The Application Framework (TAM) is a sub-component of Frameworx, the TM Forum’s blueprint for enabling successful business transformation. It provides a common language and means of identification for buyers and suppliers across all software application areas.
All of Frameworx, including the Application Framework, is created and evolved by industry leaders and practitioners in TM Forum’s Collaboration project.
What is the Application Framework?
The Application Framework (TAM) provides a systems map which captures how business capabilities are implemented in deployable, recognizable applications.
The Application Framework provides a common language for communities who specify, procure, design, and sell systems, so that they can understand each other’s viewpoints. It provides logical groupings of applications, then describes each application’s functionality.
As a result, it is a practical, everyday working guide to define and navigate the elements of the complex management systems landscape.
5 things you can do with the Application Framework
- Streamline procurement by using common definitions and language to specify and evaluate solutions
- Document and then rationalize your application inventory during transformation projects or mergers and acquisitions
- Integrate faster and with lower costs by defining and clearly communicating the functions provided within each application
- Reduce custom development costs with modular, standard application requirements
- Increase automation and efficiency with standard, deployable components
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This foundation level training course guides you through the concepts and principles, structure and application of the Application Framework. The course explores the relationship with other TM Forum Frameworx and how it is being developed and provides some practical experience of the use of the framework that can be applied in day to day work.
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