ValueBlue: 2021 Wrapped!

Welcome to our 2021 round-up.

It’s been a busy and successful year for ValueBlue. Just like last year, we’ve continued to meet with you, our customers, online and we’ve moved our events from live and in-person to virtual and streamed. As everyone has settled in to this new ‘normal’ way of working, we’ve also welcomed plenty of new customers and colleagues, and made strides with our international expansion plans.

We hope 2021 has been a good year to all of you and that 2022 is shaping up to be even better. Next year will see us continue to develop BlueDolphin even further in order to provide you with the best-in-class business transformation platform, and to bring Agile Business Transformation to the fingertips of even more IT professionals across the globe.

We wish you Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year! Here’s a round-up of what’s been keeping us busy at ValueBlue HQ over the past year.

Our Customers

Thanks to every one of our valued customers for making 2021 a great year, and welcome to all of our newest BlueDolphin users.

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Customer Spotlight: Xerius Group

Did you see our Customer Spotlight session with Xerius? This on-demand video interview explores Xerius Group’s journey to a more agile and flexible IT environment. Talking challenges, and most importantly, solutions, for organizations that face a lack of oversight or governance, or are looking to operationalize their innovation projects and initiatives.

Watch the on-demand video interview

Our Market Recognition

In 2021 we were delighted to receive market recognition for our solutions. Here’s the highlight reel:

Magic quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools 2021

Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Architecture tools

Positioned for the third year in a row in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Architecture tools, our clear growth trajectory is recognized by Gartner and can be seen by our growth within the Niche players segment this year. The continued expansion of our customer base throughout 2021 resulted in Gartner evaluating our Ability to Execute on a higher level than in 2020, and we’re excited to see that growth continue in 2022.

Access the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Architecture tools here.

Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Enterprise Architecture Tools

ValueBlue and our software BlueDolphin was included in Gartner’s iconic Voice of the Customer Report for Enterprise Architecture Tools – with 93% of our customers willing to recommend us. The report is based on customer reviews from software buyers and users in the Enterprise Architecture Space.

“We’re thrilled to see such an increase in the number of reviews from our customers on Gartner Peer Insights, and extremely proud that 93% of them are willing to recommend us — the third highest score in the quadrant. This is surely a testament to our commitment to ensuring our customers’ success with the platform whilst we continue to expand globally.”

Jelle Visser, Chief Commercial Officer, ValueBlue 

Gartner® Market Guide for Application Portfolio Management Tools

In 2021 ValueBlue was also recognized as a Gartner Representative Vendor for Application Portfolio Management. The Market Guide for Application Portfolio Management tools helps buyers to understand how the status of an emerging market aligns with their future plans, and acknowledges vendors with robust solutions.

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SPARK Matrix™: Enterprise Architecture (EA) Tools, 2021

This year, ValueBlue was named as a Technology Leader in the Quadrant Solution SPARK Matrix™ for Enterprise Architecture tools. The SPARK Matrix™ assess vendors based on Technology Excellent and Customer Impact. It’s great to see our Agile Business Transformation vision and cutting-edge technology recognized in the report.

2021 also saw ValueBlue featured across some cool publications. Watch this space, 2022!

Our Events

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BlueDolphin Day 2021

No annual round-up would be complete without mention of our flagship BlueDolphin Day 2021. Last month we welcomed a wide range of attendees to our 2021 live-streamed event, sharing updates from ValueBlue and our customers. Thanks for the great feedback, and watch this space for what’s to come in 2022!

Watch BlueDolphin Day 2021

SwitchON

SwitchON’s Enterprise Architecture events showcase the latest developments in the EA space – helping architects to create a streamlined and agile IT landscape that supports continued digital transformation. In 2021 we were delighted to take part in SwitchON Europe, Americas and APAC to share our Agile Business Transformation proposition.

ValueBlue Solution Webinars

Did you join in on any of the solution-focused webinars we ran this year? Over the past 12 months we delivered sessions on topics including Getting Started with Application Portfolio Management, Data Management for the Customer Journey, and Integrating Business Process Management with your Architecture. The replays are always available!

Our Product

2021 brought some great updates to BlueDolphin . Here are some of the feature and improvement highlights we introduced in 2021:

  • We added History on Objects and Views and introduced the Object Archive for storing deleted Objects. These features give users an audit trail of changes to Views and Objects.
  • We gave you more control over user permissions with Role-driven Personal Settings, allowing more granular governance of which actions users can perform with Objects of a given type, based on their role(s).
Connecting views to Relationshops in BlueDolphin
  • Adding new Objects to Views (and the repository) became faster and easier – allowing you to create objects on the fly as you are editing a View.
  • We upgraded the functionality and user experience of guest links and questionnaires, adding multi-select dropdowns that make it easier to answer (and analyze) questionnaires of this kind.
  • We gave you the ability to simplify your Views and drill-up and -down according to the level of detail needed by linking Views to Relationships and Lines. Easily navigate between linked Views, simplify your high-level Views and keep details contained in sub-Views.

We also embarked on an Agile Business Transformation of our own Product and Development organization! We intend to release new features and improvements more frequently in 2022.

Our Company

We’re growing like wildfire! In 2021 we were joined by 20+ new ValueBluers!

See you in 2022!

And with that, we wish you all Happy Holidays and a very successful New Year! See you in 2022 🐬