Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture: your alignment plan for strategy, business and IT

Bridge the gap between your current business needs, strategic plans and current IT landscape with our enterprise architecture approach – one step at a time.


The challenges of an evolving IT landscape

From monolithic infrastructures to ‘best-of-breed’

Since the 1980s, business IT has continuously evolved from early on-premise infrastructures to all-in-one megasuites all the way to today’s ‘best-of-breed’, decentralized SaaS solutions.



Conquering complexity

In the latter case, every aspect of the business is served by a niche solution with its own data model and restrictions. Ensuring proper communication and integration between these separate entities – for example, to create a 360° customer view – can be pretty challenging.

Redefining the role of IT

IT enables the modern enterprise to adapt to its business environment and meet (customer) expectations. Standing at the forefront of digital transformation, a solid IT landscape allows organizations to navigate internal and external changes and roll with the punches. The key? Keeping pace with the ever-increasing speed of change.

we commit
to developing a pragmatic, feasible enterprise architecture plan, supported by all stakeholders, that reflects business needs as well as strategy

Our approach

A strategic approach to and a clear vision of enterprise architecture are needed to align needs, goals and resources. While every project is unique, delaware experts adhere to a proven and tested approach that combines established best practices, cross-industry experience, and familiarity with your unique context. It includes:


  • a thorough scan of the ‘as-is’ situation and identification of pain points;
  • alignment of all stakeholders and maturity and risk assessment;
  • a global view of your enterprise IT landscape that maps your wants and needs alongside your current situation;
  • a clearly defined roadmap to move from the ‘as-is’ situation to the desired outcome.


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3 misconceptions about 'lot size' one

With the rise of e-commerce, manufacturers are feeling the hot breath of customers in their neck who expect them to deliver highly customized products very quickly. This not only applies to the B2C segment, but also to B2B suppliers. Most Sales & Marketing departments are big fans of this individualized service approach, but for Supply Chain it can sometimes feel like a nightmare. However, expanding the product portfolio with customer-unique products – so-called ‘lot size one’ products – doesn’t have to radically change the supply chain operation. In order to demonstrate that, I want to invalidate some misconceptions which are currently labeled as truth by a large part of the market.
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Adieu, Big Brother. Here are the new privacy rules:

Privacy remains a hot topic. Are there any boundaries to our privacy in an era where social media rules? How should we handle the personal data provided by employees, customers or suppliers? Can we freely ask our customers to provide their data for marketing purposes? Are your employees entitled to request your HR department for a deletion of some personal data?

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) answers all of these questions.
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Are augmented reality and virtual reality more than just a gimmick?

In today’s digital era, mobile and web apps took the business center stage. Through a variety of apps, business users have relevant information literally at their fingertips, any time, any place, anywhere. More recently, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have also presented themselves as alternative ways of accessing information easily – but will these technologies become as mainstream as apps are today? I believe they will. Although they currently mainly evoke images of youngsters chasing Pokémon or women gaining inspiration in virtual fitting rooms, both technologies hold great promise in a B2B context as well.
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Beacons meet Hybris Marketing. Match made in heaven?

During my internship at delaware, my main project was to investigate the integration of beacon technology with SAP Hybris Marketing. Since the 1702 update of SAP Hybris Marketing, it had become possible to import beacon data in SAP Hybris Marketing. But how does it do that and where is the added value?

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Enterprise architect

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