Enterprise Architecture

At Age Analytics we give businesses the tools they need to obtain a comprehensive overview of their organization, and help them design and implement agile IT systems, streamlined business processes, and optimized operating frameworks aligned with the business strategies. Executives can foresee the impact of their decisions and plan the right actions at the right time to manage business transformation.

Our enterprise architecture solutions consolidate different views of organization so IT can respond more quickly and deliver greater value to businesses. The strategy and business organization views shed light on your ability to execute. The information view is essential for understanding how workflows and dependencies should be adapted both inside and outside your organization. The IT view indicates how your information system should change to meet business needs. And the risk and control view lets you factor in your company’s risk appetite and investment capacity.

Business Architecture

Our business architecture solution describes, understand, and optimize organizational structure, business processes, and assets, enabling:

  • Align business operations with your corporate strategy
  • Track strategy implementation through capabilities
  • Effectively govern organizational transformation

Business architects are responsible for making sure that all of a company’s stakeholders have a shared understanding of its strategy. In transformation programs, resource allocation and risk mitigation must be aligned with that strategy at the execution stage. Business agility and overall performance can be improved only with such a compass in hand.

Business architecture gives managers a clear vision of their organization, their existing and future resources, and how those resources will be engaged in change programs to meet their company’s strategic vision.

Our business architecture solution helps business architects formalize their organization’s strategy, align strategic goals, evaluate assets (like business processes, organizational structure, and applications), and measure business benefits. The solution delivers insight into the potential effects of risks, regulations, standards, and competition on their strategy. Business stakeholders can use those results to drive organizational transformation.

A collaborative workspace, automated workflows, and a shared repository help stakeholders share and circulate decision-ready information, orchestrate initiatives, and ensure full traceability of their activities.

Our business architecture solution supports business architects throughout the enterprise transformation process, and can be configured to fit the structure, method, and constraints of your organization.

Information Architecture

Our information architecture solution helps architect enterprise information and assesses and monitors its consistency and enabling:

  • Understand and communicate your enterprise information model
  • Ensure data consistency and quality throughout your organization’s process execution
  • Make better informed decisions backed by timely, accurate, and relevant information

Information is critical to any IT system and, more broadly, of any organization. Implementing a robust information architecture that ensures data quality, reliability, and proper use – and instills best practices across organization – is key to succeeding in your IT projects and enabling overall business execution.

Our information architecture solution gives the timely, in-depth information that your information and business architects need to manage knowledge and data as an enterprise asset. It allows stakeholders to make collaborative, well-informed decisions about information usage across various functions of your organization.

Our solution helps architect business information and get a single, consistent view of enterprise information model. Business-critical information is linked to concepts or other enterprise views – such as business processes and information flows – and a layered approach is used for business ontologies.

Our solution also helps you minimize deviations at an execution level through standard reports that help you measure and analyze deviations between your data dictionary and actual information use.

A collaborative workspace, workflows, and a shared repository make it easy for information architects and stakeholders to share information and knowledge and leverage existing documentation – while ensuring continuity between information and data use.

IT Architecture

Our IT architecture solution lets you describe, structure, and optimize your information system architecture, enabling your organization to:

  • Obtain a comprehensive understanding of your IT assets
  • Set up effective IT governance principles
  • Develop a target IT architecture and plan the necessary transformation

IT departments and enterprise architects are responsible for obtaining a clear view of their IT architecture and setting up IT governance rules, while providing the agility to respond to changing IT and business needs.

Our IT architecture solution was developed to support IT architects and enterprise architects throughout the IT asset rationalization and optimization process.

Based on proven modelling techniques and standards like TOGAF, our solution gives you a toolset for mapping your entire IT system – including applications, data, information, infrastructure, and technology – and their interdependencies. Your IT architects can also use it to develop reference architecture for your organization to set up an IT governance system.

A collaborative workspace, workflows, and a shared repository make it easy for IT architects and stakeholders to share information and knowledge, leverage existing standards and documentation, and ensure full data traceability.

Our IT architecture solution covers all steps of the information system rationalization and optimization process, and can be configured to suit the particular structure of your organization.

IT Portfolio Management

Our IT portfolio management solution helps to identify which IT assets are used in your organization, and understand the business outcomes and impact of each asset in order to:

  • Simplify and lower the cost of IT system
  • Better manage risks and ensure information system compliance
  • Tailor application and technology portfolio to your business challenges

Today’s IT departments must tackle challenges on several fronts: rapidly deploy new applications and effectively support changing business needs; control the maintenance and service costs of all IT components; rationalize their companies’ application and technology portfolios; and ensure the portfolios’ compliance with the latest regulations and standards.

Our IT portfolio management solution was developed to support IT professionals throughout the application and technology portfolio optimization and transformation process, with a personalized interface for each user profile.

Our solution starts by performing a thorough analysis of the various applications and technologies in use by your business units. It gives your IT department effective tools to continuously improve your application and technology portfolio and make the right upgrade decisions in terms of cost, speed, performance, and risks.

Workflows, a shared repository, and a collaborative workspace help stakeholders share information and knowledge, ensure full data traceability, and leverage existing standards, methods, and documentation.

Our EA Capabilities

In order to come to a practical and well defined concrete approach and associated project-deliverables Age Analytics has identified the following layers including an end-to-end project delivery methodology.

Enterprise Architecture

Security Architecture is an aspect of architecture that requires attention on all architectural layers. Too often it is managed on an ad-hoc basis. The result is a dispersed and very complex to manage security approach. The security challenges that come with the current and future generation of applications force us to think upfront and come up with an integrated security approach. Aspects like Identity and access management, secure code, data security, … should have his specific attention. At AE we have the expertise to handle security as an integral part of your Enterprise Architecture.

Information Architecture aka Data Architecture at the Business Architecture Layer starts with Glossaries and Business Information Models. In the architectural levels below one has to deal with logical and physical data models, data warehouse modelling and eventually database administration. Too often data today is seen as a commodity and not as a strategic asset that needs the highest attention and care. At AE we recognize the importance of good information and data design and management.