Archemy's premise is as follows:
Archemy™ has seen a number of practices that lead companies in the wrong direction:
Invention and innovation are two very different concepts. Inventions do not necessarily lead or equate to innovations and very few inventions are, by themselves, successful innovations. However, innovations do leverage one or more inventions.
Inventions typically refer to new devices, methods, or processes that result from study and experimentation. For example, touch-screen single touch or multi-touch interfaces are inventions that are documented and protected via existing patents.
While invention is about creating something new, innovation introduces the concept of “use” of an idea or method. Therefore, innovations are evolutionary changes to existing products, processes, or services, which are made better by one (or several) contributing inventions. Innovation involves deliberate application of information, imagination and initiative in deriving greater or different values from resources, and includes all processes by which new ideas are generated and converted into useful products.
In business, innovation often results when ideas are applied by a company in order to further satisfy the needs and expectations of its customers. In that case, the process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service creates value for which customers will pay. Therefore, to be called an innovation, an idea must be replicable at an economical cost and must satisfy a specific need. For example, the iPhone can be considered as a great innovation as it created an ecosystem of media content, telecommunications, licensing, and application development, and unified them all under one roof. Revising business processes to improve their throughput and cost-effectiveness or enabling new products or services with a mix of existing and new organizational elements, processes and systems are other examples of innovation. It is entirely possible to innovate without employing newly-discovered inventions. Incremental innovation is a goal of many process improvement approaches, such as Six-sigma and Kanban.
For invention to pay off, though, innovation is required. A new, high-performance technology might not provide benefit unless it is employed by an enterprise that has transformed to exploit its capabilities for business advantage. Many emerging technologies, such as blockchain, have yet to find their way into new or improved business models that will ultimately take full advantage of their capabilities.
Archemy™ supports both invention and innovation and is mostly focused on business "innovention", which involves coming up with inventive solutions that are the result of innovative ideas.
Archemy's focus on Invention:
Archemy™ makes doing it right accessible and affordable. In particular, Archemy™:
Archemy™ helps customers guide and drive technology-enabled business model innovations via Adaptive Reuse of intelligent business solutions. Archemy™ helps customers focus on implementing their Business Platform for Execution rather than just individual application systems. To assist in this regard, Archemy™ applies combinations of offerings from its end-to-end Agile Enterprise Architecture Management (AEAM™) framework to help achieve ongoing modernization/futurization of customer’s Business Platforms for Execution. Archemy’s combined practice of EA-guided innovation and adaptive reuse via intelligent knowledge management helps its customers drive successful transmutations by architecting and delivering competitive, sustainable, and cost effective solutions in a best-practice fashion while accelerating delivery and reducing risks.
Archemy™ strives to provide value to all of its business partners, whether they are customers, alliance partners, or individual/affiliate Archemists.
What customers get from working with Archemy™ is a lasting relationship established via a well-defined set of supported activities to explore the value provided by Archemy™ by reviewing its services and assets, engage with Archemy™ to attain advice from its team, partner with Archemy™ to collaborate on proposals, execute initiatives with Archemy™, and possibly monetize assets via the Archemy™ Assets Catalog. Archemy’s mandate is to help streamline re-platforming for its customers to make it possible for them to quickly and efficiently re-think the way they do business, re-invent the way they operate their business, and rewire the way they support it to leverage the latest innovative technologies. The ultimate value for customers is to attain Business Agility and Sustainability resulting from intelligent knowledge-driven business solutions, for the price of chaos.
Individual and Affiliate Archemists:
What individual and affiliate Archemists get from working with Archemy™ is support and resources to accomplish their dream of commercializing successful business solutions via a well-defined set of steps to learn about and discuss BizTek solutions and enabling technologies, take advantage of various levels of memberships once they join the Archemist™ community, contribute assets, consult on Archemy™ projects, and possibly monetize assets via the Archemy™ Assets Catalog. The ultimate value for individual and affiliate Archemists is to attain Entrepreneurship Agility and Sustainability resulting from partnering and benefiting from resources set forth by a specialist in intelligent knowledge-driven business solutions.
What alliance partners get from working with Archemy™ is dedicated support and resources to contribute, develop, apply, and market their enabling technologies. The ultimate value for alliance partners is to attain Alliance Agility and Sustainability resulting from partnering and benefiting from resources set forth by a specialist in intelligent knowledge-driven business solutions.
Archemy’s primary focus is on leveraging knowledge management and innovation to enable business agility and sustainability for its business partners. Archemy™ guides and drives technology-enabled business model innovations and accelerates transmutations via adaptive re-use of best practice knowledge-driven business solution assets. Archemy™ has developed a panoply of proprietary methodologies, approaches, and tool sets focused on Enterprise and Business Architecture Management (ArchDev™, AEAM™, and EAMTk™), Knowledge and Innovation Management (ArchDev™, AEAM™ ArchCell™, ArchNav™, ArchDoc™, and ArchViz™) and Business Transmutation (ArchDev™, and AEAM™). Archemy leverages Agile Enterprise Architecture Management (AEAM™) to devise transmutation plans that enable mission-critical as well as vision-oriented initiatives and applies knowledge management and artificial intelligence to piece together end-to-end best practice business solutions. Archemy's patent-pending knowledge management approach aims at fusing knowledge and artificial intelligence by making tacit/existing knowledge explicit, and extracting new knowledge via automated/real-time information processing. Knowledge harvested by Archemy™ becomes readily usable by various types of business solutions in various industries, not limited to business technology.
To seed its catalog of best practice knowledge-driven business solution assets, Archemy™ encourages both invention and innovation and is mostly focused on business "innovention." To support innovention related activities, Archemy™ maintains the ArchCellerator™, an incubation accelerator lab that partners with academic and commercial innovation labs and industry sponsors. Archemy™ also maintains Archademia™, a training division focused on educating its partners customers on BizTek business solutions and related technology enablers.
In a nutshell, Archemy™ helps transmute enterprises by: