While data models are essential for business information system development, business information systems are where "the rubber meets the road." It is through business information systems that enterprise-policies are executed and the data resulting from those policy executions is captured, stored, analyzed and reported.
Like enterprise data models, the traditional processes for business information system creation are both expensive and fraught with error. Whitemarsh, over the years has participated in IT projects where business information system development techniques have been dramatically improved and made cheaper. The ROI derived from all these improvements is 7.7.