The Business Case for Dragon1

The Need to Move Forward With Your Business

Soon, all companies have to be equipped with adaptable business models, strategy maps, and process and application architecture landscapes to stay competitive, innovate, and be future-proof.

Today, start-ups and fast-moving competitors are rising and you have to make sure that you will not be outclassed, outperformed, or put out of business.

With interactive digital overviews of the current and future state of your adaptable business, you will be able to always respond quickly to changes in and outside your company. This is exactly what Dragon1 provides you with.

Download the white paper here: Dragon1 Business Case [PDF]

In this whitepaper, we first discuss how visualizing your business helps to control change and transformation. Then, we show how the Dragon1 Enterprise Architecture Method provides an approach for the waterfall and the agile world. Finally, we show how the Dragon1 saas platform for Visual Enterprise Architecture, provides an integrated solution that supports you in all the strategy, architecture, and transformation work that needs to be done. And it pays off.

Do you want to move forward with your company? Then read this white paper.

Why Visualize Your Business Using Enterprise Architecture?


Every company in the world is confronted with changes and transformations. They are happening and taking place every day. New technology, new customer demands, and enforced rules and regulations all require companies to respond rapidly with innovation. Business Processes and Information Systems need to be replaced, updated, and integrated. To make sure that the company's processes and systems do not form one big knot and they do not come to a standstill, companies make use of Enterprise Architecture.


Complexity is also rapidly increasing: every company stores more and more data and wants to be smarter in learning from that data and using it. Also, the company is becoming more and more digital and virtual. Everything has to be very flexible. For instance, yesterday’s mass products are today's unique products driven by customer demand. To be able to deal with the complexity, control it, and maybe even reduce it, companies make use of Enterprise Architecture.


Enterprise Architecture is the area that strives to support and enable strategic planning of business systems and enterprise transformation. With Enterprise Architecture, the transformation in the company takes place in a controlled manner. This is because enterprise-wide solutions need to be aligned with the strategy and important standards, policies, and dependencies of other systems and processes.


With Enterprise Architecture, every stakeholder of a transformation gets visualizations about his or her concerns, with views of the transformation. He or she can make the necessary meaningful decisions on time and give directions to the projects executing this transformation. The participants of the projects get specific visualizations they use to design, build, and implement enterprise-wide solutions to overcome their concerns.

dragon1 enterprise architecture framework

Figure 1, Using the Dragon1 Business Case for Enterprise Architecture to Support and Enable Transformation.

Why use the Dragon1 Enterprise Architecture Method?


Dragon1 is both an open Enterprise Architecture Method and a SaaS platform for Visual Enterprise Architecture (Dragon1, The Business Visualizer).

If a company decides to work with Enterprise Architecture, Dragon1 supports and enables working with Enterprise Architecture at a strategic level and in a visual manner.

Dragon1 makes sure that architects use the strategies and business models of a company as the context for their architectural design (concepts, principles, standards, building blocks, and patterns). Every architecture and enterprise-wide solution that is designed, built, and implemented in this way, will always be aligned with all the entities in the organization.


Dragon1 also makes sure that every stakeholder is always involved at the right time for an initiative, transformation, program, or project. At every stage for different types of stakeholders, Dragon1 defines what types of views on matters and visualizations (diagrams) for stakeholders have to be produced. Stakeholders understand the visualization they are looking at and use it to support their decision-making process.


Dragon1 as a method describes a new approach to looking at enterprises because it makes use of the newest insights and theories on architecture principles. Where the current mainstream frameworks and modeling languages for enterprise architecture focus on the logical and physical level of abstraction, Dragon1 also focuses on the conceptual level of architecture. Dragon1 is the only architecture method to define all of its core terms consistently: clear distinctions, no circular reasoning, used terms in definitions are also defined, and no gaps between terms. For instance: Architecture is defined as a total concept for a system or a structure. The architecture principle is defined as the enforced way concepts (made part of an architecture) work and produce results. A concept is defined as an abstract system consisting of collaborating elements.


Dragon1 as an open EA Method, with its checklist, templates, reference models, glossary, and processes ensures that you can work with Enterprise Architecture successfully and practically. Without any overhead and focus on what is necessary to enable and support enterprise transformation, every project in your company will be a success.

From now on, it is possible to view, follow and upload your content in the channels, with the various Diagrams, in which this architecture knowledge is discussed with other business professionals.

Architecting Solutions

DEMO: Concept Mapping Software

How to use Dragon1 EA Tool

Learn to generate architecture diagrams using repositories
DEMO: BPMN Onboarding Process Example

DEMO: BPMN Onboarding Process Diagram - Measure Rules Compliance

Manufacturing, Financial Solutions
DEMO: Enterprise Architecture Blueprint Template

DEMO: Generate an Enterprise Architecture Blueprint to discover and solve RISK

Banking, Logistics, Healthcare
DEMO: Strategy Map Template

DEMO: Generate Strategy Map on how to INNOVATE with AI

Government, Logistics, Banking
DEMO: Process Application Map

DEMO: Generate Landscape for RPA AUTOMATION

Retail, Agriculture, Energy, Oil & Gas
DEMO: Data Mapping Software

DEMO: Generate Application Landscape for SECURITY

Automotive, Financial Services, Health Care