Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a set of principles and best practices based on exposing data and system functionality as business services. The overriding goal of this evolutionary approach is Agility. SOA recognizes that both the software development lifecycle and The Business are in a constant state of change. SOA embraces change by allowing services to be developed, orchestrated and exposed through standard and intuitive interface contracts. Success is often measured by how fast a business can change!
What we offer
Online Business Systems has adopted the SOA approach across all of our service offerings. Our consultants are trained in the principles and best practices and we leverage them wherever possible.
The following SOA service offerings are available to your organization and are delivered in conjunction with our SOA Certified ZapThink Architects:
- SOA Blueprint
- SOA Executive Training
What you achieve
- Built for Change – Invest in the design and development of services upfront so that when change happens, the impact to the business and the solution is minimized.
- Business and IT Alignment – Emphasis on the collaborative design and development of solutions with business involvement throughout the software development lifecycle.
- Loose Coupling – Adherence to the design of service interfaces and test scenarios prior to service development. This ensures systems are loosely coupled and allows for the replacement/upgrade of systems without impacting the ‘other side’ of the contract.
- Agile Methodology – Recognition that the traditional waterfall methodology with its emphasis on developing to static requirements is not realistic.
- Legacy Service Enablement – Leverage existing software/systems by avoiding the "rip and replace" mentality. Instead, expose existing legacy system functionality through a reusable services layer.
- Standards – Adoption and adherence to standards such as Web Services, XML and industry domain models to ensure every service is not only reusable but is actually reused to the maximum extent possible.