Information & Data Architecture

ADRM Software develops and markets, directly and with solution partners, a wide-range of industry-specific Enterprise, Data Warehouse, Business Area and Solution data models, currently spanning offerings across 10 industry groups and over 60 specific lines of business.

Over the past 25 years ADRM’s experienced team has provided large companies worldwide with data models that have helped them move to a comprehensive and integrated information architecture that is flexible enough to support them as their businesses continually evolve and enables them to enter new industries and markets armed with robust best-practice data platforms.

ADRM’s data models are the 'information blueprints', which are the key component for planning, design, reporting, business intelligence and advanced analytics. Just as an architect drafts detailed blueprints before a building is built, companies are increasingly recognizing the need for comprehensive, detailed and integrated data models, clearly named and defined in business terms, to ensure that information from diverse source systems is easily found and properly integrated and structured to accommodate robust analytics today and in the future with maximum flexibility.

ADRM’s data model sets provide a complete information architecture platform and are the most efficient, timely and predictable way to implement a proven industry best-of-breed data architecture, confidently confirm business requirements and scope for large data projects, and accelerate and reduce risk in a diverse array of large information-centric projects and initiatives including:

The ADRM Software data architecture consists of:

Each industry set of data models addresses the core requirements of a specific industry and consists of a bundle of:

For each industry, we create a fully defined and attributed Enterprise Data Model which contains the subset of entities from the underlying foundational set of Business Area Models for that industry that in our experience are most likely to be of interest first to a best-of-breed company in a specific industry. This model serves as an accelerator for many types of large projects. For those customers focused primarily on building, expanding or re-architecting a data warehouse, a Data Warehouse model is derived from the core Enterprise Model.

A set of between 18 and 25 comprehensive Business Area Models provides more detail and expanded scope for each of the areas addressed in the Enterprise and Data Warehouse models. Business Area Models provide the most comprehensive and granular view of data for that business or subject area.

This comprehensive top-down data architecture facilitates several different potential data warehouse/data mart or virtualization deployment alternatives:

Since our models share a common data architecture across industries and lines of business, for those organizations that span multiple industries and/or lines of business, ADRM’s models can be easily integrated across industries or lines of business. A top-down data architecture based upon common data elements ensures that data can be applied consistently across the entire organization regardless of requirements.

In addition to the industry bundles described above, which address the core requirements of most companies in a specific industry and which are what most of our customers license, ADRM has also developed a number of Solution models. These large detailed Solution models address in detail specific business information requirements which may be relevant to only some companies in an industry. These Solution models can either be added to an industry bundle or licensed on a stand-alone basis, depending on a customer’s requirements.

The ADRM approach has proven to dramatically accelerate a variety of types of large data projects while significantly reducing the risk entailed in an internal or third party service-based data modeling project, while also increasing productivity, reducing costs and benefiting from best practices and years of lessons learned on large projects with other similar organizations.