Above the line
The current restrictions on current business applications are largely caused by mixing application code and business logic. All business logic is deeply hidden in the system and can only be adapted by means of expensive adaptations of standard functionality. Instead, Be Informed lifts business logic above the line in terms of both technology and methodology.
This is really the way to solve business/IT alignment issues. Business has traditionally been unhappy with the focus of IT on stability without delivering flexibility. IT has never been happy with business, never accepting a long-term architectural view and wanting short-term solutions. By moving business logic above the line, many business/IT alignment problems are solved. Business is in charge of agility, IT is in charge of stability.
What makes Be Informed unique is not just its above-the-line capabilities but also the combination of “above the line” and “enterprise class”:
- Enterprise class software solves company-wide issues rather than divisional issues.
- Be Informed can be scaled to fit many thousands of users and, as a platform, is capable of handling all core business processes in the organization.
- Be Informed includes all the systems management capabilities that enable IT people to create a stable and reliable platform.
- Be Informed is based on open standards and connects with all other business applications or legacy environments.
In other words, business is in charge of agility, IT is in charge of stability.
See business process platform for more information.