ISO 15704:2000, Requirements for enterprise-reference architectures and methodologies, places the concepts used in methodologies and references architectures such as ARIS, CIMOSA, GRAI/GIM, IEM, PERA, and ENV 40 003 within an encompassing conceptual framework that allows the coverage and completeness of any such approach to be assessed. The IS draws heavily on the work of the IFAC/IFIP Task Force on Enterprise Integration and on previous work from Purdue University. The conceptual framework is textual and relatively informal. It does not provide a basis for actual implementations and requires understanding of the field to apply. An informative annex to this standard details the Generalized Enterprise Reference Architecture and Methodology (GERAM) prepared by the IFAC/IFIP Task Force. Amendment 1 that adds informative annexes for an Economic View and a Decision View as alternative views of an enterprise model is in preparation for ballot. A systematic review of ISO 15704 will begin in 2005. Intended audience: Enterprise-modeling specialists assessing the suitability of a methodology for their needs.
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