Enterprise Architecture Management

An instrument
for a continuous business and IT alignment

As an cross-organizational management discipline aiming at continuously align business and IT, Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) undertakes two general tasks: description and definition of the current and future Enterprise Architecture (EA) as well as its subsequent transformation. Thereby, an EA comprises elements, properties, and relationships found in the business but also the IT departments of an organisation.

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Enterprise Achitecture Management

Among others, EAM serves at accomplishing the following goals:

  • Reducing costs through standardization of IT
  • Managing complexity through (tool-supported) creation of transparency of the current and future business and IT-landscape
  • Increasing corporate security by means of a holistic view on the enterprise
  • Allowing informed strategic decisions thanks to a high-class data foundation
  • Enabling alignment of business and IT based on a common language
  • Increasing IT efficiency and agility by establishing IT-governance structure

As an experienced and tool-independent EAM consultancy, Syracom supports you in addressing these and further goals. The success of our approach and results rests on our in-depth knowledge about EAM, strategic planning, and IT-governance. Our turn-key solution building blocks in combination with our practice-proven industry-independent EAM framework SEAM enable us to seek for the best way how EAM can benefit your organization

Your benefits

Our consultants possess substantial project experience and skills paired with outstanding EAM know-how. For our work, we make use of (domain-specific) reference approaches like TOGAF® or ArchiMate in addition to our lightweight and goal-oriented framework SEAM. In doing so, we are able to deliver customer-specific solutions tailored to your goals, in time and on budget.

TOGAF®  is a registered trademark of The Open Group in USA and other countries

  • Strategic planning processes
  • IT governance
  • SEAM Framework

Individual challenges - timely Solutions Strategy is considered the central component ensuring the future existence of the company. The strategic planning considers how to operationalise the strategy best in the next step and turn it into a regulated "plan".more on thisless

Many companies wonder:

  • How can the various departmental strategies be coordinated with each other?
  • What role does IT play as "multiple" contractor?
  • What influence should IT have on the overall strategy?
  • What would a project portfolio look like that provides ideal strategy support and considers operative and legal requirements?

We help you find the right solution for your company and implement it in a timely manner. We offer you two pre-configured solution components for this:

  • Planning assessment
  • Introduction planning processes

Your benefits

Based on our reference process models and introduction methods covering all branches, we can optimise the efficiency of your planning. This helps you achieve fast and useful results to improve the operationalisation of your strategy and its implementation in IT.

Identify and optimize IT weaknesses - quick and transparent IT governance describes the organisation, guidance, and control of IT and the connected company processes by the company management. It serves to align the IT processes consistently to the company strategy.more on thisless

The core questions that must be answered are:

  • Is your IT optimally adapted to the requirements of your business operations?
  • Can it keep up with the speed of your business changes?
  • How does your IT react when strategic business objectives change?

Is IT viewed as a pure support function or does it provide a measurable added value for the operationalisation of your strategy?
We help you to align your IT to the company strategy from planning to operation and to maintain this alignment permanently.
Syracom offers the following pre-configured solution components for the topic of IT governance:

  • IT governance assessment
  • Introduction IT governance

Our solution components are based on established reference models and standardised procedures.

Your benefits

Using our practically proven procedures we can identify weaknesses in your IT as quickly as possible and develop optimisation proposals. Your benefit: Transparency concerning the needed changes and a permanent assessment of the alignment.

Profound knowledge in EAM More than a dozen EA(M) frameworks claim to effectively and efficiently support an organization in solving different architectural questions. However, when using these (partly very bulky and text-heavy) approaches much time and effort is needed to come to grips with the framework rather than concentrating on the definition of the problem and its solution.more on thisless

The EAM-Framework of Syracom is based on many years of experience in context of EAM. We conciously have integrated parts of other frameworks which are sucessfully tried and tested during project work. Examples are techniques suchz as the Architecture Development Method TOGAF® and ArchiMate®-Notation.

Main features of SEAM:

  • Tangible support in defining clear, consistent, and unambiguous goals for EAM as well as in addressing them straight-forward
  • Minimal, consistent, and easy-to-grasp framework structure  that can be extended through organization specific content
  • Clear distinction between either optimizing the EA or the management thereof through EAM

Since 2003, SEAM has been successfully applied in industry. In the course of many projects, the light-weight, tool-independent, and industry-neutral framework has supported Syracom in achieving the previously defined EAM goals of our customers. Alternative approaches like TOGAF® can be easily and intuitively integrated. Moreover, SEAM offers means to interface with other disciplines like strategy planning or project portfolio management. The framework is regularly enhanced with additional content, gained during finished projects but also from findings made in research and practice.

Your benefits

Based on our lightweight and goal-oriented framework SEAM, we are able to tackle your goals for EAM right away. Especially the logical and well-designed structure in combination with the practice-proven content sets this framework apart from alternative approaches while immediately easing the work of enterprise architects.

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Oliver Adler

Managing Director EAM

Phone: +49 6122 9176 0