Essential Cloud

Low-cost, Hassle-free, World-class.

Public Preview available now

Essential Cloud is a toolset that is focused on understanding the architecture of the organisation, applied in the context of a variety of business and IT management processes (e.g. strategy management, IT governance, solution delivery, service delivery). In addition, particular emphasis has been placed on creating a toolset that is:

  • Extensive in terms of the architecture model
  • Easy to learn, flexible and intuitive to non-technical users
  • Capable of yielding results in days or weeks, rather than months
  • An affordable and robust cloud solution

With a data capture capability and a viewer, you can quickly begin to use Essential to support you in delivering value to the business as you uncover opportunities within your organisation to reduce cost, reuse assets, remove inefficiencies, etc.

For $12,000, Essential Cloud combines the best of Essential with a hassle-free cloud offering:

  • Over 100 out of the box views focused on analysis, road-mapping and decision making
  • Ontology based meta model for an entire organisation, with the ability to support other EA Frameworks
  • Import and export of data via unique Excel import utility, with quick-start view loaders, and APIs to integrate with existing data sources
  • Access to business focused lenses providing dedicated support for key areas such as APM, Data Management, Strategic Resource Optimisation

Cloud Benefits include:

  • View and update Essential anytime, anywhere
  • Tablet and mobile access and data capture
  • A new user interface to improve and simplify data capture
  • A powerful security interface that enables:
    • Data capture access management by class, attribute or instance for both groups or individuals
    • Viewer access management, enabling secured content to be hidden for both groups or individuals
  • Single sign-on support (via SAML 2.0)
  • Dedicated, SLA-based platform support
  • Managed platform upgrades and technical support
    • User controlled repository updates
    • User controlled backup/restore

At $12,000, Essential Cloud is a low-cost option, with the annual subscription covering unlimited access to the modeller and the viewer.

Essential Cloud Screenshot

The Public Preview version has been tested with a limited number of clients and, despite our best efforts, there may be some unforeseen issues with the software or its usability.  During Public Preview we will offer enhanced support to ensure quick response and resolution to any issues.  We will be bringing new users onto Public Preview gradually over a period of a few months, on a first come, first served basis.  On successful completion of Public Preview, we will move to General Release.

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What does Essential Cloud cost?

A flat $12,000 per annum subscription for unlimited editors and users – there are no additional license fees or seat based costs to add. The subscription covers the entire Essential Cloud platform including the 100+ views that you see in the online demo viewer.

What if I want to add more users?

There is no additional charge, it’s covered under your annual subscription

What if I want more people to edit data in Essential?

There is no additional charge, it’s covered under your annual subscription.

Does Essential Cloud mean that Open Source will be retired?

No, we are committed to Open Source. We see the two as peers, the cloud just offers a simpler way for organizations to use and access Essential, and also has enhanced user management and security that is not possible in open source. Our business model relies on having both platforms, so we will not be neglecting open source.

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