Offshore Application Integration
Almost all Fortune 2000 companies are planning several
major IT projects in the next several years. Some of
them will include Online E-Commerce, B2B, B2C, integration
of new with existing ERP systems, acquisitions or redesign
changes, business intelligence, CRM and mobile solutions.
Most of these new systems will be implemented using the
data of todays legacy systems, which leads to
integration of these applications.
Application Integation cost can be dividied in three
- Architecture cost from
integration development, execution and operational environment
set up. It includes the license, new hardware and implementation
- Integration cost from development
of the number of interfaces and communications between
- Operating cost from on-going
maintenance of the EAI system.
Why companies integrate their applications?
To support their business workflows and data exchange
across several applications, companies need to integrate
these applications. The main goal is to provide scalable
and reliable data exchange between multiple enterprise
applications with functions across multiple software
packages with flexibility in using accounting software,
CRM or E-Commerce package that suits the company' needs.
Maxpro, Inc offsore development
service and solutions to clients are centered on our
Web Services expertise.
There is typically three reasons
in using application integration tools over using
1. Evolving technology. Using
application integration tools would easy the pain in
performing the work in comparing in using APIs.
2. Maintenance of the integration
of the existing applications. It takes too long to maintain
integration of application than use an EAI tool.
3. Scalability of your corporate
solution. When your company solution evolves, it's too
difficult to use API in comparing a EAI tool. A typical
API merely allows to implement a full featured communication
exchnange with a third party application or component.
From other side a suite of EAI services performs event
exchange, routing, connectivities, and business workflows
Below is a solution from Sun Microsystems - J2EE(TM)
Connector Architecture that specifies a standard architecture
for accessing resources in diverse Enterprise Information
An example of integration portal with other applications
(CRM, ERP, Legacy, etc).