The System Integration domain encompasses Application Integration (AI), Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Trading Partner Integration (B2B), Business Process Management (BPM), and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
iTeh has developed deep expertise, leveraging Microsoft Technologies and .NET development tools, to help our customers make their systems more adaptable and easily integrated.
Application Integration (AI)
Application Integration is the process of bringing two or more systems, each specialized in their field, into one system that harnesses the power of its parts. An example of this would be a Client Relation Manager (CRM) and a Document Management System (DMS). Companies focused on performance and quality value the strengths in each system but find it counterintuitive to duplicate data between the two systems. Using Application Integration the company could bring the power of the DMS into the CRM.
The integration can be total or partial. While it is not cost effective to implement total integration, bringing in all the functionality of the sub-system, it is more common to bring in the primary functions and do the secondary functions in the native system. The creation, viewing and editing of document records would be brought into the CRM and the document permissions and document mining functions left in the DMS.
This segregation of responsibilities also allows the enterprise to assign specific groups to use the full function set of the subsystems while keeping the entire enterprise up-to-date.
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an evolution of the traditional EAI and provides the principles and guidance to transform a company’s existing array of heterogeneous, distributed, complex and inflexible IT resources into integrated, simplified and highly flexible assets which can be transformed and composed to more directly support business goals. Service orientation is an approach to organizing distributed IT resources into an integrated solution that breaks down information silos and maximizes business agility.
Business Process Management (BPM)
Business process management (BPM) is a management discipline that combines a process-centric and cross-functional approach to improving how organizations achieve their business goals. A BPM solution provides the tools that help make these processes explicit, as well as the functionality to help business managers’ control and change both manual and automated workflows. BPM is an IT enabled management discipline that promotes organizational agility and supports the efforts of people to drive process change and rapid innovation. As such, BPM supports the alignment of IT and business activities both within the organization and with business partners and suppliers.
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and Trading Partner Integration (B2B)
EAI automates business processes by integrating the heterogeneous lines of typical business systems and applications. Significant benefits are realized by increasing the efficiency and productivity of business processes by automating the data exchange between applications and providing efficient access to the information for various users. EAI lays the foundation for business centric optimizations such as Straight-Through Processing (STP) and Business Process Management (BPM)
B2B spans the boundaries of an enterprise and supports inter-connected and integrated processes between trading partners with increased focus on data integrity, security and support for many industry-specific Electronic Document Exchange (EDI) protocols such as EDI/X12, EDIFACT, SWIFT, ACORD, AS2, HL7, HIPAA