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BiZZdesign HoriZZon Primary Use Case

Senior Enterprise Architect at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees

We use it for enterprise architecture information, with the main purpose today being to analyze our IT investment portfolio and the architecture related to it. That includes process, data, applications, and infrastructure. We collect all of that information by each of our initiatives or projects and we analyze it there. It gives us a single source of data.

We're using the latest cloud version.

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Enterprise Architect at American Century Investments

We use it as our enterprise architecture tool, for keeping our enterprise architecture documentation. That not only includes infrastructure components but everything else as well. For example, what are the different components that we have, enterprise-wide? What are the technologies being used? What are the technology services being used? Who are the business actors and what are the business departments? What are the business capabilities that we have in the organization? We keep everything in BiZZdesign. 

We are also using the tool for architecture governance and the gating process, and all the different business-view needs. Whenever they're implementing any application, they document the solution architecture of that application in BiZZdesign. It then goes through our weekly governance process in front of our architecture review board. Based on the documentation quality and on certain standards, we evaluate whether this application is fit for implementation. If not, we provide feedback: what the corrections are that need to be done. Once again it goes through that feedback process and, once approved by all the relevant stakeholders, the application is ready for implementation.

There are certain applications that are transformation-type projects. We use BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio to document the current architecture, the transition architecture, the future architecture, as well as the network, monitoring, infrastructure, and security views. These are the things that we usually cover as part of the governance process.

It is running on AWS cloud. We don't use the desktop version.

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Enterprise Architect at American Century Investments

We are thinking of making BiZZdesign as a single source of truth for the entire American Century organization. We have found out a lot of information through their enterprise architect, scattered here and there, and it is very difficult to track. Our aim is to consolidate all the information and do something with that data/information, where meaningful insight can be extracted and presented to the executive level and other departments at American Century.

People have created many artifacts or system architecture diagrams for different American Century systems. These are now scattered here and there. We are currently working to load the architecture diagrams into BiZZdesign, which can't just be copied and pasted because of PPT. The way things do not work exactly in the same way with HoriZZon. So, we are redrawing all those artifacts and putting them systematically into the BiZZdesign system. This is the use case that I have been working on for the last month and a half to two months. Two people besides me are working on this.

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Our customers' primary use cases include application portfolio, information, and data architecture.

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