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Architecture-Centered Information Systems In The Manufacturing Domain - Part III - Steps in the Architecture Process
Architecture bridges the semantic gap between the requirements and software. Application software systems must be architected in order to deal with the current

is starting a verb  an architecture-centered development methodology is to establish a viable vision statement, with the assumption that it should not be changed once acquisition and deployment have begun. Any changes that occur in the vision must be reflected in the project models and subsequent analysis and design. The vision statement becomes a binding agreement between the software suppliers and the software consumers - users of the system. This vision statement must be succinct, ranging from a single slide to less than

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is starting a verb  has voiced its opinions is SYSPRO . Recently, we published a short series of blog posts about SYSPRO on Technology Evaluation Centers ' ( TEC 's) web site: Surviving Amid ERP Sharks as a Visionary Vendor for the Pragmatic User (Part I) and Surviving Amid ERP Sharks as a Visionary Vendor for the Pragmatic User (Part II) . In addition to providing an overview of the vendor's history, these posts discuss in quite some depth SYSPRO's new PragmaVision strategy, which involves the targeting of the Read More

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