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ALFABET EA Design and Management

Increase return on IT Investment and decrease IT complixity

Accelerate your IT transformation with Alfabet

Digital transformation is pushing IT to do more. You’re tasked with mastering new tech, collaborating with the business on digital strategies, and recommending strategic investments for the future. How can you do more with confidence? Go with the leader in enterprise architecture management, IT portfolio management and IT planning tools—Alfabet.

We offer unique EA practice by assesing the fitness of application portflio against Business and technical requirements, utilising best practices such as TIME by Gartner.

Industry-analyst-recognized Alfabet helps you invest in IT wisely by managing your current IT portfolio and collaboratively planning for the future.

ALFABET and Enterprise Architecture

Palmira helps you build your Enterprise Architecture including Business Layer (Strategy ManagementBusiness Processes, Performance Management, Service Management), Application Layer, Infrastructure layer (manage your IT portfolio), and Data Layer. On top of your EA, we provide a comprehensive Governance model to manage your internal audit management and Risk Management.

“Enterprise architecture (EA) is a discipline for proactively and holistically leading enterprise responses to disruptive forces by identifying and analysing the execution of change toward desired business vision and outcomes. EA delivers value by presenting business and IT leaders with signature-ready recommendations for adjusting policies and projects to achieve target business outcomes that capitalise on relevant business disruptions. EA is used to steer decision making toward the evolution of the future state architecture”

Gartner “Enterprise Architecture (EA)” in IT Glossary at gartner.com.

Palmira enables organisations to manage their enterprise architecture containing four layers, called the business perspective, the application perspective, the information perspective, and the technology perspective:

  • The business perspective defines the processes and standards by which the business operates on a day-to-day basis.
  • The application perspective defines the interactions among the processes and standards used by the organisation.
  • The information perspective defines and classifies the raw data (such as document files, databases, images, presentations, and spreadsheets) that the organisation requires in order to efficiently operate.
  • The technology perspective defines the hardware, operating systems, programming, and networking solutions used by the organisation.

EA Benefits:

EA has proven benefits and advantages to organisations that include improved decision making, improved adaptability to changing demands or market conditions, elimination of inefficient and redundant processes, optimization of the use of organisational assets, and minimization of employee turnover.

Improve Agility, Increase Productivity, Enhance Transparency, Enforce Culture, Remove Gaps, and Reduce Cost.

In today’s digital and interconnected world, business as usual is not enough anymore!

Organisations should be agile and responsive to the new market requirements, regulation changes, and market trends. Palmira helps you be more agile, responsive, and reduce cost through smart, yet innovative solutions and implementation expertise. Our successful platforms and implementation expertise empowers you with a clear vision for your strategic objectives, keeping your KPIs more aligned towards success and excellence. Our solutions help you grow faster, more agile, and responsive in this ever-changing digital world. It also encourages planning, innovation, and creativity.

Application portfolio management:

The Application Portfolio Management Solution allows admin users to unify on-premises and SaaS applications to eliminate redundant systems and improve organisation and efficiency. Providing a console for mapping an organisation’s application landscape. Helping users standardise technologies, rationalise use cases, and align service level agreements. Understanding the application lifecycle and the impact on other artefacts.

Integrating data from applications in use to help IT managers identify an application’s value, reduce technology overlap, and mitigate risks. The solution presents the landscape in a workflow or mapping model, which allows users to group technologies by use or department and visualise their entire company’s software and service stack

Palmira delivered successful projects throughout the EMEA  region including KSA, UAE, Jordan, and Europe.

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Service portfolio management

Service Portfolio Management

Maximise your business by ensuring that your services are in line with your organisation objectives. Keep track of all your IT investments and ensure the desired business outcomes.

  • As you work to create and enhance business services that allow your organisation to be more viable, a service portfolio management solution can help. By enabling you to recognize the where, when, how and why make changes to your organisation’s services, a service portfolio management tool can help you make better decisions about IT investments and guide IT Transformation to support your organisation as you move forward.

