The patent's inventors are Ray, Subhashish (
This patent was filed on
From the background information supplied by the inventors, news correspondents obtained the following quote: "This disclosure relates generally to linking process architecture to technology architecture. More specifically, this disclosure relates to transforming complex business processes into technology components.
"Businesses continue to face demands to sell new products and services and transport those products and services in a timely, cost effective, and efficient manner to customers. In a global market, it is not unusual for a business to quickly expand to new geographic locations while providing new products and services. Expanding to new markets and providing new products and services require changing the business processes. Meanwhile, the complexity of the underlying technologies providing the services continues to increase.
"To stay competitive, businesses quickly adapt their technological systems to their changing business processes. However, mapping the underlying information technology to changing business processes may be time consuming. Moreover, the cost associated with developing and integrating new systems with changing business needs can be excessive and therefore impractical. Furthermore, even once the new technology is implemented, tedious configurations may be necessary every time a minor change is needed. Given the time and expenditure required, by the time the new technology is in place and the business processes are fully implemented in the technology, either the processes change or the technology needs to be upgraded."
Supplementing the background information on this patent, VerticalNews reporters also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "By way of introduction, systems and methods are described, for mapping process architectures to technology architectures. A system for mapping a process architecture to technology architecture allows complex business processes to be mapped to preconfigured technical solutions that require minimal customization. The system helps simplify and minimize the analysis, design, build, test, and deploy steps of the traditional approach.
"In a first aspect, a method for mapping a process architecture to a technology architecture is disclosed. Generally, a platform selection, a capability area selection, and technology process selection are received by the processor. The processor then identifies the associated data and transforms the data associated with the platform selection and the data associated with the capability area selection with the data associated with the technology process selection.
"In a second aspect, a system for mapping a process architecture to a technology architecture is disclosed. Generally, the system includes computer program code that that receives a platform selection, a capability area selection, and a technology process selection. Computer program code also identifies the associated data and transforms the data associated with the platform selection and the data associated with the capability area selection with the data associated with the technology process selection.
"In a third aspect, a system for mapping a process architecture to a technology architecture is disclosed. Generally, the system includes a platform selection module, a capability selection module, a technology process module, and a mapping module.
"Other systems, methods, features and advantages will be, or will become, apparent to one with skill in the art upon examination of the following figures and detailed description. It is intended that all such additional systems, methods, features and advantages be included within this description, be within the scope of the invention, and be protected by the following claims."
For the URL and additional information on this patent, see: Ray, Subhashish; Ramani, Senthil. System for Linking Process Architectures to Technology Architectures. U.S. Patent Number 8806424, filed
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