Enterprise Architecture

Cradle's default schemas allow you to create Enterprise Architecture projects easily..

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Enterprise Architecture
With unrivalled levels of control

Enterprise Architecture Principles are high level statements of the fundamental values that guide Business Information Management, Information Technology (IT) decision-making and activities, and are the foundation for both business and IT architectures, standards, and policy development.

Cradle's default schemas allow you to create Enterprise Architecture projects easily which utilise the power and flexibility of Cradle to enable strong end-to-end traceablity and control at all points in your project.

  • What is Enterprise Architecture?

    Enterprise architecture (EA) is "a well-defined practice for conducting enterprise analysis, design, planning, and implementation, using a comprehensive approach at all times, for the successful development and execution of strategy. Enterprise architecture applies architecture principles and practices to guide organisations through the business, information, process, and technology changes necessary to execute their strategies. These practices utilise the various aspects of an enterprise to identify, motivate, and achieve these changes.

  • How can this benefit my business?

    The benefits of EA are achieved through its direct and indirect contributions to organisational goals. It has been found that the most notable benefits of EA can be observed in the following areas
    Organisational Design | Organisational Processes and process standards | Project Portfolio Management | Project Management | Requirements Engineering | System Development | IT management and decision making | IT value | IT complexity | IT openness | IT risk management
  • How does Cradle help?

    Cradle provides the infrastructure to analyse, design and implement solutions which integrate all four elements of EA within your business strategy, aligning the needs of the Business, Information, Application and Technology architectures all in one database in one product.
  • How much does this cost?

    The way Cradle utilises licence management allows more people to use the software for fewer licences with sharing between concurrent users.

  • Can I try it for free?

    Yes, simply fill in the form above, which will automatically generate a 14 day temporary licence and a link to the Cradle download.
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The Business Architecture

How your business works, including your overall strategy to achieve objectives, vision and future states which elaborates upon the structure, its functional business units and processes and how these relate to each other.


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The Information Architecture

What your organisation needs to know to run your business processes and operations, including valid data models, data management policies/standards, databases which serve all stakeholders and models of information creation and consumption within the organisation.


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The Application Architecture

The business' application portfolio and links that information and business architectures to selected applications which best serve its users with their skills and job functions, always supporting the required activities and processes of the business. This architecture provides for information storage and retrieval.


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The IT Architecture

The hardware and software which supports the business, providing the technology platforms which link the application, business and data architectures to provide user-friendly solutions to all stakeholders across the organisation at all levels.


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