Architectural Selection Analysis

Architectural Selection Analysis
Product Code: STRAG-ARCH-01

There are basic deliverables that are always present in the output from this service. This foundation can be seen below:

  • Performance model analysis 
  • Multiple scenarios each with:
    • Costs
    • Benefits
    • Risks
  • Modeling thresholds
  • Timeframe expectations
  • Cost perspectives:
    • Total cost of acquisition (TCA)
    • Total cost of operation (TCO)
    • Total cost of computing (TCC) 
  • Ranked 0ption analysis
  • Growth analysis
  • Performance Model Verification (PMV) for the selected optimizations, if requested by client
    • Validates the success of the project Predictive Performance Model (PPM)
    • Examines the closeness of implementation decisions to the PPM assumptions and volumetrics
    • Articulates overall success of the implementation

Additional deliverables may be added to the output, based on the findings of the specific analysis.

Selecting architecture, whether for a new application or the newest strategic component for your organization, can be very confusing. The comparison of the different factors in the competing options is very seldom an "apples to apples" evaluation, since the feature sets are by their nature frequently dissimilar. SIL can help with this problem in several ways. SIL Architectural Selection modeling takes the requirements of your organization into account, and combines that with the characteristics of the possible architectural choices. While this evaluation matrix would be a good mechanism for normal evaluation, SIL goes one step further in that the SIL heuristic database is also mined for experiential data.

The incorporation of the SIL heuristic data allows the addition of information from real-world usage, i.e., actual costs, time frames, problems, abandonment rates, etc., that add another, critically important, set of factors to the decision matrix. With this additional data, a more accurate selection can be made, fully informed of possible risks.

The addition of SIL in your architectural selection, whether that is for a new ERP system, hardware component, manufacturing machine or development tools, increases the speed of decision-making, while reducing the overall costs of that selection. Let SIL help you make the right choice.

Engagement Model
Data CollectionFTP and email
Update FrequencySingle
Project Form
ExecutionSingle execution
Output Form
Size Range15-45 pages
MediaElectronic, limited hardcopy
Level of DetailCompany and situation specific
Timing and Schedule
Client Time Contribution<10 total hours for data collection
Project Length2-4 weeks
Delivery MechanismRemote meeting with screen display
Contract FormFixed bid
Payment ScheduleDeposit and completion