Solution Engineering

Service Oriented Architecture

Is your IT portfolio setup to maximize adaptability, scalability and performance?

In the business world the need of the hour is to align IT and business goals. We enable your technical and commercial strategies to fall in close alignment with each other. In short, we make your SOA initiatives successful! Our business to technology offerings:

  • Analyze enterprise maturity for SOA adoption.
  • Build an SOA business case.
  • Idetify and re-engineer existing IT service portfolios to compliment future SOA adoption.
  • Define KPIs for SOA strategy .
  • Outline roadmap plan with key initiatives, dependencies, risks etc. for SOA adoption.
  • Investigate cloud computing benefits/risks for future adoption.
  • Perform pilots to validate reference architecture for SOA adoption.

Governance Consulting

During various stages of your enterprise SOA implementation, you would need to create, communicate and enforce adaptation of business & technical policies to ensure efficiency and compliance. We enable you to design & implement an effective governance model to realize the benefits of SOA. This would involve:

  • Design & implementation of an effective governance structure required for SOA adoption including formation of the CoE, defining processes, investments, policies etc.
  • Definition and integration of the SOA governance processes with the existing IT governance.
  • Planning & implementation of processes, guidelines, tools etc for runtime & design time governance.

We understand that every organization is unique in its way of IT functioning. Hence, we have tailor made governance strategies that extends your existing IT governance. Our special recipe for you includes:
  • Building a SOA business case.
  • Designing SOA adoption strategy with a customized transition plan.
  • Application of effective SOA governance.
  • Definition of specific policies for runtime SOA implementation.
  • Recognition of procedures for problem/change management.
  • Implementation strategy for knowledge management.
  • Defining and creating framework to track ROI on SOA

Enterprise Architecture

Finalizing the technologies and the methodologies for SOA adoption is a key aspect that would determine your enterprise's SOA success. With the choices available, it can be daunting to identify the right product stack for your enterprise. We can assist you with the following:

  • Evaluate your current Enterprise Architecture with various service portfolios.
  • Design reference architecture to integrate current service portfolio with future SOA adoption.
  • Plan & implement technological blocks required for SOA (ESB, registry, monitoring etc).
  • Define SOA based solution architecture.
  • Performing PoC's (Proof of Concepts) for SOA tools/products.
  • Design, develop and implement SOA security architecture.
  • Creating business domains with process models for future improvements.

Business Process Management

We have a proven track-record of successful BPM engagements with an efficient onsite-offshore model for delivery. We assist enterprises' both in Process Improvement and in Business Transformation. Being firmly positioned as leaders in Service Oriented Architecture, we will help you with turn-key business process management initiatives. Some of our core offerings include:

  • Service Oriented Integration.
  • Process Maturity Assessment.
  • Process Audit & Impact.
  • Process Improvement.
  • BPMS Evaluation & Integration.
  • Process Modeling, Simulation, Design & Implementation.
  • Process Transformation & Innovation

SOA Platform Architecture

With the choice of SOA product stacks available today, it is easy to get lost in a maze of marketing hype. Being vendor neutral, we assist you in picking the right product stack based on your existing EA strategy and architecting a solution that works for your enterprise through the following offerings:

  • Planning and Architecting the SOA platform based on your SOA objectives.
  • Design of your SOA platform which will interoperate with your existing IT assets.
  • Conducting Proof of Concepts to ensure the architectural objectives are met with the chosen platform.
  • Implementing the architected platform and deploying it.
  • Use platform independent standards to ensure your users are free to choose their own implementation mechanisms.

Service Identification and Design

We assist you in identifying and designing the atomicity and granularity of services required to meet your business needs. Put together, these services would make up the service inventory for all the business cases across your enterprise. We offer the following services:

  • Identifying and designing granular, atomic services to meet business needs.
  • Designing the structure of composite services.
  • Identifying maximum number of reusable interfaces to reduce time and effort.
  • Designing of wrappers/adapters for legacy systems in place of reinvention and rebuilding.
  • Adhering to security and governance standards.

SOA Service Delivery – Factory Model

The SOA Service Factory Delivery model was formulated to bring in a cost effective method for mass producing SOA services. This delivery model for building shared SOA services drastically reduces your costs for development, together with providing a strong and effective backbone for design, and deployment activities carried out in parallel. The team implements shared services taking specifications provided by the SOA CoE, refining these and working with multiple project teams, who stitch together these services into project-specific solutions for a customer. The Service Factory is therefore a delivery resource used by project teams accessing or developing shared SOA services. Some obvious benefits from the service factory model:

  • Applications would be highly componentized on a wide-spread, cost-effective basis.
  • The focus of the core client team would be on integrating services produced in large numbers, rather than on churning out these services.
  • The adoption of such a model would mandate solid standards to be introduced in the very early stages, robust planning and a solid governance structure.
  • Services would become the pervasive fabric of all applications leading to highly integrated processes in lesser time owing to a large factory dedicated to producing them.
  • Increased manageability through smaller dedicated work streams enables the IT team to contribute directly to business agility and innovation.

SOA Testing

SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) brings new testing challenges that will require changes to your existing test strategy if the key benefits of SOA are to be realized. Our Senior Test Consultants can help you establish the right Test Strategy to ensure your SOA implementation is a success. Our offerings include:

  • Test Management and Planning.
  • Test Architecture and Design.
  • Test Execution.
  • Test Tools - Our Vendor Neutral approach and wide product experience can help you design and implement the right SOA Test tool strategy.

Run & Operate

We provide end-to-end managed services for your SOA initiative that includes Level 2 and Level 3 support activities. This includes product, environment and service configurations and changes to the application code. The code changes and reconfigurations in an existing SOA Implementation are typically due to change in Governance policies, environment/product changes and code related problems (bugs). While new services are being churned out, we provide the maintenance of the existing infrastructure in- line with the Governance Policies set.

We can help your enterprise build Definitive Solutions.