Application Integration (ESB)

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Application Integration (ESB)

Adeptia Connect is a comprehensive Application Integration Service/and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) software product designed to enable business users to integrate any application with any data at any location. It frees data integrators and other technical experts to devote their time to more high-value tasks.

Adeptia Connect is a proven enterprise application integration platform recognized by leading analysts and experts and used by hundreds of companies in mission-critical initiatives. Adeptia’s application integration services solution combines a service-oriented architecture (SOA) with process orchestration to offer a powerful ESB application that quickly and easily automates data flows and connects applications in the cloud and on-premises. In other words,

Adeptia’s enterprise application integration platforms seamlessly support cloud integration, enabling businesses to connect and synchronize data between cloud applications, on-premises systems, and trading partners for improved agility and scalability.


Rapidly Complete Application-Specific Integrations

Adeptia’s enterprise application integration platform software enables customers to rapidly complete application-specific integrations with a “configure, not code” approach. By using a wizard-driven approach and pre-configured templates, rather than starting from scratch with complex software tools and writing many lines of code, businesses complete business-critical projects in days rather than months. With the support of our enterprise application integration platforms, you can easily decrease the onboarding time by 80 percent.

Adeptia provides a compelling new approach to enterprise integration that focuses not just on moving data about. Instead, Adeptia’s integration platform goes beyond that in seeking to automate the business processes around that integration step. This “business process integration” approach helps enterprises gain never-before-seen efficiencies by automating key processes and removing manual or redundant steps.

App Integration – Components

App Integration – Components

Adeptia’s ESB software solution has the following key components:

  • Design Studio: A web browser-based collaborative environment for IT staff and business analysts to design, configure, and manage data flows.
  • Services Repository: A Services Oriented Architecture (SOA)-based library of reusable objects such as data flows, schemas, mapping rules, workflow tasks, and web service components created using the Design Studio.
  • Process Execution Engine: A run-time component that triggers, manages, routes, and tracks the running of data flows.

Adeptia offers IT staff a simple way to deliver complex process-based integration services for businesses’ changing needs. This enterprise-class software enables companies to leverage the Internet by deploying comprehensive enterprise processes that link partners, suppliers, and customers. Based on API, JAVA, and XML technology, Adeptia’s ESB software solution combines powerful data transport functionality with comprehensive data mapping and transformation capabilities, perfectly suited for Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), data integration, and B2B integration scenarios. Adeptia’s ESB software integration tool empowers companies to leverage their internal APIs and deliver significant value to their business processes. With its robust integration capabilities, the software seamlessly connects disparate systems, applications, and data sources, enabling efficient communication and data exchange. By utilizing internal APIs, companies can unlock the potential of their existing systems and assets, enabling them to build innovative solutions and enhance operational efficiency. Adeptia’s ESB software integration tool provides the necessary tools and functionalities to orchestrate complex workflows, automate processes, and ensure seamless integration across the organization. This empowers companies to streamline operations, improve data visibility, and deliver value by leveraging their internal APIs effectively.

Key Features

Features and Functionality

Adeptia’s solution offers all the features and functionality  one would need in a complete process-centric, SOA-based application integration solution. This includes the following capabilities:

Pre-Built Data Integration Template

Adeptia Connect is an application for both business users and IT staff. The pre-built Data Integration Template feature enables business users to create simple app-A to app-B connections using pre-configured connectors made available by the IT staff. With this template, users can complete a transaction through a wizard wherein they define the required parameters, and then select the applications and databases they want to connect.

Web Services and APIs

Adeptia provides comprehensive support for web services, including the ability to use any web service as a task in a process flow. Also, a web service in Adeptia Connect can be published as a process flow by using the Publish-WS capability. Adeptia supports both REST and SOAP web services.

Web-Based Data Mapper

A graphical tool that makes it easy to configure data transformation, mapping, validation, and cleansing rules to process information. Complex rules can be easily specified without writing any code. Data Mapper supports any-to-any mapping, meaning transformation rules can be applied where sources and targets are in different formats.

This tool includes a library of functions that can be pre-created, then reused. Data Mapper also has a “preview” capability to see the source and target data. At the same time, the rules are being specified, enabling verification that the mapping rules are being defined correctly.

This tool’s Artificial Intelligence-based Data Mapping (AIMap) capability reduces the effort required to configure data mapping rules. Read here for more information about AIMap.

Web Process Designer

A graphical process design web interface for creating process flows. IT staff uses its simple drag-and-drop interface to quickly design processes and data flows and implement business rules. Developers directly implement these processes for execution by creating and populating each service task in the process flow.

Process Engine

A powerful, full-featured orchestration engine for automated process execution. Its support for decision nodes, sub-processes, exception handling, forks and joins, loops, and long-running transactions enables the execution of process flows of almost any complexity. Process Engine supports the concept of transactional execution using Java Transaction API (JTA), and directly executes the PF XML generated by the Process Designer.

Web Forms

These can be created easily and without code. Dynamic, AJAX-based forms are offered, which include support for instantaneous validations, sophisticated layouts, and dynamic behavior. These forms can be used either as a source in a transaction/template or published as a web page in the submenu of any tab.


The dashboard and reporting engine is wizard-driven to enable the quick design of real-time metrics dashboards and reports. Adeptia Connect saves all logs and process data in a database for archival. Pre-built reports are included that help you analyze run-time process metrics to review the performance of processes and identify resource or personnel bottlenecks.

