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    TM Forum Frameworx for ARIS

    TM Forum Frameworx is an enterprise architecture framework for telecom industries, it embraces eTOM, TAM, and SID. TM Forum is the organization that owns the intellectual property on Frameworx and continuously maintains its contents. TransWare AG, as a member and partner of TM Forum, has made Frameworx accessible to the high-end modeling tool Software AG® ARIS®. Our product TM Forum Frameworx for ARIS is two things: A one-to-one translation of the Frameworx source to ARIS and a Frameworx filter and template. The Frameworx ARIS data currently include the meta-data-rich models and object contents of eTOM, TAM, and partly SID. TM Forum members can order TM Forum Frameworx for ARIS here. All you need is ARIS as of version 9.8.8 or higher.

    The model translation is achieved with TransWare’s flagship product BPM-X Converter using a tailored mapping configuration targeting ARIS. The automated translation takes into account the source model contents and generates an ARIS model data with groups, models, objects, and meta-data as ARIS XML file.

    That said, let us have a look at Frameworx in ARIS. The well-known entry-level diagram is All Frameworx Start Here:

    ARIS FX 17 Start

    Fig. 1: Frameworx in ARIS showing the entry-level diagram

    The group structure reflects the sub-frameworks eTOM, TAM, and SID (partly). Related models are contained in groups whose names correspond to the according model types. So, you can for instance see eTOM diagram groups of different types and levels (1, 2, …). We have also added groups for Mappings (eTOM to SID), Metrics (Business Metrics) and Miscellaneous other models:

    ARIS FX 17 Explorer

     Fig. 2: ARIS Explorer with groups and diagrams

    Selecting a model in the Explorer lists all object occurrences:

    ARIS FX 17 Occurrences

    Fig. 3: Object occurrences of a model

    When you open the Properties dialog all object occurrences in other diagrams are shown and can be navigated:

    ARIS FX 17 Occurrences on Diagrams

     Fig. 4: Object occurrences in other diagrams

    On a high level eTOM processes are shown with assignments to models on lower levels:

    ARIS FX 17 eTOM

    Fig. 5: eTOM processes

    All Frameworx models have a specific model type. Whenever possible, the slightly customized BPMN process diagram (BPMN 2.0) is used:

    ARIS FX 17 BPMN L3

    Fig. 6: eTOM level 3 business process

    Following another assignment you drill-down to level 4:

    ARIS FX 17 BPMN L4

    Fig. 7: eTOM level 4 business process

    The value of Frameworx not only is reflected in models, but also in the object meta-data which are translated as custom attribute types:

    ARIS FX 17 eTOM attributes

    Fig. 8: eTOM object attributes

    The full application framework (TAM) is provided:

    ARIS FX 17 TAM L0

    Fig. 9: TAM level 1

    A drill-down to level 2 leads for instance to this model:

    ARIS FX 17 TAM L1

    Fig. 10: TAM level 2

    And yet another drill-down leads to level 3:

    ARIS FX 17 TAM L2

    Fig. 11: TAM level 3

    We are happy to receive your inquiry for TM Forum Frameworx for ARIS!


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