Datamodel

The Datamodel is the real foundation, shall represent business as is – and anticipate evolution, be adaptable.  The first phases call for architectural talent – whereas the following phases have the emphasis on professional craftsmanship.

This is often referred to as the IT-infrastructure for Datamodel / Database –  and Application map for Development Tools / Applications.

System Integration has a similar nature; to understand other systems, different designs – like the important Public clouds. We also have a Datamodel for cloud integration.

We are ERP-designers and System Integrators –  endeavors a 360-view for the IT-support to business processes. Our starting point is the Datamodel – i.e. company structure and main processes expressed as entities and relations.

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Enhancement of the Datamodel

The process may start with customer input, a dialog or workshop on new business processes and related data. The output will be a preliminary conceptual Datamodel, reflecting the basic requirements.

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The model may tend to be somewhat customer specific. A match up against Industry trends and competing software solutions will likely lead to adjustment.

Next comes the important match up against our application position map; will the enhancement strengthen our competitiveness for chosen segment of the market. Perhaps further enhancement should be considered.

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In the second phase we describe the logical datamodel. With relations, keys, field descriptions – all related to coming programs.

Then it’s time to work on the physical Datamodel, i.e. the implementation as Database – for us Oracle DB.