Enterprise modelling is a form of business management that allows you to understand your company on all levels. For large businesses, being able to get to grips with everything that’s happening in all departments is a huge task that is probably impossible for you to undertake alone. This is when an enterprise model would come in to assist you.
What it is
Enterprise modelling solutions help teams with analysis and visualisation, documenting important information and making the most of the business processes in the company. They can help individual teams to create a true picture of the processes and operations of their particular departments, forming part of a bigger picture for the heads of the company. As the director or one of the heads of the company, you can gain a detailed understanding of the company and become familiar with all the processes and daily workings of the business.
How can it help?
If you are running a company, particularly a large enterprise, time will be expensive for you. While it would be nice to be able to get hands-on with all levels in the company, this is near-impossible. Trying to fit this sort of interaction into your day will be difficult and that’s where enterprise modelling comes in. Usually carried out by an external company, a report will be generated for you that explains how the processes work within the business and may detail how effective they are within each department. You may be able to get recommendations that tell you how you can improve on failing or under-performing departments. This could be anything from a reorganisation of staff to closing down the department altogether.
What you can gain
Having an enterprise model in place can give you a variety of different gains. For a start, it allows you to get a better understanding of your company. Although you may get regular feedback from line managers, they might gloss over any issues or problems. However, if you have people coming into the company who are external to it, you know that you are more likely to get an honest, detailed overview of everything that is going on. It also means you can have a report drawn up that you are able to look over in your spare time.
You can use this new information to make careful decisions about the future of the business. This could potentially save you a lot of money or it could boost the profile of the business. For example, the model may produce signs that company’s marketing efforts are not reaching the right people. Once you are aware of this, you can make the necessary changes and enhance the reach of your brand. This will ensure more people hear about your business, potentially giving it a higher profile and encouraging more customers to come to you. On top of that, potential business partners may be tempted by the fact that you have an enterprise model in place. It may show that you are taking responsibility and certain steps to ensure the business works as well as it can. This attitude may make your company a tempting prospect to investors.
Related information : Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Analysis from Casewise.