S2.2: Data exchange between two companies (B2B)

Use the following PlanIT and SAM Advisors to develop the iT plan for the new service:


  • Enterprise Modeller to build model of your company. Only define the site(s) and the business functions (BFs) that will participate in B2B exchange (directly or indirectly). If a new service for B2B needs to be defined that does not exist in the industry pattern, please add it. Make sure to include internal BFs that will need to interface with the B2B applications (e.g., an internal order processing system that needs access to an external inventory manager).  
  • Application Advisor to determine an application plan for the company with focus on new B2B services that shows what will be automated, what automation strategy will be used (buy, rent, outsource, develop, extend) and what application packages will be used.
  • Platform Advisor to determine the computing hardware and software plan  needed for the site plus the new service
  • Network Advisor to determine the wired/wireless network plan for the site plus the new service
  • Security Advisor for securing the new B2B service(s) plus the internal participating systems. 
  • Project Planner to develop a work breakdown structure, Gant charts and staffing estimates needed to support the new B2B service
  • Consolidated report to generate extensive documentation that contains the IT plan for the new service at the existing site

Use the following AIM (Architecture and Integration Module) Advisors to determine how the new division applications will be integrated with the existing company:

  • Business Problem Explorer to  define the applications of the new service that interface with the existing company
  • Intelligent Requirement Generator to generate requirements for the target applications
  • Integrated Architecture Advisor to develop an SOA-based architecture with special attention to B2B exchanges and patterns for extended enterprises.
  • Integrated Solution Advisor to evaluate the  suggested architectures
  • Reiterate for all applications of the B2B service that will need to be integrated.