preEN/ISO 19439: 2004, Enterprise Integration, Framework for Enterprise Modeling

(Update 2004)

The standards have been prepared jointly by CEN TC310 WG1 and ISO TC 184 SC5 WG1. During its preparation, contributions have been received from members of the IFAC/IFIP Task Force on Enterprise Integration.

This framework defines the generic concepts that are required to enable the creation of enterprise models for industrial businesses (industrial enterprises) either one.

This modeling framework fulfils the requirements stated in ISO IS 15704, which have been derived from the framework of the Generalized Enterprise Reference Architecture (GERAM) proposed by the IFAC/IFIP Task Force. The standard defines a three-dimensional structure with seven life cycle phases, three levels of genericity and a minimum set of four model views

The dimensions are: model phase, model view, genericity

  • Enterprise models have a life cycle that is related to the life cycle of the entity being modeled. The enterprise model phases are: Domain Identification, Concept Definition, Requirements Definition, Design Specification, Implementation Description, Domain Operation, Decommission Definition
  • The enterprise model view dimension enables the enterprise modeler and enterprise model user to filter their observations of the real world by particular views. The predefined views are: Function View, Information View, Resource View, Organization View/Decision View.
  • The Genericity dimension provides for the progression from general concepts to particular models . The standard defines three levels of genericity: Generic Level, Partial Level, Particular Level

Normative references are:

  • ISO 14258:1998, Concepts and Rules for Enterprise Models.
  • ISO 15704:2000, Requirements for Enterprise Reference Architecture and Methodologies

Contact: David Shorter, CEN TC310 WGI Convenor,

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