SOA: At the Forefront of Integrating Applications

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Find out how companies big and small are integrating applications and business processes to better interact with customers, suppliers and partners—and fueling what can be significant cost savings.

Lead Story:
In a Babel of Apps, Finding a Lingua Franca

Integration software can transform a business. Take Kichler Lighting, a maker of custom light fixtures. Most sales and interactions with suppliers and customers had been handled on paper, in person or over the phone. Once it launched a portal, the results were illuminating. Learn how this company and others benefited from integration.

Company Profiles:

  • BEA Systems customers like its breadth, but one felt he was oversold.
  • IBM is a favorite among customers looking to work with one vendor.
  • Tibco Software's customer base moves beyond its financial services roots.

    Voice of Experience:
    Business Integration's Road Warrior

    Con-way's Praveen Sharabu integrated four accounts-receivable systems for the logistics company.

    QUESTION: What are the biggest pitfalls for business integration software projects? Write to us: baseline@ziffdavis.com.

    This article was originally published on 2012-05-04
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