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Q: EAI Methodology documents/whitepaper/case studies ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: EAI Methodology documents/whitepaper/case studies
Category: Business and Money > Consulting
Asked by: treofred-ga
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Posted: 18 Nov 2004 05:45 PST
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Question ID: 430596
I'm looking for EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) methodology
documents and any whitepaper/case studies for implementation at larger
customers. Thanks

Request for Question Clarification by jbf777-ga on 18 Nov 2004 14:18 PST
Hello -

Would papers from vendors be OK?  I.e., how a particular company
implemented a given EAI software solution?


Request for Question Clarification by jbf777-ga on 18 Nov 2004 14:21 PST
(would they be OK to include amongst other potential documents)
Subject: Re: EAI Methodology documents/whitepaper/case studies
Answered By: jbf777-ga on 18 Nov 2004 22:09 PST
Hello -

Please disregard my previous question.

If you require any additional information or clarification, please
don't hesitate to ask.

Below you will find several relevant documents on the topic.  In order
to access the links, you will have to register with the service (which
is free).  It will prompt you for the information they require when
you select an article.

EAI Architecture for a Leading Telecom in US
The customer is the largest wireless communications provider in the
United States of America with more than 26 million wireless voice and
data customers and 3.5 million paging customers. The customer wished
to re-architect the interfaces between MTAS, I2K, Vision, 611 and FAS
by removing the dependency on SNA and Oracle Gateway. Wipro has
proposed a suitable EAI architecture using IBM?s MQ Series as the
messaging system, and XML as the standard for sending data.

Erickson Retirement Communities Active Directory Integration
Erickson Retirement Communities, who manage eight senior living
communities, employing over 1000 employees across the Eastern United
States, were faced with an IT problem that is consistent with most
organizations user account management. Erickson needed a more
effective way to manage user accounts and profiles workflows were
disjointed and resource intensive with ultimately unreliable
information. Erickson was interested in using current technologies to
integrate their HR System with Active Directory to create a system
that would bring consistency, efficiency and reliability to the
employee data within user accounts. Vis.align met every deliverable
and completed the project on time and slightly under budget.

EAI Technologies Creates Centralized Repository for KPMG?s Client and
Marketing Performance Metrics
KPMG LLP is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International. KPMG?s
Research Services department utilizes a variety of data sources in the
profiling, targeting, and evaluation of current and potential
customers. These data sources are both internal (coming from KPMG?s
accounting, sales, and marketing systems) as well as external (from
companies such as Dunn & Bradstreet, Standard & Poors, Emerson, etc.)
and were difficult to consolidate and/or easily report against. KPMG
chose EAI Technologies for its technical experience and proven track
record with data integration projects combined with their past
performance with other key corporate clients.

CIS: An Enterprise Application Project Approach
Saint John Energy recognized the positive impact on customer service
that would result from modernizing and integrating its existing
technology system. Prior to undertaking any changes to its technology,
the utility turned to Fujitsu Consulting to develop a methodology that
accurately predicted the potential benefits Saint John Energy could
realize. The project focused on increased access to customer and
billing information, streamlined financial services and shared access
to information between operations and engineering teams.

TIBCO's Technology Integrates Mirant's Trading Floor to Back-End
Office Systems Worldwide
Mirant has selected TIBCO's end-to-end, real-time enterprise
application integration and portal solutions to create a
corporate-wide infrastructure, linking Mirant's trading floor to its
back office systems worldwide. Using TIBCO technology, Mirant will
integrate more than 30 applications located across the globe and will
create a 'digital dashboard' where executives can view in real-time
key business performance indicators, such as generation unit output,
financial profit and loss positions, counterparty credit exposures,
and transmission network utilization. The company expects a return on
its investment in the software to occur in less than 18 months.

Pioneering the Electronic Medical Record
IDX Systems Corporation offers a fully integrated clinical, financial,
and administrative solution for healthcare enterprises. It wanted to
deliver a fully integrated clinical, financial, and administrative
system for the hospital and clinic environment, enabling the permanent
electronic patient record and greatly improving overall patient
safety. They selected the NonStop server for 24 x 7 availability,
rapid response time, and unparalleled data integrity.

