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I was informed that ARIS Express was a very weak tool with not many options for modeling. Yesterday was the first time I worked on ARIS Express, and it was love at first sight. And looking at the filer options, I find that IDS was kind enough to provide a wide scope of modeling possibilities to even encourage the giant called "ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE MODELING".

I took it upon as a challenge to prove to those critics of ARIS Express, that anything is possible by it, if we apply ourselves. Enterprise architecture is a very collaborative effort, which involves effort from many contributors. Providing a license to all contributor is too expensive and also an inhibitor to ARIS adoption. I find the use of ARIS Express for information collection a wonderful option to do away with other inefficient modeling tools.

I have tried to map the entire content model of IAF/TOGAF using ARIS Express. Please send me your feedback, critics and comments. I will add some examples for those who are not too aware of enterprise architecture modeling, but please send in a request.

Business Activity Modeling

Business Service Interation

Logical Business Component

Business Information Service Interaction

Logical Information Component Interaction

IS/IT Logical component interaction

IS/IT Physical component interaction

Physical Technology Infrastructure

Kind regards,



by Sebastian Stein
Posted on Fri, 11/20/2009 - 21:26

Hi Kris,

thank you very very much for this great contest entry! It is really great to see people giving ARIS Express a fair test drive!

How should we handle your submitted models? Do you want that they appear as a single entry in the official poll or do you want every model you submitted as a single entry? What do you prefer?


by Kris Nunes Author
Posted on Sat, 11/21/2009 - 07:38

In reply to by André Vitor

Hey Sebastian,

I was in hurry (it being a friday evening), and I could not find an option to add all the models as a single entry. if you are able to do the same, please go ahead.

kind regards,


by Sebastian Stein
Posted on Sat, 11/21/2009 - 11:54

Hey Kris,

you have done everything correctly, because there is no way to upload several models as one entry. But we will present them as a single entry in the poll during voting.

Good luck!


by Kris Nunes Author
Posted on Mon, 11/23/2009 - 18:06

For those who are not too familar with enterprise architecture modeling, I am adding a sample model next to the meta - model to make it more interesting.

Kind regards,

Kris Nunes


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