SOA - Service Oriented Architecture

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) can help organizations boost business performance while reducing IT costs and enhancing the flexibility of business processes.

What is SOA
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a set of principles and methodologies for designing and developing software in the form of interoperable services. These services are well-defined business functionalities that are built as software components (discrete pieces of code and/or data structures) that can be reused for different purposes. SOA design principles are used during the phases of systems development and integration.

SOA generally provides a way for consumers of services, such as web-based applications, to be aware of available SOA-based services. For example, several disparate departments within a company may develop and deploy SOA services in different implementation languages; their respective clients will benefit from a well-defined interface to access them.

SOA defines how to integrate widely disparate applications for a Web-based environment and uses multiple implementation platforms. Rather than defining an API, SOA defines the interface in terms of protocols and functionality. An endpoint is the entry point for such a SOA implementation.

Business Advantages of SOA
Service-oriented architectures (SOAs) connect the modern enterprise, providing the essential links between applications, platforms, business processes and data sources. But many enterprises, having embraced SOA for everything from ERP and mobile devices to social networking and cloud computing, now face challenges. Namely, they need to advance their SOA capabilities, programs and oversight to create a more service-oriented enterprise.

  • Accessibility
    Deliver data and collaboration capabilities to knowledge workers via PCs, portals, mobile devices or composite applications, regardless of where that data resides.

  • Agility
    Create a flexible SOA foundation that supports quick and cost-effective business strategy changes, by separating business processes from technology.

  • Analysis
    Enable rapid decision making by giving business leaders real-time, mission-critical business intelligence, backed by analytics, dashboards, reporting tools and mobile delivery.

  • Efficiency
    Apply SOA to consolidate, streamline and eliminate existing applications, as well as to embrace applications, infrastructure and platforms based in the cloud.

  • Value
    Connect old and new technology investments, as well as mash-ups, social media, the cloud and more, in a secure, controlled and cost-effective manner.

Providence's SOA Offerings
To help organizations create a results-driven SOA strategy that supports and enhances their organizational, business and information access requirements, Providence offers these services:

  • SOA Strategy
    Assessing enterprise readiness for SOA adoption across three dimensions - people, process and technology - of SOA. The assessment covers . . more >

  • SOA Architecture
    By harnessing its deep industry and business process knowledge, it can also help clients create technology solutions that enable inclusive performance. more >

  • SOA Design and Delivery
    We help organizations design, develop, test and deploy services to realize a Service-Oriented Architecture. Our service enables organizations to . . more >

  • SOA Governance
    Implementing a comprehensive SOA Governance model covering aspects such as organization, leadership, processes, investment, polices, etc. more >

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