Customers need to engage in a methodical approach to planning and guiding a project from start to finish that includes:
An enterprise architecture is driven by business objectives, business methodologies, functional business user requirements, and operational and infrastructure requirements.
Business objectives cover the strategy and vision of the company for the enterprise or department.
Business methodologies address established processes and controls, and the need for new ones.
Business user requirements vary widely between organizations and form the basis for a business solution to satisfy requirements. Requirements can span across several spectrums, including enterprise integration and business intelligence. For instance, business users may need access to enterprise data from operational and informational data stores. However, operational data stores may have to be created dynamically, requiring an Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) process, such as DataMigrator. Additionally, business users may need data access to Decision Support Systems (DSS), such as WebFOCUS InfoAssist, and Executive Information Systems (EIS), such as Performance Management Framework (PMF).