The Essential Project - Enterprise Architecture Tool

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Enables CxO’s and EAs to make informed decisions based on facts.

Built by Architects for Architects

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Engage your CxOs and the business in your Enterprise Architecture through Essential's beautiful and interactive visualisations of your organisation.

Leverage the tools within Essential, such as Road Mapping and 'What If' analysis, to:


  • Understand strategic impact
  • Enable digitalisation
  • Support cloud adoption
  • Pinpoint rationalisation opportunities to increase agility and reduce cost
  • Reduce risk
  • Uncover insight about your organisation opportunities and threats

Delighted Customers and an Active Community

Essential has a large, active community that feeds into the development of the tool through input into the development and priority of new views and into the Essential roadmap.

Our customers, both large and small, and our community provide great feedback:

Essential is a great tool to model enterprise architecture. It offers flexibility and amazing visualisation of EA.

Services Company (>$50M)

The meta-model is so powerful, it is a fabulous tool.

Manufacturing Company (>$10BN)

Overall, we have been very happy with the solution and would recommended it.

Finance Company ($500M - $1BN)

Vendor has been a pleasure to work with, very engaged with our objectives and how to exploit the product to achieve them.


Essential – Built by Architects for Architects

Essential has been built by our team of Enterprise Architects, based on their real-world experience as Enterprise and Chief Architects in organisations of all shapes and sizes:

  • Our views will support you in achieving success, helping you make key decisions with the facts at your fingertips.
  • Our data management capabilities will reduce the data maintenance overhead and allow to you to focus on success.
  • Essential will give you access to a sophisticated Enterprise Architecture Management tool, a leader in its class, at a sensible price.
  • The Essential suite of products can support organisations of all shapes and sizes from Global Corporates through NGOs, Governments and Universities.

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