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A new view for assessing the consequences on the enterprise wide software architecture when evaluating an IT-investment is presented. The view is developed as a part of a new model for software management at the enterprise level, which is presented in overview. It is argued that when evaluating an IT-investment, considerations have to be taken regarding how the investment influences the current enterprise software systems architecture. The focus here is to identify key architectural concerns the people responsible for managing the enterprise software architecture, related to evaluating an IT-investment.