What is Enterprise Application Architecture?
Meaning of “Enterprise”
The word “enterprise”described an organization, or company collaborating to provide specific products or brands or certain services to the customers. Enterprise is a vast term that covers different types of organizations, companies, distributors etc. Enterprise meets the complete sense such as socio-technical systems as you can say people, information, market, processes, and technologies.
Meaning of “Architecture”
Whereas the word “architecture” refers to principles of core concepts or properties of a system with environment including tangible form of elements, relationships as well as principles of its design and solution.
Enterprise Architecture is a well-defined practice by conducting:
- Enterprise Analysis
- Enterprise Design
- Enterprise Planning,
- Enterprise Implementation
- Enterprise Deployment and Testing
Following by a comprehensive approach all times for successful development approach and execution of strategy. Enterprise architecture applies the principles and practices of architecture to guide organizations through certain ways such as business, information; process and technology by changing required and execute as well as analyze their strategies. So these certain practices always utilize in various aspects for enterprise to identify, motivate, and achieve the changes.
Role of Enterprise Architects
Enterprise architect always responsible for performing:
- Analysis of enterprise architecture
- Business structure
- Goals of enterprise architecture
- Continuity of complex operations.
Enterprise architecture tries to develop and organized the growth of enterprises with information technology. However that also focuses on the long run to manage and gradually developed IT systems for such enterprise or organization. Quality does matter for enterprise software architecture and implemented is essential way by determining an organization's success. Enterprise architecture always tries to keep in the mind on following points:
- System complexity,
- Increasing overall efficiency
- Increasing agility
Scope of Enterprise Architecture
Enterprise architecture is a vast and very complex thing. The scope of enterprise architecture establishes connection or extent that is why it needs to address. The enterprise architecture identifies time, planning and action while they think to design enterprise architectural system.
So typically this will take a minimum of three to five years and tally with the budget as well as inspecting for large enterprises.
While you think about Enterprise Architecture, design is the most because Enterprise Application Development is very complex, vast as well as risky. So here enterprise architecture needs to be aligned many things between information system and business concerns. In this phase EA especially guides the process of planning and designing the whole capabilities of an enterprise in a systematic order to meet the desired organizational objectives and views.
After planning and designing, EA has great role to link with various concerns of an enterprise such as Human Resource System, Information Technology System, Operations System, Administration System, Stock and Inventory System etc. those are based on proper strategy formulation and execution.
Enterprise architecture is to bring up and maintain the learning capabilities of enterprises so that it might be sustainable. Flexibly there is a great deal to improve the capabilities of the enterprise is to improve itself as well as innovate to influence each other in the process of development and its environment.
EA Model Structure
Enterprise architecture is a view model that defines the set of design and planned views or approaches used in systems analysis, design, or the construction of enterprise architecture before starting work on it. There are number of efforts, plans and ideas are to define standard approaches for describing and analyzing of system architectures. Most of the Enterprise Architecture followed their own models and structure and prepare to define their own views.
Benefits of Enterprise Architecture
Enterprise architecture provides support in the areas related to planning, designing and iterating of the organizational structures while they are imagine scenarios. In this case, UX manager and Information Architect also can support in the Enterprise Architecture as well.
Enterprise processes and standards
Helps to enforce and maintain discipline and standardization of business processes as well, that also enable action of processes, reuse, and integration.
Decision making and work prioritization
Enterprise architecture also supports about investment before going to start development and decision-making as well as prioritization of work.
Collaborate and communicate between project stakeholders
Enterprise architecture intensifies the collaboration and communication between project and stakeholders. There is a loop in the communication continuously going on between development team, and stakeholders. EA provides for efficient and smooth project scoping and execute consistent project deliverable as well.
Requirement of Enterprise Application Development
Enterprise Architecture provides the speed of requirement whatever required during the development process from starting till end and collecting the intelligence and the accuracy of requirement, through publishing of the enterprise architecture documentation as well.
System design and development
EA also contributes to amazing system designs and efficient resource allocation during the system development till testing.
Decision making and Management
Helps to enforce discipline and process of standardization in the planning activities and contribute in time for quick technology-related decision making.
Helps reduce the cost of system's implementation as well as operational costs. Minimize replication of unnecessary resources and infrastructure related to information technology across in the organization.
Complexity is very common word when we think about Enterprise Application Development because it is very vast and time consuming going on in the long way. In this case the Enterprise Architecture has main role to reduce the complexity, consolidation of data along with applications, for a better interloper ability of the systems.
Helps contributes to open and reflect by increasing of accessibility for data and regulatory compliance that is showing transparency in case of infrastructure changes as well.
EA contributes to reduce the risk in the business from system slowdown, failures and security breaches. It also helps reduce the risk of project failure and time line exceeding in the project delivery.
So overall we get from it Enterprise Architecture can be used to reduce complexity of system and increasing efficiency thereby. Organizations or companies should undertake the enhancement of significant information technology systems and search for specialized Enterprise Architects. By process of restructuring enterprise architects consistently aim at increasing the agility, effectiveness and efficiency of the system.
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