Enterprises today are constantly looking at ways to get the most from their existing applications/ systems, whilst wishing to improve performance and cost. Enterprise Application Integration(EAI) enables integration of your disparate enterprise software assets in order to leverage their collective benefits to your business needs. A right EAI implementation helps your organisation achieve various key business goals, such as an increased interaction within disparate systems and departments, increased agility, reduced operational costs, easier enterprise asset management, and overall, an increased return on investment.
An EAI solution not only ensures consistency of information generated across heterogeneous systems, it also makes your enterprise architecture vendor-neutral. A successful EAI implementation reduces the impact of software/vendor changes on your business continuity. EAI also offers a single point of access for multiple integrated applications to reduce learning curve for users and to minimize latencies in the information flow across systems. This, in turn, results in a potential reduction in the operating costs incurred in usage of your enterprise software.
At JKT, we have led numerous successful implementations for our clients with our time-tested EAI solutions approach. JKT provides a range of services woven around facilitating seamless integration between existing application portfolios. Also, we help extend your organisation’s capabilities to integrate its software with its business partners, suppliers, vendors, and customers.
JKT specializes in developing and managing robust EAI solutions. With each EAI project, our EAI solution experts collaborate to identify key business goals, define the optimal solution, and manage the project through to a successful implementation with a thorough understanding of industry standards, best practices, and technology. As a result, we help our customers in lowering down the cost of ownership and time-to-market for their new applications.
EAI solution architecture and design:
In order to leverage EAI benefits, our EAI architects and specialists help you with a comprehensive design, architecture and plan of your potential EAI solution. This begins with an analysis of your organisation’s EAI readiness, followed by laying out a complete strategy using the best design practices. The focus of this activity is to establish an integration roadmap and integration architecture draft for the enterprise
Third-party EAI Product Evaluations:
As a result of continuous innovation, several EAI products have evolved over last few years. However, it’s often a challenging task to identify the EAI product that best addresses your business needs. Such a selection requires a careful analysis of all the potential candidates on various parameters including:
- Integration needs
- Available interfacing and data communication methods and modes
- Suitability for targeted business domain (s)
- Features and capability to execute
- Implementation and licensing costs
- Performance and scalability
- Availability of technical support and expertise
- Hardware/infrastructure requirements and cost
- Maintenance requirements and cost
Our EAI experts help set up the selection criteria based on integration needs, domains (for eg. healthcare, retail and banking) and priorities, obtain product information from different sources, evaluate products, recommend best-fit product for purpose, and confirm product capabilities.
Intra-Organisation and Inter-Organisation Systems Integration:
One of primary objectives of an EAI solution is to integrate your legacy software applications with the modern applications. In many organisations, there exist barriers amongst various systems that do not support interchange of data across those specific system boundaries. However, for an overall optimal working of the intra-organisation and inter-organisation systems, integration of disparate systems (including legacy and modern) is really crucial. In addition to the cost savings, it also increases the organisation’s capability to carry out end-to-end tasks in a much more efficient and quicker fashion. We at JKT enable our customers make use of the efficient middleware and other data communication technologies to ensure that:
- The integrated applications become responsible for an end-to-end business process
- Data communication is completely reliable
- There are no SPOF’s (Single Point of Failure) within the integrated environment
- Organisation gets benefited from cost savings on additional licensing, operational, and maintenance of software systems and components
Enabling SOA through Enterprise Service Bus (ESB):
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a set of principles and methodologies for designing and developing software in the form of reusable 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 various purposes. SOA-based architecture is currently adopted using an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), a method that is increasingly gaining acceptance. An ESB provides a non-proprietary integration backbone for applications and services to communicate with each other, providing messaging, message brokering, and service orchestration services using industry standards. JKT has extensive experience in developing, deploying, and governing SOA based EAI implementations using an array of technology platforms, open-source as well as proprietary software, such as Fuse ESB, Sonic ESB and Apache Camel, CXF, Axis 2.
EAI Competence Setup:
One of the goals of EAI is to enable a better and closer translation of business requirements into technical solutions. Generally, the business users are the best people to understand the business requirements. However, the task of implementing these business requirements in software lies with the developers who might not have the most accurate understanding of the business requirements.
This is why many EAI products allow business users to define the process-level business requirements, which can be easier understood by the developers. However, such business users and the developers need to gain competence in using the EAI software as well. JKT assists our clients by helping them build competence amongst their internal business and technical staff. We also help them reinforce the use of the best practices associated with their EAI solution.
EAI Production Support and Maintenance:
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- Highest round-the-clock performance
- Maximum availability
- Minimum turnaround time
We employ a pool of EAI experts under our AMS (Application Management Services) division, who are available on a 24×7 basis to ensure that your systems run seamlessly round the clock. These experts are equipped with the skills required to troubleshoot and resolve all issues associated with a typical EAI environment. JKT’s EAI maintenance team complies with the practices recommended by ITIL and follows a well-defined framework for responding to the support issues of all priorities and severity levels.