The life science organization is defined by complexity from R&D to production and marketing. Various IT systems are involved in supporting the business processes and are typically implemented on a continual basis. Over time, this constitutes a potential lack of overview and may lead to a fragmented architecture where business and IT become detached. The result is an unmanageable system landscape, exposing the business to efficiency loss, duplicated systems, and vulnerabilities in respect to changes.
Enterprise Architecture can help businesses establish the required overview, allowing a qualified prioritization of IT spending. A thorough mapping of the business processes and the sustaining dataflow is established as exposition for optimization. This approach ensures the IT-realization of the business vision and is the major achievement of NNIT’s Enterprise Architecture consultancy.
The objective is to create transparency and coherence in the architecture on the various layers and dimensions:
With the recognition of the organizational ecosystem and the proper alignment of these layers, the business obtains the full benefit of data and improves its competitive position.
NNIT has developed a unique enterprise architecture framework which is aligned to industry standards such as TOGAF®, Zachman, and FEAF. Our EA approach is pragmatic and always takes as its starting point the individual customer’s business situation. Step by step, the organizational interdependencies on both the business and IT level will be clarified, and a solid foundation for future enterprise design can be established. NNIT’s approach helps you answer questions such as:
EA is a mindset, and the EA effort is an ongoing process. Once the foundation has been established and proper governance implemented, the work continues. The obtained structure is a flexible design allowing the business to stay responsive, hence competitive, to an ever-changing market.
Our 20+ GxP experienced and TOGAFcertified architects undertake architectural activities on the Enterprise and Business levels.
NNIT has conducted EA projects at five top 20 life science companies.