Business Oriented Architecture: The new focus of companies

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Companies have been recognizing the requirement of enterprise architects with increased emphasis on Business Oriented Architecture. SIM Philadelphia has recently held a seminar with focus on BOA (Business Oriented Architecture) and its implementation.

The seminar has ignited the interest of companies as this EA-driven approach has been said to offer them several benefits.

BOA is the combination of several aspects such as service-oriented architecture (SOA) and BPM (Business process Management) along with interoperable applications and high-performance network computing.

In effect BOA will connect and leverage enterprise assets and as such, can be seen as a combination of services that will allow a company or organization to carry out their business, utilizing well-defined processes.

Current status of BOA

The current form of BOA allows companies to manage, integrate and automate application, components, functions and critical processes in order to reach the business goals.

The basic function of BOA is to manage the various aspects of the company so as to make its functioning smoother.

The principles and methodologies adopted by the architecture have been designed to help companies gain better speed to market, lower cost of ownership and higher business agility. Its emphasis on the creation of a business model which is stable and utilizes reliable components, data assets, business processes, intellectual property, analytics and reports.

Information technology is an important part of BOA, but it transcends beyond IT to new ways of thinking that helps in the progress of the company.

The Business Oriented Architecture existing currently serves as a value-add and integrates customer-centric process and business services. Consumers and customers become the central focus of business.

Interoperability framework in BOA

A uniform platform utilizing various technology disciplines is created by BOA with the aid of interoperability framework.

This framework is formed by a user environment which can address business problems very quickly. This consists of analytical functionality, BPM, availability, data integration, security, predictable performance, resiliency and transformation layers.

Pneuron has succeeded in implementing BOA that has interoperable components which can be linked as ‘instruction chains’. This can churn out high performing, globally deployable, and yet, very simple solutions as compared to traditional data integration approaches and systems.

Business Oriented Architecture is crucial in allowing companies to integrate more components in their strategies as well as realigning their priorities.

It helps manage and integrate critical business processes through thorough analysis of strategies, solution models and objectives.  Ideally, it can replace every facet of strategy implemented by a company.

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