Reference models simplify the efficient and reliable transfer of good business practices from one area into another. They help capture, structure, and apply best practices regarding the use of software or other digital technologies as enablers of specific business processes or define common practices as the basis for standardization initiatives.
Digital transformations leverage internet-based digital technologies to integrate physical products and people to enable new or modified high-performance business processes. Process Reference Models with characteristics suited for these transformations is referred to as Digitalization Process Reference Models. These reference models provide the business context and describe the business impact of technology in a specific process.