Welcoming a new CEO to Ardoq

When Erik and I founded Ardoq in 2013, being CEO was a different job than it is today. For our two-person company, it involved a lot of paperwork, product pitches, and coding.

As we’ve grown the company from the two of us to 16 employees, that role has changed. Less time coding, more time doing market research and high level strategy. And while I’ve tremendously enjoyed steering the Ardoq ship through this period of growth, I also recognize that the skills and abilities required of our future CEO don’t align well with what I personally like to work with. With that thought in mind, we started the search for a new CEO, and we’ve found someone that far exceeds our expectations.

His name is Magnus Valmot, and he starts today. Let me tell you about him.


Faster Data Entry and Editing in Ardoq

We’ve made some improvements to the way you create and edit data in Ardoq that we hope will save you a lot of time.

The Add button has moved

First, a small change: the blue Add Component button has moved from near the top-left of the application to the bottom-right. In its new position, the button is closer to where you will now add component information (as described below). (more…)

Redesigned Swimlanes, New Arrowheads, and Global Search

We’ve got another round of new product improvements for you. They’ve all already been released into the app, so go try them out!

Redesigned Swimlanes

Using the same diagramming logic from the Process Flow redesign, the Swimlane visualization has been updated, resulting in much cleaner looking, easier to read diagrams like this one:


Introducing Ardoge

Ardoge – The Intelligent Ardoq Presenter

Combining Ardoq’s Presentation Mode with its automatically generated diagrams can drastically reduce the amount of time you need to spend preparing for meetings. But what if you could avoid meetings altogether?

Introducing Ardoge – Ardoq’s first AI bot. Ardoge analyzes presentations and leads meetings so you can do more important things. Why waste time telling people things that you already know? Just let Ardoge off the leash and watch the magic happen.

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Adding Grouping to Process Flow & Relationships Views

As we mentioned last month, we’ve begun a process of revitalizing and improving the most-used views in Ardoq, and also adding grouping functionality to them.

Since then, we’ve also completely redesigned how Process Flow draws references and places components, resulting in more logical and legible diagrams.

Now, we’re very excited to introduce component grouping into the Process Flow and Relationships views.


GDPR Templates for Gap Analysis

Further GDPR reading: our thoughts on why up-to-date GDPR documentation is essential.

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GDPR compliance gap observations documented and visualized in Ardoq.

Over the last few weeks I have been contributing to a case in which our partner, Capgemini, had been helping a shared client in their journey towards GDPR compliance. This process provided key insights into how similar projects traditionally have used fragmented tools and templates to gain an overview of expansive and complex projects – tools like Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, or wikis. These tools all have their own strengths and purposes, but used in this type of scenario, teams are setting themselves up for failure.