BP Standardizes on TIBCO Software to Manage Business Processes Across
Its Global Energy Trading Businesses
TIBCO has been chosen by BP to integrate and automate its global
energy trading and supply businesses. BP has selected TIBCO Software's
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), portal and
Business-to-Business (B2B) integration software to develop and deploy
common business practices, seek synergies between the energy trading
and supply businesses, and capitalize on opportunities as they arise
in the global energy markets. BP's primary aim is to maximize the
amount of business that can be undertaken by its trading and supply
businesses through optimizing the efficiency of their most valuable
asset: the traders themselves.

Bank One Unites 14-State Banking Holdings with IBM MQSeries
Bank One Retail Group recognized that to truly operate as a smooth
running, cost-efficient enterprise, it needed to consolidate access to
backend systems. To accomplish this goal, Bank One developed and
deployed a message based host middleware application providing
business-process management for applications requiring access to
multiple host systems. It leveraged the ability of IBM MQSeries to
mediate between multiple platforms. Bank One made MQSeries its
messaging transport software of choice. The bank also implemented IBM
MQSeries Integrator, Version 1.1, as a message broker to route
messages to the proper backend system for processing.

Accenture Case Study: United Biscuits
With $1.8 billion in annual revenue, United Biscuits is world's
third-largest biscuit and snack company. United Biscuits wished to
increase shareholder value in a highly competitive marketplace, an
objective that required dramatic changes in the way it went about its
business. However, simply creating a vision and strategy is far
different from implementing one. Therefore, to help it achieve its
goals, United Biscuits partnered with Accenture.

You will find more such studies at this link:


Additional Links:
Aspen Marketing Services Unifies Their Company and Pays for New
Software in Record Time

Asset Solutions from MAXIMUS Help a Fleet Department "Buy Down" its Inventory

FileNet P8 - Event-Driven Business Process Management

EAI documents at Knowledgestorm

Several case studies at Forbes

Several case studies at EAI

Request for Answer Clarification by treofred-ga on 19 Nov 2004 08:31 PST
Hi jbf777,

this looks promising and does cover well the whitepaper/case study
side of my question. But what about methodologies: any luck in this

Thanks beforehand,


Clarification of Answer by jbf777-ga on 19 Nov 2004 21:08 PST
Hello Fred -

Thanks for your clarification request.

I did some further research on this today, and found a limited amount
of additional information on the topic in electronic format:

Enterprise application integration using J2EE

Developing An Application Integration Architecture

Building an Application Integration Architecture

Application integration made easy?

Managing EAI: Framework or Specialist Tools?

EAI Articles at EAI Patterns

J2EE Connector Architecture and Enterprise Application

Best Practices in EAI,39026692,60095097p-39001077q,00.htm

Another implementation case study:
Evaluating and Adopting Application Integration:
The Case of a Multinational Petroleum Company

I also spoke to Jeff Schmidt, a leading expert on EAI at the
Integration Consortium, the main technical body on EAI.

Jeff recommends a new book entitled "Enterprise Application
Integration Applied"; it comes with a CD, includes implementation
templates, and is described thusly:

"There are a number of integration books on the market today -- their
purpose is to explain the technology -- not how to apply it. This book
is the step-by-step manual/roadmap to guide the reader through the
process from the beginning exploratory stages when the project takes
form, through the analysis, design and implementation and into
operations. The book is a COMPLETE COURSE on how to do enterprise
application integration with best practices and case studies that
bring the methodology to life for the reader."

More description on it is here:

This book looks to be a defacto resource on the topic.

It's available here for $26.51

There are also several additional books available at Amazon for various prices: 

Enter "enterprise application integration" in the search box

For example:

Enterprise Application Integration Addison-Wesley Information Technology Series)

Enterprise Application Integration Using .NET

Enterprise Integration: An Architecture for Enterprise Application and
Systems Integration

Jeff has written a document on the topic, available here:

Global Integration Framework

And another article here:

World Wide Integration Methodology article 

Additional link:
Enterprise Application Integration at Work: How to Successfully Plan
for EAI (A Wiley Tech Brief)
by William R. Ruth
John Wiley & Sons Inc
08 November, 2000
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