Portal Functionality

The management of users and roles and relationships, as well as permissions-based access and secure login access, are some of the capabilities included in this solution.

Real-Time and Batch Triggers

These triggers provide you with flexibility in determining how the implemented integration solutions (data flows) will be executed. These can be simple scheduled triggers to run certain data flows at specific times or real-time triggers that execute data flows based on certain events, such as a file being dropped in an FTP folder or an email being received.


Available in this solution via custom service plug-ins. Any existing external programs in any programming language can be plugged-in as a service to the Adeptia Connect and can be reused at any time within data flows. This enables the IT teams to leverage their existing work and move their existing interfaces to a “services-based” solution wherein everything can be centrally managed.

Rules-Based Routing

Helps you specify complex data flows with complex rules so the routing of data, workflow tasks, and information can be effected automatically in the process flows at run-time.


Key Benefits of Adeptia Connect

Adeptia’s application integration capabilities enable IT departments to be more productive and responsive to the needs of the business. Some of the main benefits of Adeptia’s solution include:

  • Increased IT efficiency
    • Empowers self-service integration by business users for simpler use cases
    • Enables IT staff to provide self-service capability for business users to perform integration operations
  • Increased productivity
    • Automation reduces manual steps and processing time
    • Automated exception handling and routing of data and errors increases productivity
  • Faster Time to Market
    • Because connections can be created in hours, integration projects can be completed sooner, delivering speed-to-market.
    • Codeless approach simplifies long-run connection creation process
  • Rapid, Efficient Development
    • Unmatched flexibility – can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud as an integration-as-a-service platform
    • Includes pre-built connectors for SaaS applications, CRM, ERP, customer support systems, all major databases, flat-files, Web Services, messaging systems, and more
  • Simple Monitoring and Management
    • Web-based management and administration
    • Proactive alerts and notifications of data and connectivity errors
  • Easy maintenance
    • Up to 80 percent lower maintenance costs vs. traditional integration developer tool alternatives
    • Single installer and package remove the need to maintain multiple components (hardware, web servers, databases, integration brokers, etc.)
Problems Solved

Addressing Almost Any Type of Data Integration Need

Adeptia’s application integration and ESB software rapidly connect various applications and endpoints while complementing existing integration technologies. Companies in a wide range of industries – finance, manufacturing, retail, consumer packaged goods, energy, transportation, and logistics – use Adeptia’s solution to solve application integration challenges, including:

  • Enterprise Application Integration (EAI): Adeptia is perfectly suited for application integration scenarios commonly found when connecting interfaces between various back-end systems and databases. Adeptia can act as an Integration Broker and connect with any message queue or Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) using the built-in JMS protocol to exchange transactional or bulk messages.
  • APIs and Services SOA Enablement: Many organizations have initiatives to extend their investments in legacy applications by creating a services layer of Application Program Interfaces (APIs) as a front-end. Adeptia’s solution provides all the functionality to create a rich web services API layer and facilitate API management.
  • Cloud or Software as a Service (SaaS) Integration: As enterprises increasingly use cloud-based applications, those applications must work seamlessly with other legacy applications. The ESB capabilities of Adeptia’s solution are ideally suited for connecting cloud applications with on-premises applications and databases.
  • Integration Middleware: Adeptia’s solution is ideal for SOA integration middleware because of its services repository, where all the services and data flows can be created, managed, and tracked from a single web-based interface.
  • Business Process Integration: Adeptia’s Enterprise Service Bus capabilities are ideal for automating the complete business processes around any application integration need. With its unique process automation capability, Adeptia’s solution can orchestrate and synchronize real-time data between your enterprise and cloud applications. Use cases include:
    • Order to Cash integration between CRM, ERP, warehousing, and financial systems
    • Billings, Bookings, and Backlog visibility from ERP to CRM
    • Candidate information from HCM to recruiting systems
    • Employee payroll data from HCM to payroll systems
    • Pricing and product catalog information between ERP and customer portals
    • POs, shipping notices, and payments with suppliers
    • Repair and warranty information between call centers and customer portals
    • 360° view of customer and product across ERP, CRM, and call center applications

Application Integration (ESB) Architecture and Design Patterns

Using an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) model for your application integration solutions is recommended when you have multiple business applications, data repositories, and data consumers that need to talk to each other through a service layer that contains the rules and a common framework on how to communicate between those entities.

Adeptia’s solution combines services-oriented architecture (SOA) with process orchestration to offer a powerful ESB application that quickly and easily automates data flows and connects applications in the cloud and on-premises.

Adeptia Architectural ESB

It provides a seamless process of using connections from the services layer to get the data from any application whenever and wherever it is needed to facilitate business functions. Applications talk to the services layer and not directly to the underlying systems.

For example, a service bus that provides a patient’s insurance coverage can be called by any application, such as a Claims Management System or a Policy Underwriting System, or an Agency Management System, to view or update an insurance policy as part of a business function performed by an end-user. Thus, all these applications would use one common service to get patient data. Similarly, there would be additional common services in your ESB layer that provide specific business data by connecting to the underlying systems.

Read more about the key features of Adeptia Application Integration (ESB) Architecture here.

Read more about ESB Design Patterns by Use Case here.

Sander van Loosbroek

Adeptia has proved to be a robust and versatile solution that we continue to integrate with different aspects of our business. Pricing was an important aspect of this investment and Adeptia exceeded our expectations in both performance and value for money.

Sander van Loosbroek

Chief Technology Officer, EPM

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