Solution Architecture Document (SAD)

Solution Architecture Document (SAD)

Blueprint for the solution with all aspect and concerns from the target solution and the transition from As-Is to To-Be state.

What is Solution Architecture Document (SAD)?

A solution architecture document is a document that describes the structure of a software solution, including the architecture of its components, the relationships between those components, and the principles that guide its design. The solution architecture document is typically used as a reference for designing, building, and maintaining a software system, and it can be used by developers, architects, and other stakeholders to understand the overall design of the system and how it fits into the larger business or technical environment.

The contents of a solution architecture document can vary depending on the needs of the project and the stakeholders involved, but it might include information about the business context for the solution, the technical environment in which it will be deployed, the functional and non-functional requirements that the solution must meet, and the high-level design of the components and their interactions. The document may also include diagrams or other visual representations of the architecture, as well as descriptions of the key design decisions that were made and the trade-offs that were considered.

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Typically includes:

  • Solution Overview
  • Business Context
  • Conceptual Solution Overview
  • Solution Architecture
  • Solution Management
  • Solution Delivery
  • Business Architecture
  • Information Architecture
  • Application Architecture
  • Technology Architecture


  • Context View
  • Project View
  • Functional View
  • Process View
  • Non-Functional View
  • Logical View
  • Interface View
  • Design View
  • Physical View
  • Deployment View
  • Operational View
  • Security View
  • Data View
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  • Last modified: 2023/01/07 14:13
  • by Henrik Yllemo