Enterprise Solutions from SoftRoots are based on an Open Architecture Computing Environment, which utilizes Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) strategies. These Solutions include an integrated Event Driven Architecture framework to effectively support a suite of business applications, data, as well as support for integrated business operations today. Enterprise capabilities enable people to work more efficiency together, whether in a single facility or in a globally distributed organization, while providing streamlined management of their business operations.
An Enterprise Architecture may support middleware that can include a host of features (e.g., service bus, security, messaging, application server, data services, governance, etc.), which can complement and/or extend an overall enterprise architecture. Additionally, cloud middleware may also be supported, and provide cloud-hosting services (public, private, and/or hybrid) for support of specific applications. Enterprise Solutions can provide a practical and cost-effective environment to support business needs today, while providing a flexible architecture to accommodate the business needs of tomorrow.
The organized structure of enterprise data is a key factor in obtaining a practical and resourceful enterprise solution. The design and development of related data schemas to support an enterprise system can provide a controlled environment for managing, securing, and delivering corporate data within the enterprise environment. Also integral when establishing a controlled data environment, are the allowable data permissions (e.g., view, update, delete) and constraints (e.g., types, ranges, values), which are to be enforced throughout the enterprise environment. Additionally, data security controls will play a vital role to support data integration, services, and exchanges with an enterprise solution.
Data is a valuable asset, and being able to more-fully utilize it in a secure manner within an enterprise environment provides corporate leverage to make informed business decisions. One of the biggest challenges facing large organizations is capturing the organization's true data landscape. Knowing what data exists, how is it generated, where is it stored, who manages it, and how can it be used. An enterprise data solution is designed to address these concerns and pave the way for organizations to more-effectively utilize its valuable data.
In today's open-system Internet environment, it's becoming vitally important to effectively secure an enterprise environment. The capability to gain unauthorized access to an inadequately secured networked environment is becoming increasingly common in today's world. Even a simple workstation, having seemingly non-sensitive information, can become the "weak-link" in a networked environment in which a security breach can occur. Secure information about the hardware, software, network connections, authentication procedures, etc. can be discovered and used to gain unauthorized access into a system environment. Thus, it's crucial to have an effective infrastructure that can support an overarching security protection program for the enterprise environment.
A wide-variety of customized solutions (LAN, Intranet, and Internet), technology bridges, frameworks, integration components, and security products are in use to effectively support today's increasingly complex business operations. As such, the need for having an enterprise-wide security solution becomes essential to effectively monitor events, control processing, and manage overall security operations within an enterprise environment.
The need to access business data and logic beyond the firewall has brought-about technologies that support web services. These technologies have evolved to support the encapsulation of existing business processes and logic for publish/subscribe services, global data search capabilities, as well as data exchanges to/from or within an enterprise solution. Although, the capability to effectively communicate with disparate applications, including legacy applications and processes, may introduce other challenges when supporting multiple frameworks, technologies, and/or platforms in a non-homogeneous environment.
Supporting flexible and adaptable integration methodologies, including cloud-computing, RAD development, and loose coupling architectures, as well as incorporating secure mechanisms to protect integration data will prove instrumental to further mature enterprise environments. Additionally, support for customer's existing legacy applications and data should be an integral part of the integration strategy, while providing technology and/or migration paths for legacy systems, as well as other business resources and solutions.
Enterprise applications provide an effective strategy for sharing data and communicating with multiple applications, as well as having access to other resources within the corporate Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. The enterprise environment contributes greatly to establishing and enforcing corporate governance within an organization. Internal processes that may have stood-alone in the past can now be utilized by multiple applications, and become part of an organization's internal workflow. Additionally, the sharing and updating of data within interconnected enterprise applications, provides a means to coordinate business operations, and promotes consistency throughout the corporate enterprise environment.
Enterprise portals are another means to provide enhanced services for advancing organizations. Enterprise portals support integrated business solutions to enable and/or better manage extended business operations, as well as support diverse workforces. Today, many organizations are pushing their existing portal environments beyond original design capabilities, which further restrains existing corporate infrastructures. Enterprise Portals on the other hand, provide the flexibility to define new business rules and processes to successfully accomplish extended operations for support of future business growth.
Providing a flexible architectural framework to support varying business needs across the enterprise environment.
Enabling security awareness in the enterprise solution to more-fully control and protect your business assets.
Supporting governance of solutions when needed to manage corporate and/or industry compliance requirements.
Supporting an Industry compliant SOA approach for service/message bus operations and technologies within the enterprise.
Providing legacy support if needed to interact with your existing business applications, systems, and data.
Addressing the technology, application, and data integration needs across an enterprise environment.
Enabling monitoring and control of business operations and/or transactions across the enterprise environment.
Providing user login authorization and administration, roles, and controls to manage security throughout the enterprise environment.