Many systems and organizations seem complex and difficult to understand—until one discovers their elements and structures and reveal relations and dependencies. Enterprises are such complex systems with their different organizational units and people working in the enterprise, with workflows and production processes, products and services offered to different customer groups, supplies and business partners, IT systems and production resources, etc. This book is about Enterprise Modeling, a technique that helps to capture the different elements and structures of an enterprise as well as to visualize the inter-dependencies between the elements. Enterprise Modeling can be used for a multitude of different purposes, like visualizing the current situation, analyzing the reasons for shortcomings or problems, developing strategies for business or IT, optimizing processes, or setting up new cooperations with other enterprises.
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