors
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