Application integration : EAI, B2B, BPM and SOA by Bernard Manouvrier

By Bernard Manouvrier

Program integration assembles equipment and instruments for organizing exchanges among functions, and intra- and inter-enterprise company approaches. A strategic device for corporations, it introduces actual reactivity into details platforms dealing with company alterations, and accordingly, offers an important part in optimizing expenditures.

This publication analyzes quite a few points of program integration, supplying a consultant to the alphabet soup at the back of EAI, A2A, B2B, BAM, BPM, ESB and SOA. It addresses the issues of selecting among the applying integration recommendations and deploying them effectively. It provides instructions for keeping off universal error, exploring the variations among got knowledge and the proof at the floor. The evaluate of IT urbanization can help introduce English-speaking audiences to a strong method of details process flexibility constructed in France. A key bankruptcy methods the research and interoperation of provider degrees in integration initiatives, whereas the dialogue on deployment methodologies and ROI calculation anchors the idea within the genuine world.

Application Integration: EAI, B2B, BPM and SOA is determined by concrete examples and actual reports to illustrate what works – and what doesn’t – during this difficult, topical and demanding IT domain.

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27 heterogenous applications in an enterprise into communication with each other, with the goal of giving clients direct access to the services offered by that enterprise. The points to resolve in integrating exchanges with consumers are similar to those mentioned for integrating applications in the enterprise: in both A2A and B2C, applications must be able to exchange information with each other. However, in B2C, one of those applications is constructed from data or services in existing applications, and it is that application which manages the interface with the consumer.

The ultimate goal of BPM is to be able to optimize the business processes of an enterprise to bring about a more effective and better performing enterprise. In turn, this goal implies that the enterprise must be able to measure its effectiveness and performance. Here, we enter the domain of Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) often – but not always – indivisible from BPM. ” Setting up a Business Activity Monitoring solution will therefore often – but not always – go hand in hand with the implementation of BPM.

Example of mechanism for a file/message adapter On the other hand, an application or software package that provides multiple communication points would facilitate the development of this adapter. This is the case for certain ERP, notably of the most widespread, R3 from SAP. Indeed, SAP offers several methods for exchanging information with the modules that compose it: API (BAPIs), communication in batch mode (BTCI), communication in conversational mode (ALE), etc. However, these communication modes do not all present the same coverage or the same technical capacities (notably in terms of volume to be processed).

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