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What is a Business Model

Information noteNote: Business Models are deprecated from the 7.3.1 R2021-08 release onwards and will be removed in the next major release.

Talend Business Models allow data integration project stakeholders to graphically represent their needs regardless of the technical implementation requirements. Business Models help the IT operation staff understand these expressed needs and translate them into technical processes. They typically include both the systems and processes already operating in the enterprise, as well as the ones that will be needed in the future.

Designing Business Models is part of the enterprises' best practices that organizations should adopt at a very early stage of a data integration project in order to ensure its success. Because Business Models usually help detect and resolve quickly project bottlenecks and weak points, they help limit the budget overspendings and/or reduce the upfront investment. Then during and after the project implementation, Business Models can be reviewed and corrected to reflect any required change.

A Business Model is a non technical view of a business workflow need.

Generally, a typical Business Model will include the strategic systems or processes already up and running in your company as well as new needs. You can symbolize these systems, processes and needs using multiple shapes and create the connections among them. Likely, all of them can be easily described using repository attributes and formatting tools.

In the design workspace of the Integration perspective of Talend Studio, you can use multiple tools in order to:

  • draw your business needs,

  • create and assign numerous repository items to your model objects,

  • define the business model properties of your model objects.

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