What Is Enterprise Architecture?
Our OMMAX enterprise architecture team analyses all four layers of the client's IT landscape. The result is a holistic view of the as-is architecture that builds a solid basis for further developments. Our enterprise architecture framework is made up of four layers that build the bridge between business strategy and its IT foundation:
Unlock Significant Value-Creation Potential Across Several Business Operations
- Business and IT process cost efficiency: Raise operational efficiency within business and IT processes by leveraging automation, best-of-breed systems and flexible data models
Cloud transformation: Create scalable and performant cloud infrastructure that efficiently underpins the system landscape, ensures compliance and cybersecurity and allows for global operations
Build-and-buy architecture: Build blueprints to ensure system architecture and data models allow for efficient gradual business evolution, incl. the addition of new businesses, post-merger harmonization
Data governance: Develop system and master data management for efficient business operations as well as architecture and data models that accommodate new business requirements
Across the four layers of the enterprise architecture framework, we provide answers to the following key questions:
- What is the 5-year vision for the business and operations and what implications does this bear for the IT strategy?
- What capabilities does a company require when it undergoes a business transformation?
Do the currently used systems support the business strategy?
What are areas with automation potential and is there a scalable data governance concept?
Are the data models that current systems use flexible enough to scale and accommodate future use cases?
The Three Steps of the Enterprise Architecture Value Creation Process
We develop a target architecture and provide an implementation roadmap in cooperation with the client to ensure sustainable and efficient implementation of quick wins and improvements to the bottom line. The three steps include:
As-Is Analysis: Model of existing architecture, including visualization of system interfaces, identification of quick wins and long-term development potential, assessment of current architecture based on targeted functionality, tech stack and user groups
Target Architecture Development: Development of sustainable IT target architecture, IT target architecture suggested with a focus on maximum scalability, and transparency over value-add opportunities that can be addressed with the new IT architecture
Implementation Roadmap: Consolidation of all insights & results and translation into an implementation roadmap, recommendation for optimal team setup and staffing for implementation, identification of effort drivers and critical IT implementation aspects for build phase
We support clients at every growth and maturity stage in designing their enterprise architecture in a way that facilitates strategic and business objectives
Small, family-owned companies
A clear perspective on how the next operational level can be achieved, and priorities for achieving target system architecture are well defined
Mid-sized and large companies
Existing architecture, data models and processes are documented and reviewed, a clear roadmap is defined towards architecture leveraging efficient standard solutions, support and enablement of your IT organization, clarification of architecture topics based on SLA, providing continuous value to your architecture
Mid-sized, PE-backed companies
Robust data governance ensures business flexibility; the target architecture lays the foundation for potential further company evolution, including the addition of new business components
Large multinational companies
Plan for how the company can add capabilities needed for best-in-class digital service; priorities for achieving target operational setup clearly defined
Enterprise Architecture as a Service
At OMMAX, we offer an “Enterprise Architecture as a Service”.
This means we act as your partner in regard to any IT architecture requests, support your IT transformation and ensure that you can focus on your main business with an efficient IT setup. We are your enterprise architecture team outside of your company.
EAaaS will enable your IT organization and deliver an up-to-date architecture to enable your projects to perform. We offer a sustainable, fast, and diligent enterprise architecture service that enables your organization to perform and reduces inefficiencies in your IT project delivery. In addition, EAaaS answers several key questions for your IT organization and speeds up your cloud implementation.