Enterprise Architect

Enterprise Architecture can be defined in many ways … The organizing logic for business processes and IT infrastructure reflecting the integration and standardization requirements of the firm’s operating model. [Source: MIT Center for Information Systems Research] A conceptual blueprint that defines the structure and operation of an organization. The intent of an enterprise architecture is to determine how an organization can most effectively achieve its current and future objectives. [Source: SearchCIO.com]

Whichever definition you prefer, and there are more; the role of an Enterprise Architect is to try and pull the essential details from many different technical and business domains, make sense of it and communicate it as one overall story or roadmap.

This SIG tries to help Enterprise Architects, by giving them access to essential information about SAP products and strategy

The SIG is aimed at Enterprise Architects and at decision-making roles in business or IT, addressing questions such as:

  • Making mode 1 and mode 2 work in real world
  • Dealing with new / transformational technology and embedding it in business processes (Machine Learning, Blockchain)
  • Getting in front of future business needs with systems of innovation with design-led approach and prototypes
  • Move to cloud - why and how?

The Enterprise Architect SIG has been introduced into the UKISUG calendar specifically for members that meet the below requirements:

Essential Technology Experience:

  • Appreciation of architecting SAP solutions including ERP, BW, SCP, S/4HANA, BI, SAP Business Networks
  • Experience in architecting multiple SAP systems and integrating them into the existing environment.
  • Implementation experience of business processes across the SAP landscape including systems such as .. Warehouse Management, Finance, Logistics, Production Planning and Sales and Distribution.
  • Experience of developing blueprints and roadmaps for future operating models.
  • Experience in workflow and business process orchestration.

  • Essential Architecture Experience:

  • Definition of baseline and target architectures, across multiple domains, in support of strategic initiatives.
  • Assess and communicate the impacts, trade-offs, risks, costs, benefits and opportunities of proposed options.
  • Contribute to the knowledge base of the Group’s Enterprise Architecture, including models and architectural views of supporting business, application and technology domains.
  • Provide consultancy support in strategic decision making through the use of architectural models.
  • Solid understanding of Reference Models.
  • Provide input to the Technology Departments Strategy.

  • The event excludes roles such as:

  • ABAP developers
  • Companies with limited/v small SAP installations
  • Project managers
  • Roles in IT operations
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    Presentations (12)

    Enterprise Architect SIG - 7th Feb 2018 Useful URL Links

    SAP have shared some useful URL links following the event.
    Uploaded: 09-02-2018
    Source: Enterprise Architect (07/02/18)

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    Transformation Tools snapshot

    SAP presented a Transformation tools snapshot
    Uploaded: 09-02-2018
    Source: Enterprise Architect (07/02/18)

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    SAP Big Data Typical Architecture

    SAP Presented Big Data Typical Architecture
    Uploaded: 09-02-2018
    Source: Enterprise Architect (07/02/18)

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    SAP Big Data Leonardo Snapshot

    SAP Presented a Big Data Leonardo Snapshot
    Uploaded: 09-02-2018
    Source: Enterprise Architect (07/02/18)

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    Big Data Reference Architecture

    SAP Presented a BIG Data Reference Architecture progress update
    Uploaded: 09-02-2018
    Source: Enterprise Architect (07/02/18)

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    BI Strategy Architecture and Innovation Use Case Roadmap Example

    Simon Harrison from SAP presented BI Strategy Architecture and Innovation Use Ca...
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    Uploaded: 09-02-2018
    Source: Enterprise Architect (07/02/18)

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    SAP GDPR-Overview - Enterprise Archtiect SIG 7th Feb

    Mark Darbyshire & the Enterprise Architect Team from SAP presented the session W...
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    Uploaded: 09-02-2018
    Source: Enterprise Architect (07/02/18)

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    2 SAP S4HANA Finance

    Uploaded: 13-04-2017
    Source: S/4HANA Evolution not revolution: An event for Enterprise Architects (28/03/17)

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    Extending SAP S/4 HANA at your own pace - Simon Townson

    EA guide to HCP including API hub and micro-services approach based on experienc...
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    Uploaded: 13-04-2017
    Source: S/4HANA Evolution not revolution: An event for Enterprise Architects (28/03/17)

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