Free Essential Launchpad

Get your Essential architecture up and running quickly

We have created the Essential Launchpad to help organisations quick start their data capture, and populate some of the key foundational views in Essential.

The focus is on allowing you to gain an understanding of the business landscape, how it is supported by your applications and the deployments of your applications. This data is the foundation for many of the other views in Essential and it provides a great launchpad for using Essential.

We’re now on Launchpad 3, which:

  • Adds the ability to look at application rationalisation opportunities, either from an application or a services perspective
  • Includes the strategic technology product selector, allowing teams to use reference architectures and product standards to aid their solution design
  • Utilises the new Business Process Family class with an updated Business Process Catalogue and a new Business Process Family Summary

For more information on the new views and how they work see here

The views populated by the Essential Launchpad are:

IT Dashboard

enterprise architecture asset dashboard

Application Rationalisation Analysis

enterprise architecture application rationalisation

Strategic Product Selection (Reference Architectures)

enterprise architecture strategic products selection

Business Capability Model

enterprise architecture business capabilities

Business Capability Summary

enterprise business capability summary

Business Capability to Technology Tree

enterprise architecture business to technology tree

Business Capability to Technology Force

enterprise architecture business to technology force

Business Process Families

enterprise architecture business process families

Application Reference Model

enterprise architecture application reference model

Application Capability Summary

enterprise architecture application capability summary

Business Domain IT Analysis

enterprise architecture business domain IT analysis

Application Summary

enterprise architecture application summary

Application Footprint Comparison

enterprise architecture application footprint comparison

Application Deployment Summary

enterprise architecture application deployment

Application Diversity Analysis

enterprise architecture application diversity analysis

Application Radar

enterprise architecture application radar

Application By Host Country

enterprise architecture applications by host country

Technology Component Summary

enterprise architecture technology components

Technology Product Summary

enterprise architecture technology product summary

Technology Node Summary

enterprise architecture technology node summary


Business Domain Catalogue
Business Capability Catalogue
Business Process Catalogue
Application Capability Catalogue
Application Catalogue
Application Service Catalogue
Technology Component Catalogue
Technology Product Catalogue
Technology Node Catalogue

Included in the Pack:

  • Essential Launchpad Capture Spreadsheet
  • Essential Launchpad Import Specification
  • Essential Launchpad Instructions for use

Launchpad: Version 2
Note: for some of the views, additional work is required to populate all the fields in the view

To use the Launchpad, contact us here and we will send you the pack.