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An important issue to the adoption of any enterprise architectural approach is the availability of tools to support the development, storage, presentation, analysis, improvement and evolution of enterprise architecture representations. As with enterprise architecture methodologies, enterprise architecture tools to support the architectural development process are still emerging. Most important software vendors (e.g., Rational, BEA, IBM, etc.) are investing in the development of large EA tools, mainly focused on their own frameworks or on well-known architectural proposals, such as TOGAF or FEAF. In this paper we identify an initial list of requirements that any tool for EA using RM-ODP should fulfill, as a first step towards the development of the appropriate ODP-Enterprise Architecture tools.
Date of Conference: 15-16 Oct. 2007