Solution Architecture is one of the most misused terms in software implementations today. Often, the task of designing IT solutions for a complex business function is tagged as Solutions Architecture. This is flawed because the best solution for a business function need not align with the best interest of the overall business. For example, the solution to configure for manufacturing may not be the ideal solution to configure to support Order Fulfillment and improve sales.
- Architect optimal solutions that works well across business functions and aligns with overall business goals.
- Understand enterprise business functions end-to-end and architect solutions that are efficient for the enterprise and not necessarily for any single business function.
- Streamline business processes in accordance with best practices embedded in software applications.
- Maximize optimal use of standard capabilities embedded in the application and critically asses if any customizations are justified.
- Streamlined business processes and systems aimed at accomplishing organizational goals.
- Simplified best-in-class business processes leveraging out-of-the-box standard functionality of packaged software that are easy to maintain and adhere.