Ardoq Named a May 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Enterprise Architecture Tools

18 May 2021

by Sigrun Rodrigues

“The heart of our mission is ensuring our customers are successful and view Ardoq as a true partner in their enterprise architecture journeys,” said Erik Bakstad, Ardoq co-founder and CEO. 

We’ve always loved having our customers at the heart of our growth journey, driving our improvements, and giving us invaluable feedback that has helped us become a customer-centric tool. 

Therefore, we are extremely happy to announce that we have been recognized as a May 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Enterprise Architecture Tools, for the second year in a row. 

2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers Choice enterprise architecture tools

Customers like you, who work in Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation, Data and Analytics, or CTO roles (to name a few) have helped us gather a whopping 70 reviews as of March 2021, giving Ardoq an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 within the Enterprise Architecture Tools category. These reviews reflect our forward-thinking and innovative global user base and diversity of company sizes (from <$50 M to $10B), spread across a variety of industries like Finance, Services, Education, and more. 

To learn more about what IT professionals who use Ardoq say about us, please visit the Customers’ Choice announcement. Here are some of the reviews that are sorted as “Most helpful” on the Gartner Peer Insights platform:

Quick to get comfortable with, and leverage” (Manager, Enterprise Architecture in the Manufacturing Industry)
Overall Comment: 

"Ardoq has been a fantastic tool for us to model business activities, and our technical architecture. Over the years that we have utilized Ardoq, it has been improved even more, and we now have the ability to create additional views to help us understand our enterprise architecture. The Ardoq team has been very responsive, knowledgeable, and eager to help us out. They have kept in contact and take care of our requests promptly. We have recently expanded to use the analytical tools included with Ardoq and again, are impressed with usability and the support that the Ardoq team has provided."


"Excellent Service To Control, Understand And Analyze Your Technology Portfolio." (Head of Technology Portfolio in the Media Industry)
Overall Comment:
"Excellent service to control, understand and analyze your technology portfolio. The product has shown great improvements last year with scenarios, broadcast and survey functionalities being launched this year. It´s a rock-solid SaaS-tool for handling a complex organization from EA to governance. Their customer support is top level!"


"Democratise Your EA" (Enterprise Architect in the Energy and Utilities Industry)
Overall Comment:
"The Ardoq platform has enabled us to expand enterprise architecture outside of IT and democratise the process across our whole organisation. People across the business now can see what IT tools we have and what they can use for what purpose. We are also embedding it into our governance processes and IT planning and prioritisation. It was easy enough to set up, and the onboarding process was helpful."

"Lightweight & Powerful Tool, Highly Customer Focused" (Chief Architect in the Finance Industry)
Overall Comment:
"Great experience with Ardoq so far (9 months). We were able to set up a fully adapted metamodel, manage over 500 applications, add a lot of information very easily in the metamodel. Having the diagrams done directly from the tool based on data is a blessing (although sometimes quite hard to direct). You feel really listened to when you talk to the teams (CSM, support and even development teams sometimes). Not the cheapest tools by far but compared to very little staff you need to run it, you gain money at the end, I think. Also very flexible and lightweight, we wouldn't have succeeded using tools such as Mega or Harris with our small team".


"Ardoq's Clients Span Many Major Industries Including Oil And Gas, Banking, Insurance." (Site Manager Assistant in the Construction Industry)
Overall Comment:
"Ardoq manages my development plans in architecture, business and engineering analysis brochures, lifecycle technology, program files, business role and organization, as well as our integration and system landscape - without counting on the script and the drawing. The benefits are huge as it allows you to retrieve valuables from your models rather than leaving them in place in standard storage. And we're working to make that even better by automatically capturing information from the living environment (distribution of services, people and roles, etc.) - so your EA is right there in front of you. This actually allows us to weigh our weight (so to speak) by letting our EA focus on creating value for stakeholders rather than updating charts."


Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their experience with Ardoq and how it's helped improve engagement, data, and decision-making in your organizations. We will continue to use these reviews to mold our product and our customer journey, and we look forward to building on the experience that earned us this distinction.

“We believe Ardoq’s positioning in this report supports not only our approach to helping customers navigate change with confidence through next-gen enterprise architecture tools but also our focus on providing a world-class support experience and constantly listening to customer feedback,” said Erik Bakstad, Ardoq co-founder and CEO.

As always, we’d love to see more of your feedback or read your stories. If you would like to read more customer reviews of Ardoq, check out Gartner Peer Insights. You can also find Gartner’s evaluation of our solution inside the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools.

In its announcement, Gartner explains, “The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is a recognition of vendors in this market by verified end-user professionals, taking into account both the number of reviews and the overall user ratings.” To ensure fair evaluation, Gartner maintains rigorous criteria for recognizing vendors with a high customer satisfaction rate.

To qualify for the Customers’ Choice distinction, vendors must have their overall rating (out of 5 stars) equal or higher than the mean rating for that market and have equal or higher than median Product Adoption Review Coverage (PARC) in the Enterprise Architecture tools market, as defined by Gartner.

Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Enterprise Architecture Tools, 12 May 2021 

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Sigrun Rodrigues

Sigrun is the VP of Marketing at Ardoq. With over 10 years of experience in marketing, most recently as CMO of Microsoft Norway, her extensive knowledge of growing B2B software firms is crucial to develop Ardoq's brand and lead generation in the next stage of our growth journey.

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