Empowering architects to build consensus and drive their business forward

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Simplifying software

As a software mapping platform, Aplas is able to break down thousands of complex applications, integrations, components and processes.

Unlike complex architecture tools, software mapping is designed to reach the broadest possible audience, allowing everyone to understand how your business operates through software.

REA Group

The Challenge

REA Group was one of the earliest adopters of agile methodology and microservices architecture. Over the past decade this has lead to a highly complex architecture, managed by a highly distributed and autonomous workforce, a compounding challenge that makes delivery of end-to-end solutions difficult.

The Result

Introduced in 2018, Aplas is the central repository for software asset metadata within REA Group - across all Australian and Asian businesses. It is used as a key productivity tool to inform the executive and developers alike. It has allowed REA Group to stay agile while continuing to scale.

"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."

Dan Aragio
Head of Architecture

Metadata is a mess

IT has a big master-data-management issue. ITSM, CIDB, EA, PM, and SCM tools all with overlapping and unsynchronized software asset metadata.

Software indexing is about (1) creating a high-level workflow-agnostic index of software asset metadata, and (2) integrating via APIs and our package connectors, to keep it in sync with other systems.

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Aplas lives at the intersection of people and software - it is the foundation for making better decisions with software, empowering business to thrive in a digital world

Styles tell stories

From a single map, many styles can be designed - each telling a different story on a single organizational software map.

Our style designer is extremely powerful - change the color of applications to show risk, or the color of integrations to show which technology supports them. Visualize your data in anyway you can imagine.

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Experience our publication interfaces


Style Project

Don't let cross project impacts cause cost and schedule blowouts. Ensure all stakeholders are on the same page through project views.
Demonstrate project plans and phases
Show how projects will impact different systems, user groups and integrations across multiple phases.
Ensure visibility of cross-system impacts
Highlight and track system impacts as they occur, visually using the same project plan.
Just an example
Our style designer allows you to visualize any data in any way. This is just an example of what is possible.
Always up-to-date
Changes to your index auto-updates your map, changes to your maps auto-updates your styles.


Style Financial

Remove the fog across your software assets to gain visibility into costs and make informed budget decisions.
Increase software cost visibility
Understand what your complete digital footprint is and the associated costs.
Quickly generate management & financial reports
Create and distribute visual financials across all stakeholders.
Just an example
Our style designer allows you to visualize any data in any way. This is just an example of what is possible.
Always up-to-date
Changes to your index auto-updates your map, changes to your maps auto-updates your styles.
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Publications empower everyone

Getting the right information to the right people at the right time is extremely challenging. When processes fail, who has the insight to make a correction?

Aplas is built around publishing software asset metadata to the broadest possible audience. Ensuring it's always available and nothing falls through the cracks.

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Aplas for all

Many exisiting software asset repositories are so specialized to one particular audience that they become useless for everyone else. All the effort taken to populate their complex data models end up being their undoing. They just don't have enough users to sustain the investment in keeping them up-to-date.

Aplas is a simple, workflow-agnostic, outward facing platform that gives everyone a place to learn about software. Click to see how Aplas facilitates use-cases across your organization.

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