Imagine you wish to provide better service to your clients, and you wonder which adaptations you will be required to make to your products, processes and information management and systems. Or you plan to offer your services in collaboration with a new business partner. What kind of things do you need to arrange to ensure a smooth collaboration? Whichever major change you are facing, you will almost definitely have a need for solid insight into and a clear overview of the interrelationship of products, processes and information management and systems.

To which extent has your organisation been effectively structured so that it can operate successfully in its environment – not just today, but in the longer term as well? Developments within your environment and your own organisation are driven by new insights into a wide range of areas. New production methods, the implementation of new IT solutions, changes in legislation and regulations and developments in HRM and society all play important roles in decisions on how to structure an organisation in such a way that it is, and remains, successful. When it comes to obtaining insight into the correlation between these developments, business architecture can be an indispensable instrument.

Business architecture describes the aggregate of interrelated structural decisions made by an organisation for the purpose of achieving its business objectives as well as the process for arriving at these decisions. These decisions may relate to the organisation’s approach of its customers, the composition of its portfolio of products and services, the structuring of its business processes and the distribution of processes among the various organisational roles. Business architecture provides insight into what needs to be changed in an organisation’s operational management to achieve the business objectives, supports the relevant decision-making process and records the results. The latter is done in a structured manner, which allows the organisation to direct developments and offers it a firm footing when realising the required operational management and structuring information systems tailored to this operational management.
DYA|Business is a best-of-breed approach for business architecture, which primarily positions existing approaches and best practices.