Ardoq recognized as a Visionary in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools

29 Oct 2019

by Sigrun Rodrigues

We are proud to announce that for the first time Ardoq has been positioned in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools. 

We would like to share what we think this means for our customers, our mission, for us and for you.

Our Position in the Quadrant – Magnus Valmot, CEO

Magnus Valmot AM London

We believe that Gartner’s placing of Ardoq is an important recognition of our rapid journey from a Norwegian startup to a global enterprise architecture tool provider. Our vision is to empower our customers to drive value through successful change. In our view, Ardoq helps businesses drive that change through collaboration and optimization of their enterprise architecture.
We have built our whole company around this vision, by investing in our customers from our cutting-edge Product and Engineering teams to our skilled Customer Success team. With rapid year-on-year growth, Ardoq has both the commercial footprint and the technical capability to deliver to enterprise customers globally.


Our Trajectory – Erik Bakstad, CTO

Erik Bakstad 200x200We feel that our entry straight into this position is above all a result of our speed and our team. In our view, our platform enables us to continuously deploy new features and value to our customers. Ardoq’s team includes experienced architects, consultants and designers who have felt the pain of frontline Enterprise Architecture and wanted to change it. This combination gives us both deep insight and fast feedback into organizations’ challenges. 
Ardoq’s inherent flexibility means it can adapt to customers’ diverse requirements and changing missions without imposing a rigid methodology. We want our speed of deployment and responsiveness to be an important part of our customers’ time-to-value.


The Ground is Moving – Ian Stendera, VP of Customer Success

Ian StenderaThe Enterprise Architecture tools market is changing rapidly as new digital technologies bring new possibilities for digital transformation.
The market is finally waking up to the fact that for architecture to control digital it must be digital. And Ardoq, with its data-driven visualizations, graph analytics, crowdsourcing and open integrations is at the forefront of that transformation.



Where We are Not – Magnulf Pilskog, CIO

Magnulf Pilskog - CEO ARDOQ - Ardoq Mornings

But Ardoq is also restless. We know the challenges facing architects executing digital transformation, and the challenges for organizations in transforming at scale. This is the challenge that motivates us every day. 
Ultimately we can not afford to judge our success by comparing ourselves with competitors, but by our ability to help organizations solve big challenges. There is more to do, and we ourselves are in a process of transformation, focused on the things that really drive value for our customers: More integrations to better understand your landscape, smarter analytics to turn noise into action, ever-better UX to extend the reach of your engagement and building an awesome team to partner you every step of the way.


Get the full 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools



Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools, Marty Resnick, James McGovern, 22 October 2019. 

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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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