Enterprise architecture is an approach aimed at designing an organization‘s structures and processes through IT methods. Business processes and services are determined on the basis of strategies and the environment, after which IT structures are derived and the actual implementation structured. This makes it possible for business requirements and IT solutions to be optimized and closely
integrated. The enterprise architecture approach is especially suitable for companies which see business processes and technologies as a single entity and want to design these in an integrated manner. In this approach, it is essential that enterprise architecture methods and processes be applied pragmatically and selectively in order to generate a holistic perspective.