Enterprise architecture management
            

                Use the right tool to make IT fast and agile—
a transformation enabler
            

                Change enterprise architecture fast with Alfabet
            

See how fast your digital transformation can be with a lean, modern and pliable enterprise architecture and laser-focused investments. Alfabet shows you what IT assets you have today, how they interrelate, how to streamline the IT portfolio, and where you should invest to align with the digital business vision.

                Validate change initiatives
            

See your IT portfolio from different perspectives to detect conflicts and leverage synergies. Analyze a change initiative early to scope effort and verify plausibility.

                Coordinate your changes
            

Catalog the enterprise architecture and its interdependencies to reduce risk and plan change. Identify dependencies to keep business running smoothly.

                Inform change decisions
            

Get a single view into strategy and operations by integrating source information and real-time performance data from any third-party product. 

                Streamline IT for digital success
            

Make an immediate impact with enterprise architecture management. You can streamline IT by defining technology standards, rationalizing technology assets and identifying technology innovations. Get digital products and services to the business faster than ever before with Alfabet enterprise architecture management.

                    Make sound decisions on IT transformation
                

Assure you have a fluid flow of accurate, current and complete data on your IT landscape. Align the technology architecture with business objectives and processes and understand the ripple effects of change decisions. Ensure critical business processes remain intact and running on top of your IT transformation activities.

                    Visualize business-driven IT change 
                

Articulate how IT can drive business strategy and actively support business success. Use more than 1,000 reports delivered out of the box or design your own as lifecycle graphs, geo-maps, business charts and more showing relationships, ranking and KPIs. Carefully calibrate enterprise architecture change across the organization using sophisticated roadmapping techniques.

                    Innovate using the latest technologies 
                

Optimize the technology portfolio and ensure it is leveraged for best business results and in step with new technologies. Establish a systematic process for collecting innovative business ideas. Assess their support for business strategy, and vet them against the technology architecture to understand the effort involved in pursuing them.

                    Find funding for new projects
                

Streamline IT for digital success by identifying technologies that are unused or redundant. Uncover inefficiencies in IT support, spot inappropriate SLA levels and find candidates for outsourcing. Use enterprise architecture insights to reduce costs for licenses, operations, support and application integration, freeing up financial resources for innovation.

                    Improve IT governance
                

Define and enforce standard enterprise architecture processes and components for projects. Ensure IT standards are being used in projects and keep technology proliferation under control. Categorize technologies as to their relevance for supporting business strategy and evaluate them as to their value to the company.

                Enterprise Architecture Use Cases
            

A defined enterprise architecture solution is a fine and good foundation for IT planning and management, but the real proof of an EA practice is how EA well it uses the insights it presides over to support business initiatives, realize business benefits, and drive business innovation. And an enterprise architecture solution combined with IT portfolio management and strategic planning capabilities – as with Alfabet’s unique offering - makes for a powerhouse of things you can do to make digital business transformation faster, predictable, sustainable, and cost-efficient.

Only a broad range of tool capabilities can turn your enterprise architecture solution into a core facilitator for IT in:

  • Insights and optimization
  • Strategy and planning
  • Delivery and execution
  • Control and governance

Enterprise architecture is the foundation for your initiatives on:

                IT portfolio rationalization
            

Streamline the IT landscape for lower costs, reduced risk and greater agility. Sample use cases:

  • Technology governance and standardization
  • Application consolidation planning
  • Project portfolio optimization

                Portfolio transformation
            

Shape the IT portfolio character and behavior for optimal effectiveness and to embrace new technologies. Sample use cases:

  • Cloud transformation
  • Digital transformation
  • IT cost reduction

                Strategy alignment
            

Sync business and IT strategies to advance quickly on business initiatives. Sample use cases:

  • Strategy operationalization and value contribution analysis
  • Business capability management
  • Business demand management

                IT planning
            

Choose the best path forward for achieving goals with optimal use of resources. Sample use cases:

  • Operating model planning
  • Application landscape planning
  • M&A implementation planning

                Agile innovation
            

Drive the company’s digital business transformation. Sample use cases:

  • Bimodal strategy
  • Scaling agile to enterprise scale
  • Technology innovation

                Project execution
            

Deliver on strategy with holistic planning and sensible investment. Sample use cases:

  • Solution architecture governance
  • Investment program road mapping
  • Project portfolio monitoring

                Risk management
            

Be in control of the inherent risks of transformation. Sample use cases:

  • Recovery and resolution
  • Application risk assessment and mitigation planning
  • GDPR

                IT governance
            

Establish policies, rules, processes and monitoring to keep a steady keel while sailing forward. Sample use cases:

  • Contract and vendor management
  • Investment approval
  • Benefits realization

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