Part I has provided some insights into enterprise
modeling from both a practical and a theoretical point of view. The main
objective of part II is to provide an overview of some existing areas and
approaches to enterprise modeling and discuss them with the insights from
part I in mind.
State-of-the-Art of Enterprise Modeling
In chapter 4, a coarse overview of eight
general areas of research and practice is provided. A characteristic they
have in common is their perceived relevance to this research project, as
they either explicitly speak of enterprise modeling or focus on matters
that may reasonably be categorized as enterprise modeling.
Chapter 5 presents and discusses nine
concrete frameworks for enterprise modeling. The frameworks are a mix of
academic, industrial and commercial approaches, and are discussed in terms
of the theories from chapter 3 to see how they fit the perspective taken
on enterprise modeling in this thesis.
The main outcome of the discussion of state-of-the-art of enterprise
modeling is an understanding of how some contemporary approaches prescribe
enterprise modeling and how these may fit the view on enterprise modeling
taken in this thesis.