In this glossary, you will find a set of terms we have defined and reused extensively in our white papers. We have tried to use as few terms as possible. When several terms relate to the same concept, we define only one term and add the others as synonyms.
An Enterprise is an agent which delivers Product to its Customer. The Product (Good or Service) can be economic or not (for example, cultural value).
A Group of Companies may represent a real Economic Entity with a unique decision center, without being described as one big Legal Entity. The Group teams represent an Enterprise, and each Company represents an Enterprise.
It generally is represented by Maps. which offer a Global View to better understand EA: Process Maps, Entity Maps, Function Maps, Solution Maps, Application Maps and Block Maps are the most commonly used. The most important is the Entity Map. CEISAR represents the Enterprise Architecture-Description according to a cube of 3 dimensions (see below):
- Synergy: isolates Specific Elements from Shared Resources and Reused Models. Enterprise Architecture-Discipline represents the set of Transformation Processes to Build the Enterprise Model-Architecture.
An Entity is a representation of a real world object ex: Mr Dupond, Contract of Mr Dupond, Account of Mr Dupond…
Their requirements evolve by the time. They often are Solutions to differentiate from Competitors.
Most of the concepts developped on this website are further developped in our white papers. You can download any white paper freely. Please do not re-use without explicit permission.