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Zentrale Integrationslösung


EXXETA consulting services in the areas of process integration, integration consulting and application integration


Our cust­o­m­er was plan­ning on ex­ch­an­ging its core ban­king sys­tems incl. the re­pla­ce­ment of the Cust­o­m­er and Ser­vice Cen­ter on­line por­tal and the exis­ting in­te­gra­ti­on so­lu­ti­on. The main ob­jec­tives, howe­ver, were to mo­der­ni­ze the struc­tu­res that had grown over time and es­ta­blish a new in­te­gra­ti­on so­lu­ti­on as the cen­tral pro­cess con­trol com­po­nent, the­r­e­by pro­vi­ding a fu­ture-pro­of set­up. The grea­test chal­len­ge was that the tech­ni­cal re­qui­re­ments were not cle­ar­ly de­fi­ned, and they con­sis­ted of nu­merous dif­fe­rent do­cu­ments and ar­te­facts. Due to the tight sche­du­le, it was ne­cessa­ry to de­ter­mi­ne the un­der­ly­ing tech­no­lo­gies quick­ly, as the roll­out was being dri­ven by the up­co­m­ing SEPA con­ver­si­on.

So­lu­ti­on / ap­proach

Wi­t­hin the scope of the Re­qui­re­ments Work­shops with the par­ti­ci­pa­ting sta­ke­hol­ders, a de­tai­led re­cor­ding and ana­ly­sis of the tech­ni­cal pro­cess re­qui­re­ments was car­ri­ed out and an agi­le pro­cess mo­del for the im­ple­men­ta­ti­on was de­fi­ned.

The im­ple­men­ta­ti­on pha­se star­ted with the eva­lua­ti­on of the tech­no­lo­gies and the crea­ti­on of pro­to­ty­pes. EXXETA also de­si­gned the ap­p­li­ca­ti­on ar­chi­tec­tu­re and the spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on of the in­ter­faces. Our main task was to de­sign con­trol of busi­ness pro­ces­ses across all sys­tems. Our con­sul­tants re­cor­ded the tech­ni­cal busi­ness pro­ces­ses wi­t­hin the com­ple­te ap­p­li­ca­ti­on pro­cess, incl. all par­ti­ci­pa­ting sys­tems (e.g. ac­count ma­nage­ment sys­tem, credit card sys­tem, pay­ment tran­sac­tions, etc.) and their in­ter­ac­tion, and they also de­si­gned the cor­re­spon­ding tar­get pro­cess. The pro­cess im­ple­men­ta­ti­on was ba­sed on IBM Web­S­phe­re pro­ducts, whe­r­e­by the stan­dar­di­zed com­po­n­ents for sup­porting sta­te­ful pro­ces­ses in the mes­sa­ge bro­ker were used, which fa­ci­li­ta­ted the ge­ne­ra­ti­on of sta­tis­tics and the cor­rec­tion of er­rors im­men­se­ly.

In ad­di­ti­on to in­te­gra­ti­on con­sul­ting, which in­clu­ded the ar­chi­tec­tu­re, de­sign and im­ple­men­ta­ti­on of the cen­tral in­te­gra­ti­on so­lu­ti­on, the EXXETA Test Con­sul­ting team also hand­led the plan­ning and co­or­di­na­ti­on of the test pha­ses pri­or to the in­tro­duc­tion of the ap­p­li­ca­ti­on.

Cust­o­m­er be­ne­fits

The suc­cess­ful pro­ject con­clu­si­on meant our cust­o­m­er was able to re­place three old sys­tems. To­day it has a fu­ture-pro­of tech­no­lo­gy set­up, stan­dar­di­zed in­ter­faces and an ap­p­li­ca­ti­on ar­chi­tec­tu­re, which enables new sys­tems and in­ter­faces to be in­te­gra­ted sim­ply. The busi­ness pro­ces­ses can be con­trol­led cen­tral­ly and con­fi­gu­red fle­xi­bly. New pro­ducts and cust­o­m­ers can be crea­ted quick­ly and com­pa­red with exis­ting ent­ries in all con­nec­ted sys­tems. This in­crea­ses the fle­xi­bi­li­ty of the spe­cia­list are­as and shor­tens the time-to-mar­ket. The agi­le pro­cess mo­del also enab­led the spe­cia­list area to start the in­te­gra­ti­ve tests ear­lier than plan­ned.

EXXETA cont­ri­bu­ti­on

  • Well-founded technical expertise in the area of system integration
  • Tool expertise in relation to tried-and-tested, leading integration and BPM platforms as well as internally developed components and patterns
  • Many years of experience in the development and implementation of integration platforms
  • Contribution of methodical know-how in agile process models
  • Numerous successfully completed projects in this area and thus the contribution of best practices

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Erwin Kiefer

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