I've been able to impose a new level of discipline on to align business and IT - we've eliminated the 'weak link' by creating a common business language(UML) between the business people coming in with requirements and the architects who are designing the new systems. The methods and techniques revealed are a breath of fresh air when I compare them to their predecessors - that performed like a herd of elephants.
Even though Enterprise Architect is an extremely powerful tool and more feature rich than all the competing products we have reviewed, it is hard to apply it without proper mentorship and a process that unfolds a step by step examples of doing a project.
It has been nearly impossible to figure out how to use Enterprise Architect to manage a real project. Ramsay Millar from integrate IT involved the entire project team and we are saving time and producing quality requirements within one week.
We recently completed a production business transformation, and the clarity provided by the very first Enterprise Architect TOGAF 9 course, led by Ramsay, to focus on learning and applying Enterprise Architect to the practice of using the TOGAF ADM saved ten Enterprise Architects at our Fortune 15 energy company many months in start- up when using new tools and process, a saving far greater than Enterprise Architect software license costs and the entire cost of training & retooling.