Enterprise Integration

As technology evolves, the number of enterprise applications and data systems multiply quickly. Organizations must look to implement new systems to keep pace with innovation yet continue to support and maintain existing systems. As a result, most environments include a number of systems not designed to interoperate. Solution = Integration.

Openix Solutions used several integration methodologies – EDI, EAI, SOA/Web services and Web integration so that our clients across different industries can find the solution that best suits their needs.

Working together, we can:

· Eliminate high-cost point-to-point programming for integration

· Eliminate labor-intensive manual processes

· Eliminate system errors and inefficiencies.

· Maintain and improve existing system investments

· Avoid re-engineering, migrating, or buying new information systems

· Substantially reduce IT and operational costs

EDI – Electronic Data Interchange

Widely used in several industries, EDI is a set of interoperability standards that enable organizations to utilize a fast, reliable, standardized, cost friendly system to exchange data. EDI also allows organizations to facilitate accurate data management and analytics.

Non-proprietary EDI messages/documents are standardized transactions such as ANSI ASC X12 in the U.S. and UN/EDIFACT internationally.

EAI – Enterprise Application Integration

Enterprise application integration is an integration framework composed of a collection of technologies and services which form a middleware or "middleware framework" to enable integration of systems and applications across an enterprise. The various systems that need to be linked together may reside on different operating systems, use different database solutions or languages, different formats, or may be legacy systems that are no longer supported by the vendor. 

The EAI experts at Openix Solutions work closely with clients to determine their specific integration needs and design an EAI infrastructure most suited to meet those needs.

Web Integration

Web integration is a distinct category because of the unique characteristics of Web interfaces and applications. Openix Solution experts are highly skilled in the use of Microsoft .NET for web integration and presentation of data and business logic in web applications. These applications can enable organizations to create powerful new applications, capable of incorporating data from any system (in the backend).

Web Services/SOA

Web services/service-oriented architecture (SOA) is now widely used by most industries. Web services utilize the data/metadata model (eg. web programming languages such as HTML and JavaScript). In a Web service, metadata instructs systems to process data “payloads” in specific ways (for example: submitting an name(s) into a specific field within a database or application). Most enterprise systems can now support web services standards – SOAP, WSDL, REST, HTTP, etc. This enables these systems to communicate and interoperate.

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