An icon shown as a blue parallelogram representing the Enterprise View

The Enterprise view describes the relationships between organizations and the roles those organizations play within the cooperative ITS environment.

The building blocks of ARC-IT's Enterprise View are Enterprise Objects that interact to exchange information, manage and operate systems beyond the scope of one organization. The Enterprise View focuses on the relationships between those Enterprise Objects, but also defines how Enterprise Objects interact with Physical Objects, which appear in the Enterprise View as Resources.

The relationships between Enterprise Objects are organized as various types of Coordination: an agreement or contract intended to achieve the common purposes necessary to implement and deliver an ITS service. The relationship between an Enterprise Object and a Resource is a Role: owns, operates, develops, installs, maintains, etc.

ARC-IT version 8.0 defines the Enterprise viewpoint specification and a library of coordination types and roles, but does not specify which relationships and roles are required to support service packages or information flow triples. This material is currently in development. For further insights, readers may explore the CVRIA's enterprise view content.

For details on how the enterprise view is structured, see the enterprise viewpoint specification.