Service Oriented Architecture and Enterprise Architecture


Welcome to continuous, accelerated change. New people and partners, new business opportunities and new technologies are today’s “business as usual”.

Change is the norm for us, as well. Whether you face a merger, a major reorganisation or you must carry on working with legacy systems we can help. Our “hands on” approach to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) – supported by our unique store of Go-On methods – significantly accelerates change, at a lower cost.

We will always make sure that your Enterprise Architecture keeps business and IT aligned. So innovation is also the norm.

We believe SOA will power the way we all work soon. It’s also driving another fundamental change – the move to the Cloud and buying IT as a service rather than investing heavily in your own systems.

SOA is key to many organisations' strategy to:

  • modernise IT infrastructure
  • cut costs of providing IT services
  • support business agility
  • increase return on application development

Organisations are able to connect to business partners and customers using a modern web-based infrastructure, without losing the functionality of legacy systems.

Existing systems can be re-packaged as services to make functionality and resources more accessible to the business, enabling companies to get more out of legacy IT.

Economic considerations are driving companies to switch to a SOA to extend the life of legacy systems.

Banks rely heavily on data in thousands of legacy systems. Instead of replacing these systems, most are introducing SOA to connect them to modern IT banking systems.

Some banks have even created their own service-oriented platforms to ensure independence from suppliers of SOA technologies.

Other organisations are using SOA to create web-based portals to enterprise resources to support sales and service representatives in the field.

SOA support business agility

Implementing an SOA enables organisations to have greater IT flexibility.

IT services connecting to different internal and external IT resources can easily be restructured to respond to changing business needs.

How does SOA increase return on application development?

The business is able to create IT assets that can be re-used in different combinations to respond to changing needs.

A company can build up an inventory of applications and then make them available as services so they can be re-used by other parts of the business.

Increased speed of network-based processes because of increased flexibility and scalability of SOA-enabled systems is a key business benefit.

Implementing an SOA enables significant reductions in the time taken to complete business processes.

SOA is particularly well suited to speeding up processes that involve a large number of information sources spread over large geographical areas.

Rapid product development through the re-use of existing services is another way businesses are benefiting from implementing SOA.