Collaboration & Integration
Company-wide collaboration and information sharing can lead to a common problem encountered within an enterprise where systems have been introduced or developed in an organic manner. Specifically, when we use the term Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), we are referring to the integration of systems within the enterprise - for example, application, data, and process integration.
EAI typically requires connectivity between heterogeneous technology platforms and involves complex business rules, and long-running business processes where logical units of work may span days or weeks as they move through different processes within the organization. It is also generally driven by the need to extend/enhance an existing automated business process or the need to introduce an entirely new one.
Enterprise-wide collaboration and sharing of information are nowadays supported by enterprise portals that enrich businesses by providing a multitude of functions. That allows a process-independent and overarching connection of staff, teams and knowledge. Team collaboration is (location independent) cooperation in (virtual) teams enabled by integrated standard tools.
Our services are provided by a wide pool of developers, solution architects, and process and applications consultants with the ability to master large scale complex integration projects.
- Process Integration (EAI)
EAI creates a basis for the conversion of data and commands between the formats of two different applications.
Mobile devices allow new forms of networking to be established. The functions available include e.g. display of current customer information and spare parts availability, time-registration, ordering of materials, etc. The use of mobile solutions results in both a reduction in process costs and an increase in process speeds and flexibility.
Radio-frequency identification enables procedures in goods receipt and goods shipment departments, as well as internal operational material flows, to be tracked and logged rapidly and precisely and be booked in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. RFID increases the value of logistics procedures without the need for manual intervention.
A rapid and efficient processing of customer orders is often pushed to its limits if various business units within a company or even external partners are all involved in the process. The result can be inadequate customer service, long processing times, processing errors and high costs. Such issues can be countered by carrying out sales of products or replacement parts via a web-based solution.
Portal strategies and portal process consulting
Portal IT architecture / technologies
Portal integration scenarios
- End-to-end business support
- Common infrastructure usage for integrated applications to achieve maximum efficiency
- Rapid reaction to business events, reduction of inventories, shortening of new process cycle times and lowering costs by reusing existing processes and applications and other IT assets
- Possibility to push horizontal processes across vertical applications and across systems
- Simple adding of new package applications and systems without disrupting existing business processes
- Effective operations (role-based and process-oriented)
- Contented staff (a uniform interface for all applications / functions; rapid processing of workflows)
- Integration of systems and people via a single platform
- IBM WebSphere
- Microsoft BizTalk Server
- Microsoft SharePoint
- SAP NetWeaver