Charting new courses: Bizzdesign’s bold year redefining Enterprise Architecture boundaries

Dec 21, 2023
Written by
Bert van der Zwan, CEO
Bert van der Zwan, CEO

Charting new courses: Bizzdesign’s bold year redefining Enterprise Architecture boundaries

We’ve had a big year at Bizzdesign where we’ve significantly impacted the Enterprise Architecture industry. Together with our customers, we’ve facilitated transformation journeys that have propelled significant growth and innovation – not only for our customers but also for us.

Our customers have repeatedly demonstrated that you can facilitate significant transformational change and measurable outcomes with the right enterprise architecture platform. We call this enabling ‘Change by Design’ with Bizzdesign Horizzon.

Let’s look at the milestones that we’ve achieved together with our customers in 2023…


Design-led growth: Exceeding Enterprise Architecture expectations

We’re toasting to a landmark year at Bizzdesign, marked by a revenue growth of more than 30 percent. We’re also a SaaS sector leader, surpassing the Rule of 40, which is a testament to our healthy profitability and the vitality of our business model.

An important part of our growth strategy is to scale up by acquiring companies with complementary functionality and technology, to complement our organic profitable growth. We don’t just buy revenue; companies must have a strategic fit with Bizzdesign.

We started to fill in on our M&A strategy by acquiring  UK-based Edifit, incorporating its product range and G-Cloud certification into our product roadmap to drive further innovation and enhance customer success. G-Cloud supports UK government departments in adopting cloud services, aligning with the government’s cloud-first policy and providing a streamlined process for procuring cloud services.

Throughout the year, we’ve also refined our collaborations with key partners, including industry giants like Amazon Web Services, ServiceNow, and others like Ellucian, Aquion-Australia, and ATD, to enhance our service delivery and customer outcomes.

Product innovation: Accelerating the Bizzdesign Horizzon roadmap

Bizzdesign’s product roadmap is the cornerstone of our innovation, charting a strategic course for delivering solutions that meet and anticipate the evolving needs of our customers and the market. We’ve doubled our investments in our product roadmap, significantly enhancing our UI/UX and AI capabilities.

By integrating advanced AI functionalities and solidifying our API proposition, we’re at the forefront of driving digital transformation with intelligent insights. Additionally, the appointment of our new Heads of Technology and User Experience (UX) steer us towards pioneering innovation.

Deep dive into our out-of-the-box solutions that provide templates and analytics for solving demanding challenges faced by architects:

Customer success: Elevating engagement

Customer value is always our number 1 priority, and our customer success initiatives are pivotal to our strategy, with significant incremental investments in our team and services. We’re proud to report an unprecedented Net Revenue Retention of 108%, reflecting our commitment to building and nurturing strong customer relationships.

We’re also immensely proud of our Knowledge Center, which ensures our current and future user base is continuously educated.

Bizzdesign Connect, our annual user conference, was launched for the 1st time in 3 regions of EMEA, North America, and APAC this year. Leaders at Norsk Hydro, HSBC, and Ameren took to the stage to share their enterprise architecture best practices. For a playback of Bizzdesign Connect 2023 presentations, click here.

For Bizzdesign Connect 2024, we’ve secured Peter Hinssen, a renowned leader in digital transformation, as our keynote speaker. There is lots more about this event to come!

Market leadership: Shaping the future of Enterprise Architecture

Bizzdesign was recognized for a remarkable eighth consecutive time as a Leader and positioned highest for Completeness of Vision in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Architecture Tools.

Gartner stated: “The Horizzon product roadmap includes seamless interplay with ServiceNow, Smart EA Assistant, and a “How to Coach” guide to help customers on their EA maturity journeys.” 

Furthermore, the launch of our 2nd annual State of the Enterprise Architecture Report underscores our position as thought leaders dedicated to driving the enterprise architecture domain forward. A record 1,100 architects globally participated in our State of Enterprise Architecture Report, which gives architects the right insights to navigate their enterprise architecture journeys with informed strategies.

Here’s a look at uniquely Bizzdesign content published in the year:

Closing note

As we wrap up 2023, we’re proud of our shared achievements and excited for what lies ahead. Thank you to our customers and the Bizzdesign team for pushing the boundaries of enterprise architecture to achieve great things together!

Here’s to designing and leading change together in the new year!