Service-Oriented Architecture

Rapid change that affects bottom lines is influencing companies to become more agile and flexible. Increased competition and the need to respond quickly to the marketplace are causing organizations to scrutinize processes and systems that depend on IT.

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a business and technical approach that enables companies to move forward with their business initiatives supported by technology rather than being limited by IT. SOA enables users and systems (consumers) to use applications (services) made available on a computer network. SOA is not a single technology, but it is an architectural style for integrating business software applications (custom, ERP, legacy, Open Source or vendor supplied). SOA focuses on loosely coupled services, automated end-to-end business processes, and reusing existing IT systems resources based on open standards.

SOA provides the means to deliver integrated business applications in a timely fashion with the least amount of intervention to change application code or structure. SOA delivers real, tangible business value.

The BIPRO Difference

BIPRO has a full range of services and world-class expertise to drive your SOA program to meet current and future business needs. Our services include:

  • SOA Readiness Assessment
  • SOA Strategy and implementation Roadmap
  • Enterprise Integration using SOA
  • SOA Implementation
  • Legacy Modernization and Migration using SOA

BIPRO is uniquely positioned to aid customers in building and integrating efficient and cost-effective enterprise IT solutions. We have several flexible options for customers to evaluate and, if desired, implement a SOA solution for their organization:

  • Discovery – A one to two day visit to your site to obtain a “snapshot” of your current business and IT position
  • Assessment/Planning – A 6 to 12 week engagement that involves interviews with key IT and business stakeholders, reviewing documentation, and holding Joint Application Development (JAD) sessions to identify business requirements and objectives. The end result is a SOA Roadmap that defines your SOA Strategy
  • Implementation – Local experts take the results of the SOA Assessment and Roadmap and drive the SOA initiative, which may include business process re-engineering, organizational and behavioral models, and upgrading enterprise architecture
  • Support – Local experts maintain a strong relationship with you, providing knowledge transfer and support, and nurturing independence.