In the past, full efficiency was almost impossible for most manufacturing sites thanks to lack of integration between plant systems and business systems. But that?s changing now, with the advent of enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA). SOA allows you to change and improve your processes without expensive IT integration projects. Learn about the business opportunities SOA can create for you.
Related to Enterprise SOA: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), SAP, Manufacturing
In order to meet the increasing need to extend services around the world, companies must be able to consolidate data centers and business applications while adhering to compliance rules and security regulations. While SAP addresses these business needs through its enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions, the question of how to test these global enterprise SOA deployments still needs to be answered.
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Traditionally, utilities have leveraged robust meter, network, and customer service infrastructures. These technologies served the needs of largely regulated energy and utility markets characterized by price regulations, easy access to energy resources, and sufficient infrastructure capacity. There are few examples of 'old' technologies that make such a compelling argument against replacement. All that?s about to change.
Related to Enterprise SOA: Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), SAP, Utilities
Accessing more real-time intelligence can give your company the flexibility and agility to win in the marketplace. However, multiple and disparate data systems, lengthy integration cycles, and isolated business processes may well be standing in your way. The question then becomes ?What kind of IT platform is going to give me the kind of information I really need to have??
Related to Enterprise SOA: Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), JustSystems, Management of Companies and Enterprises
Company employees, business partners, and customers all demand secure and low-response-time access to business applications?from wherever they are. While SAP addresses this need through its enterprise service-oriented architecture (SOA) solution, when security features are added the application response time is slower. So what?s the best way to test global SOA deployments? Read this white paper to find out.
Related to Enterprise SOA: Application Server, Asset Management, Business Intelligence (BI), Data and Application Distribution, Database Management System (DBMS), Electronic Distribution and Storage, IT Asset Management (ITAM), LAN and WAN, Message-Oriented, Mobile Commerce, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Storage Area Network (SAN), Shunra Software, Finance and Insurance, Manufacturing, Retail Trade
IT managers realize that service-oriented architecture (SOA) projects are no longer an ?if??they?re a ?when.? SOA can help achieve your number-one goal: aligning IT with business. If you?re in the consideration and planning stage, you?ll need some practical strategies for a business-driven SOA deployment. Find out how packaged solutions can accelerate SOA deployments, ease the burden of SOA management, and more.
Related to Enterprise SOA: Data Management and Analysis, IT Infrastructure, IT Monitoring and Management, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), SAP
Managing growth is a monumental undertaking?and one that Valero Energy Corporation has mastered. But as one of the largest oil refinery companies in North America, with revenues exceeding $90 billion (USD), the company needed to find a way to fit new applications into its existing infrastructure in a quick and cost-effective manner. By switching to SAP?s NetWeaver platform, Valero saved $480,000 (USD) in the first month.
Related to Enterprise SOA: Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management and Analysis, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), IT Asset Management (ITAM), IT Infrastructure, IT Monitoring and Management, Networking, Outsourcing, Process Control (HMI-SCADA), SAP, Finance and Insurance, Information, Manufacturing
Today?s data transmission departments are battling for budget and relevance. Moving files and ensuring delivery is getting tougher every day. To successfully deliver data to an increasing number of target platforms and meet rising customer expectations, leading companies are adopting service-oriented architectures (SOAs) and upgrading their file transfer departments into data transmission services. Find out more.
Related to Enterprise SOA: Best Practices, Consulting and Services, Data Entry, Database Administration, Database Migration and Conversion, File Management, File Transfer Server (S/FTP), IT Infrastructure, Managed Data Network Services, Managed Electronic Transaction Services, Migration and Version Maintenance Services, Network Management, Return on Investment (ROI), Security, Server, Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web Server Management, Sterling Commerce, an AT&T company
While different business strategies have been used to insulate firms from change, chief executive officers (CEOs) are beginning to see that their companies need to become more agile in making changes to strategy, operations, and products. But turning agility from a buzzword into a business capability means measuring and managing your ability to change. Find out how CEOs can take the lead in defining what agility means.
Related to Enterprise SOA: Change Management, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)/Balanced Scorecard, Management Practices, Move, Add, Change Management, Strategy, SAP
IT investment continues to grow, as do the solutions that are funded by it. So far, this growth has contributed more to complexity than simplification. Standardizing on enterprise solutions can help companies manage this complexity and focus on their number-one priority: enabling business intelligence (BI). The use cases presented in this whitepaper highlight ways that your company can benefit from standardization.
Related to Enterprise SOA: Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management and Analysis, SAP
Today more than ever, retailers are faced with the challenges of selling locally while competing globally. To be successful, they must provide a shopping experience that inspires customer loyalty. Retailers that understand their customers? shopping habits can build strategic global supply chains that anticipate demand. One way to achieve this is with a scalable technology platform based on industry standards.
Related to Enterprise SOA: Business-to-Consumer Web Sales, Communications, Infrastructure, and Transportation Planning, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Service and Support, Data Management and Analysis, Demand Management, E-commerce, Electronic Marketplace, IT Infrastructure, Marketing Automation, Practices and Business Issues, Production and Supply Planning, Sales Force Automation (SFA), Supply Chain Event Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Supply Chain Optimization, Warehouse Management System (WMS), SAP, Manufacturing, Retail Trade
Issues of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) affect nearly everything life sciences companies do. But you shouldn?t approach GRC in an ad hoc manner?implementing point solutions one after another in response to regulatory demands as they arise. This is inefficient and costly?and may result in non-compliance, due to lack of transparency. Learn how an enterprise-wide GRC approach to compliance management can help.
Related to Enterprise SOA: Business Process Management, Compliance Management, Compliance Management/Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Government and Legal, International Trade Logistics (ITL), Management Practices, Regulatory and Compliance, Risk Management, SAP
Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) issues are hot topics today, thanks to high-profile stories about companies that failed to meet regulatory requirements. In each case, executives were held accountable, stock prices dropped, and brand image suffered. Find out about cross-enterprise GRC solutions that can make it easier to monitor compliance and risk effectively, and adjust to changing regulatory mandates.
Related to Enterprise SOA: Accounting and Financial Management, Compliance Management/Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Regulatory and Compliance, Risk Management, SAP
Business-to-business (B2B) gateway solutions have matured to the point where they can support a wide range of projects. However, there are still functional differences?including product maturity, service-oriented architecture (SOA) enablement, architectural coherence, and community management?among competing solutions. Find out who the leaders, challengers, visionaries, and niche players are in the B2B gateway market.
Related to Enterprise SOA: Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), IT Infrastructure, Middleware, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Systems Integration, Sterling Commerce, an AT&T company
Is your enterprise software really making you more competitive? After all, for years you?ve had to make expensive trade-offs between application dependability and manageability?and the sheer computing power required to deliver effortless scalability simply didn?t exist. However, a new type of software environment is successfully and cost-effectively meeting the requirements of today?s most demanding applications.
Related to Enterprise SOA: Emulation and Virtualization, Grid and Utility Computing, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Appistry