Understand Your Organisational DNA

Through Enterprise Architecture (EA) and its associated disciplines, leading organisations learn to really understand the structure of their complex business enterprises. Providing the knowledge and agility to optimally plan and architect every business change and react to market opportunity and challenge.

The Practice of Strategy & Architecture

Skilled architecture ‘practices’ (or teams), expertly align corporate vision, business strategy and cohesive tactical programmes and objectives. Delving deeper to model competitive markets, products, build value chains, define business capabilities and organisational structures, model and engineer business processes, understand data and information flows and architect software systems and technology infrastructures. Introducing governance, integration and security processes to safely manage the business landscape. Defining superior business operating models and creating the roadmaps & transformational blueprints to achieve the desired organisational state.

Good, Bad & Ugly Enterprise Architecture

Companies invest lots of money in 'architects'. Good ones prosper whilst weak ones simply destroy the reputation of a critical business activity. Knowing how to create a high value architecture practice of complementary skills and individuals is our core capability.

High Performing Strategy & Architecture Practices drive competitive advantage. Working across business and IT boundaries and identifying high value business changes unhindered by narrow views, company politics and corporate inertia.
Badly performing practices remain entrenched in technology, endless process modelling and technical design. Consuming costs for low value outputs until eventually self-combusting through lack of support or business adoption.
Ugly architecture practices never achieve either outcome, assuming ivory tower status and continuing to burn cost, time and energy.

The Roles & Disciplines of Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture, performed by enterprise architects, takes an overarching view of all the architecture activities. Usually under the leadership of a Chief Architect or CTO. They are supported by Business Architects, Data & Information Architects, Applications Architects, Technology Architects and supporting Solutions Architects.. In mature organisations, Business Analysts support the architecture function.

Business Architecture

Our Business Architecture & Analysis teams leverage component-based frameworks & methodologies to help organisations transform their business operating models. Defining strategy, architecting corporate structure, value propositions, business capabilities & processes and establishing transformation blueprints. Learn about our Business & Enterprise Architecture Practice

Systems & Applications

Our applications architects architect the systems run businesses. From planning large scale migrations and ERP transformations to building integration strategies, operational risk profiles, healthchecks and lifecycle roadmaps. Understanding the complex software dependencies and implementing low risk, high value optimisations. Find out More!

Information Architecture

Data and Information Architects architect the information flows across your enterprise. From Master Data Management (MDM) to Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), we learn how you collect, process, re-distribute and attribute value to your business information. Ensuring you obtain real value whilst adhering to compliance, audit and regulatory demands. Find out More!

Technology & Solutions Architecture Family

Resourcing Team Solutions

Our Technology and Solutions Architects help construct component solutions for specialist technology areas within the enterprise. Often, with deep technical expertise and experience in niche areas such as payments, insurance, mobile computing or specialist applications domains such as SAP, financial trading systems or retail. These expert individuals work direct for our clients or support our broader focused enterprise architects by providing subject matter expertise in critical project areas. Ensuring the broader business strategy and objectives are achieved without undue risk or cost.

Contact The S&A Group to discuss your specialist techncial and solutions architecture needs.