Ardoq Recognized as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, Q1 2021

4 Mar 2021

by Sigrun Rodrigues

We are delighted to be recognized as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, Q1 2021.

The March 2021  release of this independent research report from a leading global research and advisory firm uses a 28-criterion evaluation of enterprise architecture management suite (EAMS) providers, identifying the 12 most significant ones based on current offering, strategy, and market presence. Key differentiators such as Tech Asset, Strategic Management, and Organization Design dictate which providers lead the pack.

We believe Ardoq has proven it can meet the requirements of conventional EA teams and use-cases.


Ardoq is a recent entrant to the Forrester Wave, with a very solid EAMS offering.

Ardoq, founded in 2013, is established globally and particularly strong in EMEA; its largest industry segments are finance and insurance, public sector, and energy.

Ardoq will meet the needs of most EA professionals and performs well in security and business capability management. The vendor has a robust strategy and is likely to maintain or improve its position in the market due to its vision and innovation agenda. [...]

Client references indicate that Ardoq has a strong sales and support staff and provides short response times to inquiries and support calls. They also say Ardoq’s offering significantly strengthens EA reporting capabilities.”

- The Forrester Wave™: EAMS, Q1 2021, Forrester Research, Inc., March 4, 2021

We believe this is a validation of Ardoq's twin-track strategy that we can serve the modelling requirements of mature enterprise architecture practices and the existing EAMS market whilst our flexibility, integrations, storytelling, and collaboration capabilities also support the emerging modelling needs of IT and business teams on the frontline of digital transformation.


- CEO Erik Bakstad says:

“The increasing pace of digital transformation is shaking up the traditional EA tooling space as more and more as architecture work moves beyond the EA team's boundaries. We are proud that Ardoq has rapidly grown to be a tool that can convincingly serve both the needs of the traditional EAMS market and also lay the foundations for the next generation of EA modelling.”

You can go to the Forrester website to download The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, Q1 2021 report and see why Ardoq has received the highest score possible in the Capability Architecture and Product Roadmap criteria.

 The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, Q1 2021


About Ardoq

Ardoq is a SaaS company reinventing Enterprise Architecture (EA) for today’s digital enterprise. The company’s dynamic, data-driven EA platform is designed to plan and execute major change initiatives – providing a digital twin of an organization’s people, processes, and technologies. With Ardoq, CIOs can confidently deliver digital transformations; IT leaders can make better technology decisions based on real-time information, and EAs can serve as change agents, supporting business and IT collaboration for better outcomes.

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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