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By Jeanne W. Ross

Firm structure defines a firm's wishes for standardized initiatives, task roles, platforms, infrastructure, and information in center enterprise procedures. therefore, it is helping an organization to articulate the way it will compete in a electronic financial system and it publications managers' day-by-day judgements to achieve their imaginative and prescient of good fortune. This publication sincerely explains firm architecture's very important function in enabling--or constraining--the execution of industrial technique. The booklet presents transparent frameworks, considerate case examples, and a proven-effective established strategy for designing and enforcing powerful firm architectures.

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Architecture is the set of standardized processes and shared data built on its single instance of an ERP system. TD Banknorth's success depends on implementation of a shared technology and business process environment. All four of these companies have legacy systems and processes that aren't a perfect fit with current technologies and business 50 ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE AS STRATEGY goals. But these companies understand their operating models, and they capture the critical components of their operating model in their enterprise architecture.

In addition to consolidating and standardizing hardware, companies in the standardized technology stage start to reduce the number of software products performing similar functions. For example, one manufacturer reduced the number of order management systems from twenty-eight to four-a common outcome of Standardized Technology initiatives. Technology standardization, however, does not readily overcome the Business Silos problem of data embedded in applications. Companies in this second stage usually increase access to shared data by introducing d"ata warehouses, but transaction data is still embedded in individual applications.

Intentionally or not, the resulting capability locks in assumptions about internal and external relationships and business process definitions. The role of the one-page core diagram is to help facilitate discussions between business and IT managers to clarify requirements for the company's foundation for execution and then communicate the vision. Although different companies take different approaches to developing their core diagram, all highlight key components of their foundation for execution.

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