Solution Architecture

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What is Solution Architecture?

A Solution Architecture is an architectural design of a specific solution, typically applying to a single project. Solution Architecture derives strategic direction from a firm's Enterprise Architecture, but the scope of a solution can span many domains at the tactical level. Solutions translate requirements into functionalities, and the solution architecture is one of the key drivers of business value

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All enterprise architecture initiatives incorporate a solution architecture development. Solution architecture addresses how a single change can disrupt, improve, or broadly speaking change part of the enterprise. It aligns various domains to deliver a single plan of action for the architects, and on strategic level, looks at how specific objects and goals can be realized in the real world and identifying the best path forward.

Key iServer Benefits

  • Shared repository for assessing all assets that can be used for each solution
  • Built-in gap reports for quick-and-dirty analysis
  • Modelling parallel design for the same solution and identifying the best option
  • Role based access and notifications to improve communication between solution architects and other members of the EA team

iServer Repository

Initiate, design, and communicate solutions via a unified environment with the iServer repository. It enables the reuse of existing information for new solutions, and architects can develop solution patterns as Word or Visio documents, storing them as reference materials for the wider team. Furthermore, with the iServer repository it’s possible to create a sand-box area that compares all solutions before their implementation.

Document Proposals

Architects can document proposals for a solution through Word, sharing them with colleagues and creating drill downs to previous solutions or related assets for a 360 view right from the start

Design Solutions

iServer provides Visio support and enables architects to design detailed solutions with pre-built templates from TOGAF, Archimate, and UML. Architects can generate dynamic heatmaps to stress the most critical areas and release these documents via the user Portal to all stakeholders, and get feedback and approval before any of these go to implementation phase.

Option Assessment

iServer enables construction of a sandbox environment that can run comparisons of all solutions and provide insight into their pros and cons. Visio can be used for visualizing design and reporting services, and provide gap analysis on the go. The same data can also be pushed into a Matrix view, showing how different systems communicate and store information, as well as how a new solution will differ from those currently in operation.


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    We have been satisfied with the products and the vendor. The timeline for major release slipped once, but the vendor was completely transparent and delivered what they promised.

    Architect in the Manufacturing Sector - read the full review

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    Chief Enterprise Architect in the Manufacturing Sector - read the full review

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    The vendor is very responsive to any and all issues I report. They take the time to ensure your environment is setup properly the first time. Training was very focused and they were willing to answer all questions I threw at them.

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    Have been working with Orbus Software since 2008 when we began to develop an enterprise architecture. We have found the company to be responsive to changes in the IT world and willing to work with customers to design solutions that work best for them.

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    Enterprise Architect in the Finance Sector - read the full review

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    Enterprise Architect in the Finance Sector - read the full review

  • Flexible, user-friendly tool which is highly configurable and affordable.

    iServer has met our requirements and expectations. Orbus have provided attentive and timely support throughout our relationship. Have seen many of our suggestions for product improvement added to the development pipeline and then added to the iServer product suite. In the past promises of new versions and features were not meeting promised release dates, but over the last couple of years Orbus has done a much better job of delivering against their roadmaps

    Director Enterprise Architecture in the Services Industry

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