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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Connected planning: breaking down the silos

“How can we link our financial plan to supply chain planning?”, “Can you help us make planning more agile?” or “How can we get access to real-time data from across the enterprise?”. These must be the most common questions our finance experts receive these days. It’s crystal clear: as a CFO,  you need more data and forecasts, as well as the ability to change course quickly. Excel no longer do, but what’re the alternatives?
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Engage your business in your data journey with a data catalogue

To become data-driven, organisations need to establish a rock-solid data culture where the value of data is recognised and takes ownership. One of the keys to supporting and enabling this dynamic in the long run is data governance: clear agreements about the way data is organised and managed throughout the organisation. Recently, data governance tools, like the business glossary & data catalogues have proven indispensable parts of a data culture. Here’s why.
 
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How a modern data platform facilitates data transparency

In recent years, ‘data transparency’ has gained a lot of attention. And it’s not hard to see why: with data playing a decisive role in our lives, we demand to know where information comes from and whether we can trust it. Organisations need to keep a clear overview of all the data they’re collecting as well: not just for compliance, but also to tap into its full potential. Here's where a modern data platform can make all the difference.
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