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Enterprises are increasingly feeling the need for shorter lead time for decision making, the need to extract and present KPI (Key Performance Indicators) to management, and the need for enhanced response capability. These business needs are not in sync with the technological challenges such as the presence of heterogeneous technologies and disparate enterprise systems (e.g., ERP, SCM, CRM, etc.). This situation gets complicated with the increasing number of mergers and acquisitions resulting in the various business units within an enterprise having their own data warehouses. Adding to this is the increasing number of users inside and outside the enterprise who need real-time access to information. In such a scenario, an EDD (Enterprise Digital Dashboard) would improve the lead time and quality of decision making by extracting and generating KPIs from enterprise sof... (more)

SOA-Based Inter-Organizational Architectural Framework For B2B Marketplaces

B2B marketplaces facilitate efficient search and transactions by offering services such as buyer/supplier and product/services searches and transactions such as procurement and asset disposal. Besides their market making functions, marketplaces also offer integration services such as supply chain and ERP integration and have allied with various firms to offer value-added services such as vendor ratings, logistics, and payment processing. B2B marketplaces differ from traditional marketplaces in offering increased personalization and customization of products and aggregating and d... (more)

The Business Value of SOA-Based Agile IT Architectures

Agile IT systems are systems that are malleable enough to address business uncertainties. Such systems can effectively respond to internal and external stimuli in a very short period of time. Flexible IT systems imply that the IT architecture underlying them is itself flexible and lends itself to incorporating changes in a dynamic fashion. Architectural approaches such as Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) are transforming the way IT systems are designed by bringing in a high degree of reuse and loose coupling of applications. IT architectures include the technology, strategies... (more)

SOA Enables B2B Marketplace Creation

The technology adoption trend is shifting to a scenario where the customers of a B2B marketplace need interoperability not only with the B2B marketplace, but also with the third-party service providers. Hence the B2B marketplace must be able to offer a single-point source for inter-organizational commerce in a flexible manner. SOA enabled with Web services shows promise in enabling inter-organizational commerce at reduced cost by leveraging existing investment in legacy systems and thereby increased efficiency for these enterprises. Web services increase flexibility by offering t... (more)