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1/29/2014 at 6:14:41 PM GMT
Article on EA and ROI

I would like to see the issue of EA and return on investment addressed in a future article in JEA. This is a huge stumbling block when we are unable to justify to a CFO or VP Finance on the merits of implementing EA within an organization and all of the quantifiable benefits that make it a worthwhile investment.



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1/30/2014 at 10:36:54 PM GMT
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I would suggest a slightly wider perspective - a special issue on Enterprise Architecture and Finance - modelling and measuring Return-on-Investment on a whole range of corporate activities, including EA, would be a small topic within that.


It has always struck me as rather odd that a discipline which declares itself to be in the business of producing authoritative models of the business woefully neglects the production of financial models. Is not the financial structure of the enterprise a part of the "business architecture"? Are not funds flows an important dynamical aspect of the enterprise? Are not the structures and dynamics of budgets and capital allocations an important determinant on enterprise change? And programmes and projects?


Enterprise Architecture that fails to model the financial aspects of the enterprise cannot be real Enterprise Architecture.


A subtopic of EA and Finance would be the use of Real Options techniques for planning enterprise evolution.


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