Success for an organization is directly related to whether or not an organization's business units/lines of business can access data across the enterprise. Enterprise data must not only be transparent but it must also be accessible as well as secure. To do this an organization must develop an Enterprise Architecture (EA) Maturity Plan that implements the following best practices: Strategic Enterprise Architecture • IT Governance • Multi channel Integration • Technology Strategy & Transformation
The Strategic Enterprise Architecture (SEA) framework delivers architecture services as well as an overall IT Strategy. SEA encompasses both business and technical architecture — establishing a clear link among business strategy, processes, and the supporting applications, information and infrastructure. The SEA framework includes the development of architecture guiding principles, blueprints, and metrics. The framework also includes establishment of the architecture organization, skills and processes, including architecture governance.
IT Governance is a structure of relations and processes to direct and control the enterprise in order to achieve the enterprise's goals by adding value, while balancing risk versus return over IT and its processes.
Multi channel Integration strives to create greater sharing and reduced redundancy of the data, processes and business rules to allow customers to purchase goods and services through a variety of channels (online, agent, branch, catalog, in store, etc.). A Multi channel Integration Framework evaluates and coordinates business strategies, operations, technology and governance to gradually integrate business processes and channel systems. The result is increased data transparency that is both accessible and secure.
Just as market environments are not static, therefore, organizations must be dynamic as well. Aligning technology investments with constantly evolving business strategies is an ongoing challenge. At the same time, budget constraints require an organization to minimize "Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)", which is compounded by ever-increasing maintenance costs of legacy systems. By utilizing this approach we assist our clients through the employment of effective strategic planning that develops scalable infrastructure that is transparent, accessible and secure.