A Gartner study points out that in 2010, businesses should think about how IT can increase their focus not only on running the business but also ‘growing’ and 'transforming' it.
Today’s business environment requires business processes to be closely integrated so that companies can gain a competitive advantage in the market place. This is why studies point out that collaborative business environment is said to create a more feasible environment for business operations compared to isolated business processes.
In order to have a strong process foundation, organizations have to first assess their Business Process models. This model will help them to assimilate their organization's internal information systems and those of customers, suppliers, and trading partners at a business process level. And since, business and IT alignment is no more a top level management job, companies need to utilize services of IT consulting to lay down well-planned process improvement programs.
There are business IT alignment specialists who aid in delivering custom solutions or productized business process integration solutions across leading software products including webMethods, TIBCO, IBM WBI, SAP, Oracle, BEA WLI, Biztalk Server, and PeopleSoft Integration Broker and JMS.
The top offerings for enterprise clients are as follows.
IT consulting services help to connect IT applications of business processes which will help to provide a total, transparent and real-time access to information; which is highly critical in order to attain financial and operational advantages.
Business IT alignment partners use a combination of domain, technology frameworks and process expertise to help clients achieve world class, robust, highly scalable and business process driven integration architecture to address client business requirements.
The service partners use customized project methodologies depending on client requirements. They work with specific integration methodology and pre-defined integration frameworks that accelerate development delivery timescale in areas such as monitoring, messaging, and custom adapter development.
They follow a dedicated plan-model-manage-metrics cycle along with automated software solutions which can overcome even the unexpected obstacles in the alignment process.
By leveraging the experience and best practices of global service delivery offered by IT outsourcing service providers, clients can be ensured of solutions with better quality and flexibility.