Software mapping is a powerful technique for visualizing your entire software landscape.
The unique software mapping capability of Aplas makes visualizing large-scale software architecture possible. Setup an auto-evolving software map without ever needing to manually update another diagram.
A modern organization needs software asset metadata on tap. Aplas translates complex software architecture concerns so your entire technology organization can make better decisions.
It can be a struggle to get your point across in any organization, but it can be nearly impossible when you need to explain complex architectural concerns. The Aplas style designer (with built-in templates) provides a powerful language for telling stories upon your software map.
Most organizations struggle to keep software asset metadata in check. Support a collaborative process using our sync capabilities and the accountability a software map brings to everyone.
Aplas is REA's key product to make sense of our microservices web. As the number of systems, integrations, teams and products increased our ability to understand our ecosystem decreased. With Aplas we now can visualize our digital ecosystem allowing us to make better decisions and effectively manage technology evolution. Aplas has a flexibility that perfectly accommodates our metadata, allowing systems plotted on the map to carry valuable information. This information is used by delivery, business and product people alike.
... We're pretty excited to see this product evolve and to see what's possible with the automated collection of metadata. It should be possible, for example, to expose architectural fitness functions such as run cost to create visualizations of how much is being spent on cloud infrastructure. Understanding which systems talk to other systems via which technology is another problem we often face and Aplas can visualize it for us.
Aplas provides us with visibility across our entire IT Portfolio using a language that reduces complexity and risk of our SaaS and traditional IT investments. With this tool we can describe how our platform works to business, IT security and risk teams.
There are 3 key functional areas of Aplas that act as a pipeline for software asset metadata.
Connect/Index > Map/Style > Publish
This pipeline ensures everything is kept in sync, in real-time. So updating a document in Confluence will immediately update a published map without intervention.
There are many repositories for software asset metadata. From project management, to source-code, to enterprise architecture tools.
A software index is designed to create a high-level, workflow-agnostic, centralized source-of-truth for software asset metadata.
Aplas provides APIs, webhooks, and packaged connectors to keep your software asset metadata in-sync.
Software mapping is a breakthrough new field designed to allow anyone to understand software at scale.
Creating a software map is just the beginning. You can publish our metamap interface out directly, or you can design your own map with our style designer. Customizing everything, except for the positions of the applications, regions, and channels.
The primary purpose of Aplas is to publish information to your organization.
We have a growing list of user interfaces that can be published to your landing page. Metasearch is a Google Search like interface, while metamap is a Google Maps like interface.