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Enterprise Architecture provides the fundamental principle on which Ovations delivers holistic business transformation services to clients. Architecture enables alignment between business and IT strategy to ensure the investments organisations make in software solutions deliver a clear ROI and attain their defined objectives.

We help our clients reduce cost and improve operational efficiency by rationalising applications and reducing IT platform, development and maintenance expense. This enables them to improve customer service and support demand for new products, digital channels and user experiences.

Our professional team consists of architects who have experience with various industry standards, reference architectures and frameworks such as TOGAF, Zachman, BIAN, IFX, eTOM, ACORD, CMMI, COBIT and IBM’s IFW and IAA. We model in UML and ArchiMate and have experience with Rational System Architect, Sparx EA, Casewise and ARIS.

Ovations is a Silver member of The Open Group and we specialise in the Financial Services and Telecommunications industries, but also have experience in Healthcare, Retail and Logistics.

SERVICES

Architecture maturity assessments

Assessment of enterprise- and solution architecture processes and skills, with the objective to move to well defined and mature capabilities. Ovations can also assist with the establishment of enterprise architecture and governance functions.

Capability assessments and transformation roadmap

Assessment of IT environment and gap analysis against business capability models and industry reference architectures. Definition of transformation roadmap aligned to the business strategy and identified initiatives.

Business architecture and operating model

Design of target state business architecture and operating models to support each increment of the transformation roadmap, describing how the organisation will operate to deliver the strategy from a people, process and technology perspective.

Solution architecture

Design of solution architectures for product implementations and bespoke development, including the definition of architecture principles, styles, patterns, domain views and alignment with EA governance.

Vendor and product selection

Design, management and evaluation of RFx processes related to core and enabling systems, ensuring alignment to business and technology requirements and constraints.

BENEFITS

• Defines what your business does, why it does it and models how this happens, so that it is readily understood 

• Is the fundamental tool for linking business to technology via a well structured information architecture

• Ensures maximum business value is derived form IT assets that support this information architecture

• Provides a common understanding of where the business is at, where it is going, and how to get there

• Improved ability to address critical enterprise wide issues

• Flexibility to build, buy, or outsource IT solutions

• Lower software development, support, and maintenance costs