Category Archives: Solution Architecture

Importance of Relevant Data

Most software solutions fall short of customer expectations due to one common problem: Not properly capturing the relevant business data.  Failure to capture the relevant data makes it difficult,  if not impossible for the business to measure results.  In my … Continue reading

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The Purple Trap

Data modeling is a methodology used to logically represent the data you store about your business and is an important early step in any Data Warehouse project. The quality and grain of the data identified in the data model is … Continue reading

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SOA and IT Services

It’s not unusual to find confusion between Service Oriented Architecture, SOA, and IT Services.  SOA is a methodology used to take advantage of re-use and ease of maintenance.   IT Services on the other hand is a broad term used to describe … Continue reading

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What makes a Business Application

Business Process Modeling, BPM, and Data Modeling, DM, are two disciplines key to designing a robust Business Application.    BPM outlines process, procedures and business logic used to run the business. DM organizes the data stored to manage and measure business … Continue reading

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Data Shrinkage

The concept of shrinkage is considered when ordering raw materials to account for the loss of material during the manufacturing process.  Shrinkage is also used in accounting to represent the loss of finished product from the point of manufacture to final sale.  Data shrinkage is when data is lost in the process of … Continue reading

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‘Off the shelf’ Solution

A solution is a collection of business processes and data that allow the business to complete functions such as sell a product, process an insurance claim, or manage a payroll. Modeling the process and data required by the solution provides … Continue reading

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