Information Driven Enterprise Architecture - Part 2

Author: Evert Deweer

"In contrast to the big tools that require a large team of architects to invest half a year before you see any results, a small team could start in a few days with LeanIX. It‘s super intuitive, super easy to push in data and to slice and dice it"

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Evert Deweer is the Lead Strategist of the LoQutus Enterprise Architecture team, with more than 18 years experience in business as well as technological domains in large-scale complex IT environments. Nowadays he guides multinationals as well as governmental organizations through digitalization challenges.

INTRODUCTION

Imagine - what if the Digital Age wiped out your company? In our previous Enterprise Architecture Management blogpost we highlighted the need of a lean, collaborative EAM approach in order to drive the digital transformation of your organization.

In this blogpost we want to present you our EAM tool LeanIX. LeanIX is software-as-a-service (SaaS) for Enterprise Architecture (EA) that will enable your organization to build great products by modernizing your IT architectures. LoQutus established a successful partnership and methodology together with LeanIX and can help your organization to implement “collaborative” EAM best practices, and to become a real world facilitator enabling Digital Transformation.

KEY CUSTOMER CHALLENGES: COMPLEXITY, COMPLIANCE, AND GROWTH


Challenges


By using an out-of-the-box EAM data model we’re quickly able to:

  • Identify huge rationalization potential in IT, with significant bottom line impact
  • Define global standard applications
  • Implement a consistent, high-quality global IT application inventory

Instead of an ivory tower approach providing complex models, we make EAM accessible for everyone in the organization, resulting in the transparency and collaboration needed to achieve digital excellence.


Challenges


In our Information Driven Enterprise Architecture Management approach, we focus in a first iteration on the Data Objects used in your business capabilities and processes.

A Data Object reflects information about important business items. This could be data of different kinds, such as: account, employee or organization. A Data Object Fact Sheet can be linked to Applications and Interfaces and stores additional information about data sensitivity. A good use of the Data Object is when you want to manage data sensitivity or manage consistency of business information.


Challenges


DELIVERABLES

By using our EAM data model you’ll be able to visualize data dependencies and data flows in a matter of seconds.


Challenges


Challenges


JOIN US ON 25/10 FOR A REAL-LIFE USE CASE

LoQutus organizes an inspiring event on Thursday 25th of October starting at 17:30 where our unique information driven approach will be presented. During this event we’ll present you a real-world use case of a department of the Flemish Government where our LoQutus approach has been successfully used to drive their digital transformation program.


LoQutus is a LeanIX partner, providing innovative EA modelling services.

LeanIX Partner

For more information, please contact our EA team:
Evert.deweer@loqutus.com or Pedro.meuleman@loqutus.com

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Written by Evert Deweer, Lead Strategist Enterprise Architecture at LoQutus.
Edited by Dries Lamont, Marketing Manager at LoQutus.