CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2014
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Quicken Loans, headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, is the largest online retail mortgage lender and the second largest overall retail lender in the US. With almost 30 years of experience, their customers include over 2 million American families.

The term “enterprise architecture” refers to the components that make up an enterprise’s information technology (IT) system, and the relationships and dependencies between those components. For large organizations, enterprise architectures are very complex and often difficult to grasp.

Our Enterprise Architecture Visualizer displays the enterprise architecture of Quicken Loans using an intuitive graphical user interface, making it easier to understand, maintain and grow.

Each IT component, such as a server or an app, is represented by a graphical icon. Once selected, a component is centered in the window and displayed with its dependencies, that show its place within the overall IT system.

Administrative users can add, remove and edit components along with their dependencies as changes are made or planned. Snapshots of the entire enterprise architecture can be saved and retrieved by date including future dates for envisioned plans.

Our Enterprise Architecture Visualizer is a web app targeted for Google Chrome on desktops and laptops.

Our system is written using Visual Studio 2012. The backend database is Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. The website is hosted using Microsoft Internet Information Services.