The enterprise database presented in this website is constructed from the eight Classes of data below. Each Class may have many Entities associated with it. The Class BusinessObject contains entities identified by numbers which are referred to as Instances.

High-level enterprise data analysis is simply a matter of asking the business user to change this matrix. The matrix may be changed by adding or deleting Classes ( maroon with gray background ) and/or Entities ( navy with white background ).

The functionally independent or common data that describe an Organization, Person, Activity, etc and any related summaries are stored in the enterprise data layer. The functionally independent or application unique data are stored in the application data layer.

It is possible that a Class contain only a small set of attributes. It is entirely possible for a Class to contain only organization names. This particularly true early in the evolution to enterprise.

The goal is to produce data sets that are trusted throughout the organization.