Gartner Includes ABACUS Toolset in Market Guide for Enterprise Business Process Analysis

Avolution has been named a “Representative Vendor” in Gartner’s Market Guide for Enterprise Business Process Analysis*, launched this month.

London, United Kingdom, March 25, 2015 --( Avolution’s ABACUS toolset is used by clients worldwide to improve business decision making helping them to identify, analyze, engineer, measure, review and maintain business processes.

The Guide provides a survey of the discipline of enterprise business process analysis: “business modeling aimed at transforming and improving business performance and business outcomes.

“This research describes the market, identifies use cases, and highlights some key vendors and their fit with common usage scenarios,” says Gartner.

Dr Tim O’Neill, founder of Avolution, said: “We’ve designed our ABACUS toolset to allow users to capture and import information about their business processes easily from existing data stored in Excel, Visio and other repositories. They can then manage and optimize their portfolio and provide rich, persuasive reports to the rest of the business.

“In ABACUS, users can perform successful business process analytics regardless of which meta-model or notation they select. To us, it’s the strength of the tool’s analytics capabilities once a user has captured the data and built their model which is key. ABACUS allows users to carry out analytics including impact analysis, identifying performance bottlenecks and ultimately planning entire future states.”

For more information and a free 30-day trial of the ABACUS toolset visit

*Gartner, Inc. "Market Guide for Enterprise Business Process Analysis” by Marc Kerremans, 04 March 2015.

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About Dr Tim O'Neill
Dr Tim O'Neill is a founding director of Avolution with over 20-yrs experience of consulting on large systems engineering and Enterprise Architecture projects across all sectors. Tim is Research Fellow and Director of Architecture-based Engineering at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and has co-authored over 100 papers, journal articles, book chapters and patents on Enterprise Portfolio Management, Architecture and Modelling. Tim is an Open Group Fellow and co-chair of the TOGAF tools certification committee, and has been a key contributor to several international Enterprise Architecture standards, including IEEE 1471 / ISO 42010.

About Avolution

Avolution provides the ABACUS® solution which is unique to the enterprise modelling space in that it can create multiple solution alternatives (architectures) and then run various simulations (Discrete Event, Monte Carlo etc) against each alternative for metrics such as Performance, Cost and Availability. In so doing it can recommend the optimal path for investment, with predictive and quantitative certainty. More information is available at

- Build any number of solution alternatives and views, all according to a completely flexible meta-model, importing from MS Visio, MS Excel and many other formats.
- Analyse your architecture(s) for metrics such as; Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Performance, Availability, Agility and many more.
- View the architecture(s) and the results of any evaluation using advanced techniques such as; 3D, heat maps, timelines, lifecycles, capability spaces and trade-off diagrams.
Peter Collins
+44 (0)20 7554 5600