Reducing the risk, cost and time to deployment of new business systems

Benefits of a Business System Engineering Approach


  • Benefits to Your Business

  • How nDyn Can Help

  • Reduced Deployment Time

  • Reduced Transmission Costs

  • Reduced Customer Risk

  • Organizational Alignment

  • Increased Capacity to Change

  • Increased Organizational Intelligence







Benefits to your Business

Businesses are also complex collaborations of people, technology, and machines performing processes to produce products and deliver services.  The use of business system engineering processes can reduce risk, reduce cost and reduce time to deployment of transformed business systems.  The Organizational alignment brought about by an Business Architecture team using blueprints and specifications leads also to increased capacity to change.

How nDyn's Products Can Help Your Business

Businesses need to build a culture that is capable of coordinating the efforts of "subcontractors" to meet the strategic needs set by the executive team.  The nDyn Knowledge Nexus and Business Architect have been designed to support such cultures.  Management of operational knowledge and development of business "blueprints" and specifications are core capabilities of nDyn products.

Consulting organizations competing for eBusiness transformation work can take advantage of nDyn’s methods and tools.  The “business system”  (or enterprise) engineering approach can be used as a discriminator when competing for business transformation engagements.  The primary business benefits to service customers that result from their service provider using nDyn products and processes include:

Reduced Time to Deployment

The concurrent enterprise engineering approach integrating the activities of human resources, and operations with information technology efforts results in shorter project durations.  The customer’s change program is accelerated enabling them to deploy eBusiness capabilities sooner, and consequently gaining advantage over their competition. 

Reduced Cost of Transformation

The concurrent enterprise engineering approach considers people, technology and operations requirements and design issues in an integrated manner at the earliest time possible.  This reduces the cost of eliminating requirements and design errors thus reducing the overall cost of the program.  

Reduced Risk

The interfaces between organizations that are typical of serial stovepipe approach introduce errors.  The concurrent enterprise engineering approach brings the organizations together from the start. The Knowledge Nexus provides visibility into each of the components, and the blueprints provided by the Business Architect also provide cross organization visibility.  The enterprise engineering approach establishes human resource requirements from the start.  The integrated learning system approach insures that the staff can be rapidly and economically trained to carry out the new processes using the new technologies.

Organizational Alignment

The enterprise engineering process, the increased cross organizations visibility provided by the Knowledge Nexus, and the grass roots collaboration that goes on during business transformation programs leads to a greater mutual understanding and alignment between organizations.  Executives can feel confident that the strategies they endorse will be carried to implementation.  Shared development of shared blueprints and specifications for transformation by the Business Architecture team insures that the alignment.  Because of the collaborative prociess introduced by the business system engineering approach to transformation, executives can feel confident that their organizations are working together to achieve their stated business objectives.  

Increased Capacity to Change

Knowledge gained through a eBusiness transformation program can be leveraged on subsequent change programs.  The body of knowledge can be used as the basis for reasoning about further changes to operations.  The Enterprise Knowledge Nexus provides the organization with a language for discussing operational changes with the goal of improving financial performance.  The spread and use of the vocabulary of the enterprise supported by the Knowledge Nexus and Business Architect have the effect of increasing the organizations intelligence (in the domains of  business operations and financial performance). 

Increased Organizational Intelligence

The intelligence of an organization describes its ability to change in response to evolving environmental conditions in order to reach its objectives and increase its performance.  According to the American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, intelligence is a combination of the capacity to acquire and apply knowledge and the faculty of thought and reason.

The neXus provides the capacity to acquire and apply knowledge of how a business operates to produce bottom line results. 

With the body of knowledge available it is possible to begin to reason.  Businesses need to reason about how they operate in order to develop options for change.  The neXus provides the capabilities to capture and overcome the complexity of knowledge required to understand business operations.  With comprehensive operational knowledge available members of transformation teams can examine options for change with confidence. 

The neXus extends their minds with connections from their immediate functional concerns to the related implications in other components of the business system. 

The neXus provides the ability to acquire knowledge of business operations and the framework for reasoning about how to change them.  It thus provides the ability to increase the overall intelligence of business organizations. 


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