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The Salesforce Operating, Governance & Architecture Framework (SOGAF) applies the MIT-CISR Enterprise Architecture Framework to Salesforce implementations and programs.

Key Characteristics

As part of the Salesforce Operating, Governance & Architecture Framework (SOGAF), the Unification operating model is ideal for Single businesses with global process standards and global data access. Architects must focus on designing enterprise systems reinforcing standard processes and shared data.

The key characteristics defining the Unification operating model are:

Architecture Type: Single System

The Unification operating model is best served by the Single System architecture in which a single application is built and deployed centrally. Features are then activated locally by design. The characteristics of the Single System architecture type are:

Read more about SOGAF architecture types.

Salesforce Org Strategy

Companies in the Unification space should have as few orgs as possible. Single org is the goal.

unification org strategy

Source: Enterprise Architecture with Salesforce &, Greg Cook (2013)

About the Contributors

Martin Griffiths is a Business Architect Director at Salesforce, with an Anglo-French background and based in Paris, France. Martin joined Salesforce 5 years ago. His 30-year career in CRM, ERP and digital transformation spans business consulting, enterprise architecture and program delivery roles. His focus is advising customers on complex Salesforce-based transformations, operating models and architecture, applying academic frameworks to guide decision-making and address governance at scale topics successfully.

You can connect with Martin Griffiths on LinkedIn.