Here’s a round-up of this month’s highlights:

Latest Releases

If you liked it then you should have put a halo on it.

What: A visual enhancement for the Block Diagram.

New feature: Halo indicator. A visual marker showing if data is grouped

Usage: Make your business insights as clear as possible for your target audiences

Example: Let’s take innovation. Ultimately, innovation must be linked to and driven by business strategy - although strong innovation can also inform it. Either way, demonstrating the traceability between your innovation initiative, business strategy, supporting people, projects, and technology products are essential. But as your datasets grow, your visuals can become overloaded and cluttered.

  • Grouping and collapsing your data ensures you can easily visualize the interconnectivity of your innovations, technical capabilities, people ownership, projects, and the like.

  • The Halo indicator will ensure your grouped and collapsed data is easily identifiable.

  • The Halo indicator also serves as a visually unifying element that holds together the button & badge and shape/icon.

  • The Block Diagram is great for visualizing the structure of your data.

ardoq block diagram

“-And you are?

-Business Process Modeling Notation Workspace Template.

-Business Process Modeling …what? That’s the coolest name ever!”

What: BPMN workspace template.

New feature: A new workspace template for Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), including the most commonly used component and reference types.

Usage: Simply put, BPMN is often the best modeling notation for business processes.

Suggestions: Ardoq enables Digital Business Execution by providing insight across interconnected, dynamic information for all aspects of the business; from Strategy, Capabilities, Process, Application, Data, Teams, to People, etc. As part of this, Ardoq supports business process modeling by::

  • Providing the top-level process map of an organization.

  • Defining process definitions at levels needed to show value flow (often termed L1, L2, L3)

  • Modeling how those top-level processes interconnect with Capabilities, Applications, Information, etc

ardoq modeling

Gone in sixty seconds. No! Gone in 1.7 seconds!

What: ServiceNow ←→ Ardoq integration performance improvements.

New: The performance when fetching ServiceNow tables improved by two orders of magnitude 💨

Usage: The amount of data you’re able to capture often impacts on the value of business insights. Our ServiceNow integration is fully customizable and bidirectional, meaning we can support two-way integration with any ServiceNow database table. This approach not only means you can integrate your ServiceNow CMDB, but also incident management, HR, and other relevant product modules you have licensed with ServiceNow - all because our integration is based on the low-level database tables. When dealing with large data sets, performance counts!


Our ServiceNow Integration is an accelerator for achieving your business outcomes. It can be utilized in a variety of use-cases:

  • Import your lists of applications and match them to business owners integrated via our Active Directory People Data integration. A common need is to model responsibility, like the ownership of an application. Or to model skills by capturing the expert in a business process. Or even to capture the direct relationship between two people - perhaps that one person reports to another, for example

  • Support business outcomes like IT strategic planning or Security Governance.

Suggestions: Use our ServiceNow integration to automate your data collection. Shift your focus from modeling and improving data quality to engaging with stakeholders to help drive real, business-led change. For further reading on our ServiceNow Integration, refer to the ServiceNow Integration Knowledge Base article.

Fun Fact: During the integration certification process, ServiceNow noted that this is the first time they have certified such a flexible integration 💪.

ardoq import and integrations

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