Online’s Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) method, part of our ROAD family of IT methodologies, provides an innovative approach to using Service-Oriented Architectures to align your IT systems with your business needs. Whether you are building a set of services to integrate applications, a new business application with a service orientation, or are replacing a legacy platform, our SOA methodology provides the methods and techniques you need to be successful.
Based on Online’s ten years of experience in Enterprise Application Integration in complex, multi-platform environments, our SOA method bridges the gap between business understanding and IT architecture. Along with Online’s Business Process Management (BPM) practice, our SOA method allows you to understand, optimize, and automate your business processes, and achieve a style of application integration that enables your systems to evolve at the pace that is needed.
Our SOA method provides a low risk, phased approach for implementing service-oriented solutions. It draws on core techniques and experience in our Business Process Management, Enterprise Application Integration, and Rapid Online Application Development (ROAD) methods. It uses industry-standard UML modeling tools and techniques to unify the business process-based view familiar to your business users with the object-centric view with which today’s IT systems are constructed. Business and IT are aligned. The result is a solution designed to facilitate your current and future business processes, and constructed to integrate the diverse platforms of you and your business partners.