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PeopleSoft, Lawson To Resell Integration Tools
Two ERP vendors recently signed agreements to resell integration software from Enterprise Applications Integration vendors.

eai integration methods  players in the marketplace, EAI vendors will need to explore innovative development approaches for creating conduits that join various applications in their many combinations. Partnerships like those of PeopleSoft and Lawson are a step in the right direction. User Recommendations While partnerships such as those mentioned above can save time in getting information about a prospective integration tool, users should not select an integration package based solely on the advice of an ERP or supply chain

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Enterprise Application Integration - the Latest Trend in Getting Value from Data


Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) is one of the hot-button issues in IT for the Year 2000. Information Week Research's survey of 300 technology managers showed nearly 75% of respondents said EAI is a planned project for their IT departments in the coming year. According to a survey conducted by Bank Boston, the market for EAI is expected to be $50 Billion USD by 2001. However, successful EAI requires a careful combination of a middleware framework, distributed object technologies, and custom consulting.

eai integration methods  2000. Look for packaged EAI applications to become more prevalent in the next two years (90% probability). Custom consulting, however, will still be required to wire the middleware together (100% probability.) Vendors in this market space include: Active Software: ActiveWorks Integration System Alier: EnterpriseConnect Auxilium: Info*Engine BEA Systems: WebLogic Candle: Roma Cel Corporation: Celware Constellar: Constellar Hub CrossWorlds Software: CrossWorlds integration applications Extricity Read More

Web 2.0: “Code Free” Siebel Web Service Integration


One of the most challenging areas in any Siebel implementation has traditionally been setting up and maintaining interfaces between Siebel and other back-end systems. However, it is now possible to create a real-time web service interface to other applications from Siebel 7.8 or 8.0, without writing a single line of code.

eai integration methods  before, the Business Service EAI Data Transformation Engine is used. The target Integration Object will likely need to be created, then the data map can translate between the Integration Object that is the output from the last step to an Integration Object that is a structure based on a Siebel Business Object. The source object is the data from the external system. The target object will be based on the Siebel data you are trying to insert or update. This may be the same integration Object that was in Read More

Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now?


Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application Integration in general and EAI in particular.

eai integration methods  prospects. The definition of EAI is amorphous at best, so TEC has sought to take the broadest definition, which is as follows: Enterprise Application Integration is any process, or series of processes, which enables business capabilities through the combination of data and business logic obtained from separate systems. Whether the data is internal, inter-divisional, customer or supplier facing is irrelevant. Vendors can give it whatever term they choose, or sub-divide it into separate applications, but Read More

To BEA or Not to BEA: Is That the Question?


BEA Systems Inc., announced that twelve Business-To-Business and Enterprise Application Integration vendors have teamed with them to provide e-business solutions, as members of their BEA Professional Service Provider Program. These new providers span the United States and the EMEA (Europe-Middle East-Africa) markets, and will leverage their vertical market and e-business expertise to implement the BEA eLink™ suite.

eai integration methods  major players in the EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) space, with an approximate market share of 16.2% (the only player in the market estimated to be larger is IBM, at 21.6%). The trick to EAI is typically consultancy, since every company designs their business processes differently. Despite what many vendors claim, there is no true out-of-box solution, so a strong partnering with consulting firms which are trained in the EAI and B2B arenas is a very wise move. What remains to be seen is Read More

IBM Moves into Enterprise Application Integration


International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) has announced a new release of MQSeries Integrator that should help businesses integrate their applications and improve e-business architectures. IBM’s leadership in message oriented middleware with MQSeries should allow them to take a leadership role in the market in short order.

eai integration methods  immediate presence in the EAI market. User Recommendations Customers evaluating Enterprise Application Integration solutions should include IBM's MQSeries Integrator Version 2 on a short list of candidates. However, if UNIX platform support is required, they should delay the decision until the product comes into general availability. Support for the product on Windows NT is available now. Reference sites using the product in production should be contacted before any decision is made. Read More

6 Reasons Why You Should Care About B2B Integration Technology


What does it matter if your IT department uses FTP, SOAP, REST, or AS/2? How does an ESB impact the business? What s all this talk about SOA? Even the most tech-savvy of supply chain executives can be overwhelmed by the alphabet soup used to integrate business processes. So why should you care? Here’s six reasons.

