Building on the SOA Blueprint

As early adopters found, a services-oriented architecture alone won't solve pressing business problems. SOA's second wave requires BPM, governance, and common data structures.

Companies Mentioned
Posted on Dec 08, 2008

Manufacturers are not all cut from the same cloth. They have different priorities in their day-to-day struggles to gain and keep a competitive edge. For example:

  • Beckman Coulter, a manufacture of biomedical test equipment, needed a way to integrate its newly acquired companies with an existing ERP system.

  • Engine manufacturer Detroit Diesel Corp. was looking for an efficient way to map business processes related to quality certification.

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