Business Architecture is a key decision tool for organisations and could be thought of in a similar way as GPS systems - being a “Navigation System for Business”. It allows static blueprints to be transformed into dynamic models for greater insight than ever before. With business managers in the driver’s seat, different questions will be asked from the traditionally technical ones normally associated with EA. In order to support these questions a different approach to tools and solutions will be required.
Ultimately having a good Business Architecture in place allows for smart decision making. It enables your organisation to use knowledge effectively in order to react to business needs (revenue generating, cost cutting, enhancing customer experience, etc.) and will allow you to respond to emerging opportunities thus allowing you to compete more effectively.