Over the past decade, IT professionals have experienced a large shift in workplace functionality and technological requirements. The traditional legacy methods implemented can no longer keep up with business user demand for higher levels of application integration.
IT professionals are continually challenged to keep up with the rapid pace of technology and innovation. As business users take control of their application integration needs, corporate IT must adapt their traditional software integration approach to safely empower citizen integration.
According to Gartner, approximately 45 percent of organizations have bimodal IT capabilities currently, and by 2017, 75 percent of IT organizations will have this capability.
Adeptia provides a rich B2B Trading Partner Management platform as part its B2B Integration Suite that allows companies to exchange and integrate EDI and non-EDI messages with ease.
The integration software space has seen little innovation over the past 15 years as solutions have consistently been designed for engineers using developer tools. However, end users need a solution that moves at the speed of business, the pace of which has exponentially increased in recent years thanks to the rapid proliferation of technologies like cloud, mobile and social that enable business users to accomplish their jobs more quickly and efficiently.
In Adeptia’s hybrid integration option, the Web Service Provider interface functions as a centralized SOA Repository for discovering and managing all the published services. This repository provides a catalog of services with details such as:
- Service Name and its purpose
- Operations defined in a service along with their definitions and rules
- SOAP or REST definitions of the methods supported in the services
- Ability to discover a correct service for your SOA implementation
- Security Policies associated with the service describing authentication and encryption requirements
Advantage of the services catalog is that it provides a framework for applications to communicate with other systems or data repositories in order to achieve seamless integration.
The IT industry has reached a critical juncture. Numerous and equally diverse applications are available to business users to help them more quickly and efficiently get their jobs done—whether that entails onboarding new customers, managing partner networks or seamless cloud integration, and everything in between.
Traditionally, IT professionals have overseen the management of application integration. However, the rise and proliferation of cloud, mobile and social technologies have given birth to a new breed of business users, coined “citizen integrators” by Gartner.
On December 8-10 2014, in Las Vegas, come see us as we show off some of our latest innovations at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit!
History has proven time and time again: businesses that fail to innovate will ultimately cease to exist. However, innovation doesn’t only take place on a product or offering level; successful organizations are those that proactively embrace innovation in order to address the evolving needs of business users.