Business Architecture

Structure your business for success

Structure follows strategy.

For your business strategy to succeed, the alignment of your business structure, functional strategies and operating models is essential.

OIM’s business architecture offering helps organisations to achieve this alignment by developing and implementing a blue print for functional effectiveness, similar to an architect’s plan that shows the layout of a house down to the last detail. Our approach ensures that every aspect of your business structure is geared for functionality with clearly defined accountabilities, operating principles and flow of information for accurate decision making.


OIM’s business architecture offering aligns the following elements with your business strategy:

  • Strategic initiatives: The strategy is transformed into strategic initiatives to create a common focus throughout the organisation.
  • Business scorecards: These initiatives are translated into measurable goals and targets to allow for implementation and ongoing performance evaluation…Read more
  • Organisational structure: We define the high-level structure of the business’ capabilities and functional abilities that are required for strategy execution.
  • Operational structure: The organisational structure is unpacked into a detailed operational structure for all levels, outlining roles and responsibilities, functional scorecards, performance standards, resources and controls.
  • Business processes and productivity standards: To optimise efficiency and ensure compliance, business capabilities and functional abilities are set out in business rules (policies and procedures), processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs)…Read more
  • Business systems: We project manage the implementation of IT systems to meet your business architecture requirements…Read more


  • OIM’s offering is unique in that we have a multidisciplinary team of consultants with decades of experience in operations management, organisational performance and people management.
  • This offers seamless integration of the following key areas that relate to your business architecture:
    • Strategic planning
    • Organisational and operational structures
    • Scorecards
    • Processes and productivity standards
    • Project management of information systems
    • Competency profiling
    • Reward strategy
    • Change management and change communication
    • Individual performance management
    • Operational communication structures

    For further information contact us on +27 21 913 8814.
    Or read more on OIM’s other business consulting services.