The Enterprise Architecture Integration is the process wherein software and computer systems architectural principles are integrated based on the set of enterprise computer applicatons. A department within the organization may used a different enterprise architecture design from the other departments. Thus, it is necessary that provision for integration framework be set above the individual architecture. Enterprise Architecture Integration or using the meta-architecture framework will allow interoperability, migration, and conformance between federated architectures. The following are the reasons why there should be enterprise architecture integration:
1. To ensure consistency of information in the use of multiple systems.
2. To ensure that businesses processes across applications are linked.
3. To enable the architect understand how components fit into the framework
4. To derive the architectural models that focus on enterprise-level capabilities
5. To identify the conformance standards that enable the integration of components for maximum leverage and re-use
Enterprise Architecture Integration will enable the architect to assess the gaps in scope or Enterprise Architecture Framework detail-level towards understanding the coverage of the artifacts. With Enterprise Architecture Integration, there is real time information access among systems and integrity of information is maintained across multiple systems. It also eases the development and maintenance involved in the system governance.
With Enterprise Architecture Integration, your organization is benefitted as functionalities are extended. Productivity is increased as duplication of services and data are decreased. Business agility in responding to market changes is increased as a result of flexibility in the system.