S3.2: Providing existing applications (e.g., CRM) at a new branch office

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


  • Enterprise Modeller to build model of the new site of the existing company. Only select the business functions (BFs) that will be conducted at the new  site, including existing apps (e.g., CRM). Also define another existing site (e.g., corporate site) that will need to be interfaced with the new branch office.  
  • Application Advisor to determine an application plan for the new site that shows what will be automated, what automation strategy will be used (buy, rent, outsource, develop, extend) and what application packages will be used. The application plan should also include the existing corporate site.  
  • Platform Advisor to determine the computing hardware and software plan for needed for the new site (new branch office).  
  • Network Advisor to determine the wired/wireless network plan for the new site.
  • Security Advisor for securing the new site.
  • Project Planner to develop a work breakdown structure, Gant charts and staffing estimates needed to support the new site.
  • Consolidated report to generate extensive documentation that contains the IT plan for the new 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 at the new site 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
  • Integrated Solution Advisor to evaluate the  suggested architectures
  • Reiterate for all applications of the new site that will need to be integrated.