IRIS Business Architect is a distributed software and sold as a desktop application running under Windows, Mac OS/X or Linux. The workgroup and enterprise version store their content in a shared database. The database can be hosted on a desktop but we recommend hosting the shared database on a server. Pricing and main features of IRIS Business Architect are below on this page.

Versions

All prices in USD
Single User
$3,495 *
Workgroup
$12,495 **
Enterprise
$24,995
Licensing
Number of users included 1 named user 5 named users 10 named users
Number of stakeholders/viewers includedLicensed by named viewer. Viewers are stakeholders that can view the business architecture projects, but cannot edit nor publish none 15 60
Number of top level enterprises includedLicensed by top level enterprise. Each enterprise can have an unlimited number of organizational units, like business units or division, but ultimately the architecture is modeled under specific enterprises 1 1 3
Business Architecture
Model based on the BIZBOK™ Guide Yes Yes Yes
Business capability map (7 levels max) (Watch this Video) 3 levels max Yes Yes
Value stream / value stages map (Watch this Video) Yes Yes Yes
Organizational map (5 levels max) (Watch this Video) Yes Yes Yes
Strategy map (aligned with BMM, BMC, CVM, SWOT, Six Sigma) Yes Yes Yes
Initiative and project map Yes Yes Yes
Information map Yes Yes Yes
Stakeholders map Yes Yes Yes
Asset map (aligned with TOGAF) Yes Yes Yes
Product and service map Yes Yes Yes
Process map (aligned with BPMN) Yes Yes Yes
Requirements map (BABOK compliant) Yes Yes Yes
Business Model, Strategies & Decision Making
Business motivation model (BMM) Yes Yes Yes
Business motivation canvas (BMC) Yes Yes Yes
Customer value map (CVM) Yes Yes Yes
SWOT Assessments Yes Yes Yes
Six Sigma SIPOC Yes Yes Yes
Impact Analyses Yes Yes Yes
Analysis and Measurement KPIs Basic Standard KPIs & some customization Yes
Other Features
Detailed Initiative GANTT charts with percentage of completion Yes Yes Yes
Import/design/manage business processes (aligned to BPMN) Yes Yes Yes
Design/manage agile requirements & user stories (BABOK) Yes Yes Yes
Data Integration (Import/Export)
Synchronizes data with most other software applications Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Excel (.xls) Yes Yes Yes
XML and XMI (export only) Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Project (import only) Yes Yes Yes
BPMN models and diagrams No Yes Yes
OData (Restful API) Yes read only (+ write in option only ***) read & write
Tableau Dashboards No in option only *** Yes
Model Publishing (Watch this Video)
Publish to print (Microsoft Docx & PDF)Collaborate better by publishing your model and all associated diagrams to print medium, in a format suitable for documentation and based on modifiable templates Yes Yes Yes
Reportingdelivered with 6 predefined templates Yes Yes Yes
Modify document layoutAllows you to customize the templates used for the publish to print functionality No Yes Yes
Web viewing applicationCollaborate better by publishing an image copy of your meta model and all associated diagrams to web based content, allowing for easy distribution of updates No Yes Yes
Multi-enterprise publishing/reportingFeature that allows for the federation of models covering multiple enterprises No No Yes
Model Version Management
Model Cloning Yes Yes Yes
Ability to compare model versions No Yes Yes
Full bi-directional model merging No in option only *** Yes
Track changes by user No No Yes
Model customization User defined attributes & measures + User defined relationships (+ User defined types in option only ***) + User defined types
Composite Modelingsplit single BA model into manageable and multiple projects/architectures No No Yes
Ability to maintain multiple versions No No Yes
Configuration / Security
User authentication n/a Yes Yes
Authentication against LDAP/AD No No Yes
Group based ACL No No Yes
Content storage Local file Shared local file or server based transactional Db Server based transactional Db with replication support
User/Group access control based security permissions No Limited Yes
Content auditing support No No Yes
Extended Annual Support (% of license fee per year)
Silver support with free access to maintenance updates and minor releasesProvides 24 hour response time during business hours. Major Releases end of life happens every other major release (i.e. Version 1 becomes unsupported when Version 3 is released) 15% 15% 15%
Gold support with free access to maintenance updates, minor and major releasesProvides 4-business hour response time during business hours. Major Releases are included in this support plan, you are always up to date 30% 30% 30%
Add On Licenses
Additional 5-user license No $2,995 $2,995
Additional 5-viewer licenseLicensed by named viewer No $295 $295
Additional top level enterprise license No $5,995 $5,995
Additional languagesIRIS Business Architect is delivered in English. Additional languages are also available in Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, German, French, Italian, Danish and other languages $1,995 per language $1,995 per language $1,995 per language
Services
Remote Web training 10-hours5 web sessions of 2 hours each $995 $995 $995
Amazon web service or virtual machine set-up No $995/server $995/server
Amazon web service hostingPricing based on the number of users for a base license. Price is higer for additional users. Inquire for additional information No $1,195/server/year $2,195/server/year
Customized print/web layout or import/export connector No $995/10-hour block $995/10-hour block
Integration to other software application(s) No $995/10-hour block $995/10-hour block
*: Pricing for a Single User software license has increased from $1,995 to $3,495 as of January 1st 2017.
**: Pricing for a Workgroup software license has increased from $8,995 to $12,495 as of January 1st 2017.
***: Contact us for optional feature pricing at info@biz-architect.com or at 855-798-2042 x2010.

Options
Panorama 360 Insurance Frameworks has over 613 business capabilities, 502 information concepts, 472 relationships between business capabilities and information concepts and 3 very detailed critical processes all accessible with IRIS Business Architect. $3,995 / year
Client System Requirements for Each Licensed User
Recommended Operating Systems: Windows 7 or 8, 64 bits; Mac OS X 10.8+ 64 bits
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8, 32 bits; Mac OS X, 10.5+ 64 bits; Linux Red Hat 6.x+ or similar, 32 or 64 bits
Java 8 (bundled with Windows and Mac OS X installers)
1 GB RAM (2GB recommended on 64 bits)
1 GHz Processor
400 MB disk space (install only)
250 MB disk space (user files)
Server, Virtual Machine or Cloud (Amazon Web Service) Requirements
Recommended Operating System: Windows Server 2008+ 64 bits; Mac OS X 10.8+ 64 bits; Linux Red Hat 6.x+ or similar, 64 bits
Supported Operating System: Windows 2003 Server, 7 or 8, 64 bits
Java 8 (bundled with Windows and Mac OS X installers)
4 GB RAM (8GB recommended)
2 GHz Multicore Processor
500 MB disk space (install only)
1 GB – 3GB MB disk space (user files)