“The unrestricted sharing of data and business processes among any connected application or data sources in the enterprise.” (Gartner)
During the last decade, companies have invested heavily in installing Enterprise Application software. Today enterprises keep sales data in their ERP system, client-specific information in their CRM system, while product stock availability is maintained in their Warehouse application. Add to the above more applications, such as SCM, HRM, etc, and you have a set of agile, modern applications, built on the latest technologies, but operating as independent ‘silos’ of information.
Enter Enterprise Application Integration, where Client-specific information (from the CRM) and a list with products in high stock (from the Warehouse application) can be combined for generating attractive offerings targeted to specific customer-profiles. In a single step the stock is lowered, customer satisfaction is raised and higher sales (depicted in the ERP) is the final result. Under the Enterprise Application Integration approach, an Enterprise Data or Service Bus is created, through which data are made available among different content and business processes, allowing the enterprise to operate on ‘business intelligence’ rather than on single-dimension ‘corporate data’.
Enter Technopolis S.A., a company with extensive experience in undertaking large-scale Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) projects. Having solidly invested in EAI for more than 10 years, not only in adopting the underlying enabling technologies, but in acquiring the necessary business know-how as well, Technopolis S.A. can provide high-grade, low-cost, bespoke EAI solutions to its customers, thus assisting them in accomplishing the competitive advantage they desire.
Designing each project in the fullest detail, Technopolis S.A. will apply all necessary technologies to deliver an integrated environment where information will flow securely and seamlessly between different back-office systems, wil be made available to every ‘delivery point’ required and integrated into usefull services to end -users. These technologies include:
- The J2EE / J2RE presentation and application environment, with the use of reusable code (servlets / portlets, etc).
- Middleware, such as message-oriented middleware (MOM)
- Data representation independence through the use of XML
- Web services, such as service-oriented architecture and Web Services Description Language (WSDL) over Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
The above is not a ‘wishful thinking’ but, as mission-critical business projects already completed through the above mentioned technologies designate, an experience and ability your company can build upon.
A brief list of EAI projects by Technopolis S.A. include:
- Corporate intranets for Germanos (Greece / Bulgaria / Romania)
- Intranet applications for Mercedes Benz Hellas
- Renewals & Retention (R2) application for COSMOTE
- New Enterprise Platform for application integration at ACS A.E.