    Palmira together with Software AG provides a leading solution for service portfolio management in the Alfabet IT Planning and Portfolio Management Platform. Available as an on-premises or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, Alfabet’s service portfolio management capabilities enable you to increase your return on IT investments and reduce risks as you make changes to your IT and service portfolio.

  • ARIS For Service Management

WHY EMPLOY SERVICE PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT?

Employing service portfolio management may involve a radical re-do for all business units involved, but its benefits – and the benefits of a transparent service catalog – are measurable:

  • Customers understand exactly what you, as a service provider, will deliver
  • There’s cradle-to-grave transparency into value, costs, and risks
  • Services in the pipeline can be monitored as well as operational services
  • It helps to justify proposed services and major changes to existing services

Ultimately, tracking the value, cost, and risk of every service your service organisation provides also helps to position it as indispensable to your customers, because you know – quickly – how valuable a service is.

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Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture (EA)

TRANSCEND TOWARDS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION – AGILE & FAST!

Launch your business to the next level by mapping all the interdependencies between assets, and drawing a clear path towards a successful future. Together with our clients, we design a smart IT portfolio and roadmap for a better digital future for your organisation.

  • TRANSCEND TOWARDS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION – AGILE & FAST!

    Enterprise Architecture (EA) is the process of translating your business strategy into enterprise change by identifying, communicating, planning for and enabling your organisation’s evolution to the desired future state.

    Our EA professional services empower organisations to:

    • Reduce IT Complexity
    • Increase return on IT investment
    • Clear IT Portfolio planning
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Properly executed, EA bridges the gap between business and IT and enables leaders to make better-informed decisions. With a strong EA function, organisations clearly identify assets, understand the interdependencies, and map them to a business architecture to realise better resource optimization through business process improvements or other initiatives that rapidly fill the gaps to achieve an organisation’s objectives.

The role of the EA in the project is to ensure cooperation between the business process owners and the project organisation. It needs to be reviewed in different phases of the project as defined in the Project Model. The projects shape and give input to Enterprise Architecture ensuring that it supports the on-going business changes.  The aim is to keep EA holistic and on the driver’s seat of what comes to the development of business concepts, processes and solutions.

Therefore, a good practice is to proactively give input to concepts and projects before too many decisions are made. In addition, it is essential to systematically maintain and communicate the target state with visual views  to all relevant stakeholders.

Palmira helps you explore the benefits and use of Enterprise Architecture and offer practical guidance on the steps required to begin implementing a plan for your organisation’s evolution.

We apply the latest framework designed for better Enterprise Architecture implementation like TOGAF and implement its relation with other known frameworks such as COBIT, ITIL and PMBOK to deliver to you an integration between these frameworks; and where they start and end

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Palmira provides full-fledged Portfolios Governance, including but not limited to Application Portfolio Governance, Information Portfolio Governance, Technology Portfolio Governance, Service Portfolio Governance, that would lead to a better Architecture Evaluation & Roadmapping.

We adopt Gartner’s application fitness review processes to assess the overall quality and fitness of the applications and products to move the health of the portfolio forward and providing input for a decision process, roadmap development or strategy development to effect meaningful change in the application portfolio.
The overall process of the Application Portfolio Business and Technical Fitness Assessment is described in the following figure 

Enterprise Architecture EA Gartner

The main steps are:
1. PREPARE: Define the purpose and scope of the assessment. Assemble a joint business and IT team.
2. ASSESS BUSINESS FITNESS and quality of applications and products: Collect and assess information for application and products, and
determine the rating for business fitness, quality, and cost profile indicators.
3. ASSESS TECHNICAL FITNESS and Risk of Technical Stacks and Platforms: Collect and assess information for technical stacks and platforms and
determine the rating for technical fitness and risk indicators.
4. ANALYZE: Combine and analyze business and technical fitness to identify and prioritize opportunities for improvement. Use the results to explain in simple terms the risks and opportunities in the current portfolio during discussions about the application strategy, roadmap, and prioritization.
5. DECIDE AND IMPROVE: These steps are not part of the assessment process, but important for next steps to point out.

ASSESS APPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS, TECHNICAL AND COST FITNESS

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