Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture: your alignment plan for strategy, business and IT

Bridge the gap between your current business needs, strategic plans and current IT landscape with our enterprise architecture approach – one step at a time.

The challenges of an evolving IT landscape

From monolithic infrastructures to ‘best-of-breed’

Since the 1980s, business IT has continuously evolved from early on-premise infrastructures to all-in-one megasuites all the way to today’s ‘best-of-breed’, decentralized SaaS solutions.

Conquering complexity

In the latter case, every aspect of the business is served by a niche solution with its own data model and restrictions. Ensuring proper communication and integration between these separate entities – for example, to create a 360° customer view – can be pretty challenging.

Redefining the role of IT

IT enables the modern enterprise to adapt to its business environment and meet (customer) expectations. Standing at the forefront of digital transformation, a solid IT landscape allows organizations to navigate internal and external changes and roll with the punches. The key? Keeping pace with the ever-increasing speed of change.

we commit
to developing a pragmatic, feasible enterprise architecture plan, supported by all stakeholders, that reflects business needs as well as strategy

Our approach

A strategic approach to and a clear vision of enterprise architecture are needed to align needs, goals and resources. While every project is unique, delaware experts adhere to a proven and tested approach that combines established best practices, cross-industry experience, and familiarity with your unique context. It includes:

  • a thorough scan of the ‘as-is’ situation and identification of pain points;
  • alignment of all stakeholders and maturity and risk assessment;
  • a global view of your enterprise IT landscape that maps your wants and needs alongside your current situation;
  • a clearly defined roadmap to move from the ‘as-is’ situation to the desired outcome.

Gain insight into your enterprise architecture needs

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To RISE or not to RISE? The best way to SAP S/4HANA

As we’re inching closer to SAP’s 2027 deadline, many companies are considering their options for moving to SAP S/4HANA. The launch of RISE with SAP in 2021 added yet another variable: a subscription bundle that expertly combines performance with ease-of-use and simplicity. But what’s the best course of action for your organization? Here’s our comparison of the RISE with SAP versus SAP S/4HANA ‘any premise’ operating models and licenses.
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Quality assurance in development: better safe than sorry

Quality assurance on SAP S/4HANA


Whether you’re building cars or code, the importance of quality assurance (QA) can’t be overstated. Not only does compromising on quality lead to customer dissatisfaction – or worse: accidents – it also causes significant delays and additional costs. Unsurprisingly, QA is gaining a lot of attention in coding and development. But what exactly are the characteristics of high-quality code, and how can developers meet these requirements?  
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Omniscience vs clarity: finding balance in data analytics

“I want to see everything,” is probably the most-often heard request in data analytics and business reporting. Powerful business tools like SAP Data Warehouse Cloud and SAP Analytics Cloud bring us closer to attaining that superpower. The question, however, is whether that should really be our goal, or if there’s a way we can balance hunger for knowledge with optimal performance and clarity.
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Introducing BLUEFIELD: pushing the limits of S/4HANA migration

As the next generation of ERP, SAP S/4HANA has the potential to transform your organization’s business strategy by enabling your people to make informed, data-driven decisions in real time. It also paves the way for new technologies like AI, machine learning, and IoT, and its lightning-fast data handling accelerates every data-related process.

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