eai integration methods  Reasons Why You Should Care About B2B Integration Technology What does it matter if your IT department uses FTP, SOAP, REST, or AS/2? How does an ESB impact the business? What s all this talk about SOA? Even the most tech-savvy of supply chain executives can be overwhelmed by the alphabet soup used to integrate business processes. So why should you care? Here’s six reasons. Read More

Informatica PowerCenter 5 Enables Enterprise Data Integration


Informatica Corporation’s Informatica PowerCenter 5 is a platform for integrating data to be deployed in e-Business applications, analytic applications and data warehouses, including a wide range of data sources, from enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems such as SAP R/3 and PeopleSoft, to web logs and Siebel applications. Market validation of its offerings is shown in a record Q4 of 2000, with a 150% increase in revenue over the previous year.

eai integration methods  PowerCenter 5 Enables Enterprise Data Integration Informatica PowerCenter 5 Enables Enterprise Data Integration M. Reed - April 5, 2001 Event Summary Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), a provider of e-Business analytic software, has announced the availability of Informatica PowerCenter 5 , an enterprise data integration platform for the deployment and management of analytic applications and data warehouses. The vendor states that the Informatica PowerCenter 5 suite is designed to be a Read More

Serving up EAM Integration


Integrating systems has created major havoc within enterprises, and gluing together disparate mission-critical business systems from multiple vendors that were never designed to work together is definitely a cause for IT concern.

eai integration methods  not necessarily make earlier EAI technologies obsolete, it does make some types of integration possible that would have otherwise been very complex. In its simplest form, a Web service is a collection of business logic packages that are called upon as needed to support specific business processes. These business logic packages are completely independent of one another, but because they share common technology standards, know exactly how to communicate with one another when invoked within an enterprise or Read More

Curing the Data Integration Migraine


The potential value of centralized data integration is enormous. Once implemented, integration systems promise to deliver more accurate and higher quality data. However, for those who venture into the world of implementation, the promise rarely matches the reality. Avoiding the “data integration migraine” requires careful planning to reduce the risks associated with data relationship, transformation, and map discovery.

eai integration methods  the Data Integration Migraine The potential value of centralized data integration is enormous. Once implemented, integration systems promise to deliver more accurate and higher quality data. However, for those who venture into the world of implementation, the promise rarely matches the reality. Avoiding the “data integration migraine” requires careful planning to reduce the risks associated with data relationship, transformation, and map discovery. Read More

Epicor Announces iScala Integration with Epicor ICE Business Architecture


Epicor Software Corporation announced the latest release of Epicor iScala (version 3.0) enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, featuring integration to the Epicor ICE business architecture. Epicor Software Corporation provides business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations. The integration of Epicor iScala with Epicor ICE will add next

eai integration methods  Announces iScala Integration with Epicor ICE Business Architecture Epicor Software Corporation announced the latest release of Epicor iScala (version 3.0) enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, featuring integration to the Epicor ICE business architecture. Epicor Software Corporation provides business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations. The integration of Epicor iScala with Epicor ICE will add next-generation technologies to the iScala Read More

Data Warehouse vs. Data Mart-Approaches to Implementing a Data Integration Solution


There continues to be a wide variety of different approaches to building a solid data management solution for your organization, and just as many consulting firms across the globe willing to help you build them. However, it’s imperative for each data management solution to specialize to the unique needs of your organization’s business users, across varying functional areas.

eai integration methods  Warehouse vs. Data Mart-Approaches to Implementing a Data Integration Solution There continues to be a wide variety of different approaches to building a solid data management solution for your organization, and just as many consulting firms across the globe willing to help you build them. However, it’s imperative for each data management solution to specialize to the unique needs of your organization’s business users, across varying functional areas. Read More

Importance of MS CRM 4.0 and MS Office Integration




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Data Integration: Creating a Trustworthy Data Foundation for Business Intelligence


Organizations combine their historical data with current data from operational systems to satisfy business intelligence analysis and government reporting requirements. This paper discusses the importance of data integration and helps you identify key challenges of integrating data. It also provides an overview of data warehousing and its variations, as well as summarizes the benefits and approaches to integrating data.

eai integration methods  Integration: Creating a Trustworthy Data Foundation for Business Intelligence Organizations combine their historical data with current data from operational systems to satisfy business intelligence analysis and government reporting requirements. This paper discusses the importance of data integration and helps you identify key challenges of integrating data. It also provides an overview of data warehousing and its variations, as well as summarizes the benefits and approaches to integrating data. Read More