Part 5: Inter-dependencies v2.0

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Part 5: Inter-dependencies

Business Function (Col 2)

Function Code (Col 3)

  • The acronym for each business function and its serial number.
  • This function number is used as a shorter form of unique identification of each business function within the entire BIA exercise and also as a cross-reference to the rest of the document.
  • For example, “HR” is the acronym for Human Resource Department and say, the function is "Payroll". The function number “HR-01” is CBF Number 01 (first of the series of business function) for HR Department.
  • Cross-reference to the function code from original function code assigned in Part 1

Name of Business Unit or Vendor/Supplier/Outsource Partner (Col 4)

  • This Dept/Unit/Vendor/Supplier/Partner is inter-dependent on the Business Function.
  • Note (1): There should be a one-to-one relationship between every source and target Dept/BU with the exception of: external agencies e.g. Central Bank, government ministries and agencies, common organizational support units e.g. IT, Human Resource, Finance.

Type of Dependency (Col 5 & 6)

Internal/ External

  • This column details what type of relationship is shared between the Business Function and the Business Unit/Vendor/Supplier/Partner. There are 3 possible dependencies:
  • Upstream
  • Downstream
  • Mutual dependency
  • Notes (2): If the Source Dept/Unit and the Target Dept/Unit are the same department/unit, then, there may be a need to identify the sub-unit level e.g. Finance-Account Payable and Finance Account-Receivables. Be caution that this is usually not needed except for special cases.
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Description of Dependency (col 7)

    • In this section, describe the nature of the dependency between the two different units. Elaborate on the nature of the relationship between both units.

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