Could you imagine running a medium to large financial department in a business using only spreadsheets instead of a proper Accounting system in this day and age? Hardly.
As a practicing Enterprise Architect it never ceases to amaze me at how everyone can see the need for an Accounting System within an Enterprise, no matter the size of the company, but by and large completely fail to recognise the need or benefits of an Enterprise Architecture System. Is it because Accounting systems have become the norm and are embedded in the culture of the way we do business?
This paper compares the two items to see how far apart they really are, and help swing the culture of business towards “accounting” for the architecture of the enterprise as part of the norm.