Our expertise covers the full life-cycle of SOA-based integrations:
- Business requirements analysis
- SOA Planning & Transformation Services
- IT architecture transformation
- Solution design & architecture
- SOA Implementation
- Implementation of middleware platform (enterprise service bus & process orchestration)
- Application & data integration
- Development of application interfaces
- Support & maintenance
- SOA Governance
- Architecture Guidelines
- Service Repository
- Operations & monitoring
- Release Management
Service-oriented architecture (SOA)is a set of principles and methodologies for designing and developing software in the form of interoperable services. These services are well-defined business functionalities that are built as software components (discrete pieces of code and/or data structures) that can be reused for different purposes.
SOA helps organizations transforming their business processes for high performance by simplifying the underlying IT systems.
Nowadays companies are too often facing problems where their old architectural approaches are limiting their potential growth as they cannot be simply replaced by new ones or upgraded. Service-oriented approach gives existing systems the flexibility and agility to respond to a business needs swiftly. The obvious benefits of SOA approach are the following:
Service-oriented architectures allow organizations to respond quickly to new business imperatives, develop distinctive new capabilities and reuse existing services for true responsiveness, thus increasing business and IT alignment.
Service-oriented architectures suggest the reuse of existing assets, increasing efficiency and reducing application development costs. They also enable IT systems to quickly leverage the most readily available code bases and services from across any organization.
Since SOA provides a foundation for higher performance and shorter time-to-market, value and increased ROI are to be found in all the projects that SOA enables.
For IT organizations, SOA benefits are the following:
Simpler systems, due to the fact that SOA systems are based on industry standards and can reduce complexity when compared with integrating systems on a solution-by-solution basis. They also enable future applications to interact seamlessly with existing standards-based services.
Lower maintenance cost: Simplicity and ease-of-maintenance reduce support cost. In addition SOA also allows IT staff to concentrate on future projects rather than the past.
Enhanced architectural flexibility, as SOA enables companies building next-generation composite solutions. Such performance-driven solutions consolidate numerous business processes from multiple systems in a simple user interface.
Lower integration costs: SOA makes it possible for organizations to develop, implement and reuse processes that are technically enabled and integrated through the use of Web services standards such as XML, SOAP and WSDL.