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TOWARDS A METHOD FOR ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTEGRATION (Extended version)

TOWARDS A METHOD FOR ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS INTEGRATION (Extended version)

Much more recently, the adoption of web- services technology and Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA), have changed the applications development and integration paradigm. This new approach supports high levels of system artefact reuse and can frequently result in dramatically reduced coding for new application functionality. At the same time, this approach brings similarities between integration and component-based new application development. This confluence has promoted a new service market, as the convergence of the previously independent tool markets for EAI, Workflows and Document Management, and Business Process Management tools (Meta Group, 2003). By the end of 2006, Forrester defines this new service market as that one of the Integration Centric Business Process Management (IC-BPM) suites (Vollmer & Peyret, 2006). It consists on a group of distributed applications oriented to business process management but centred on integration. IC- BPM suites have evolved primarily out of the EAI space and continue to represent the leading edge in integration capabilities.
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Using SOA with Web Services for effective data integration of Enterprise Pharmaceutical Information Systems

Using SOA with Web Services for effective data integration of Enterprise Pharmaceutical Information Systems

Consumers seeking to use this service are provided with a front end web page through which they can search for information regarding drugs. The search criterion is primarily the drug name but this can be varied. The search input is posted back to the web server on submission and then the input is transferred to the enterprise service bus via the appropriate adapter. The ESB has a collection of approved web services exposed by the various vendors in its registry. The ESB passes the input parameters to the appropriate services in the registry. These services in turn transfer the input parameter to their remote applications on which their business logic resides. The applications query the databases using the supplied parameter and the results are passed back to the ESB. The results are accumulated and transferred back to the web server where they are formatted and displayed to the end user in a web page.
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Information Invasion in Enterprise Systems: Modelling, Simulating and Analysing System level Information Propagation

Information Invasion in Enterprise Systems: Modelling, Simulating and Analysing System level Information Propagation

A second approach concerns the traceability of information, in order to identify the original, perhaps authoritative, source. One method of achieving this traceability is to tag all passed-on information with historical metadata. Each time an item of information is received and accepted by an enterprise, it appends it’s own identity. Any amendments to the data are also added to the metadata with time information. In effect, this metadata encapsulates the information’s entire lifecycle. By examining this metadata, observers not only have access to the origin of potentially inconsistent information, but are also able to ascertain other properties of the information, such as how regularly and frequently it changes. However, this approach is not without obvious issues that need to be addressed, such as security (altering metadata to avoid or implicate responsibility), information size (over time, the size of the metadata could become unmanageable), and metadata inconsistency (the potentially huge task of reconciling inconsistent metadata). A more simple, but less powerful, method of introducing traceability would be for organisations to specifically maintain their database audit information for this purpose. This information is then provided subject to an appropriate and validated request. This could also be an automated process, perhaps provided by a secure web service.
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Towards Services-Based Enterprise Architecture for Cloud Computing-Opened Information Systems

Towards Services-Based Enterprise Architecture for Cloud Computing-Opened Information Systems

Several EA frameworks and methods are available, e.g.: Zachman, E2AF, AEP, FAEF, TAEF, TOGAF, IAF, JTA, DodAF, TAFIM, CIMOSA, PERA, SAGA, etc. Most of which are derived from Zachman's Framework [8]. A French EA approach, entitled ISU ("Urbanisation des Systèmes d’Information") [5], [8] has also been added. Existing approaches still suffer from some issues [8] and this because of the fact that they represent frameworks of reference. These limits are summarized as: lack of integration, lack of formal definition, lack of documentation of the EA management process, and no support for improving the strategic alignment.
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Enterprise Systems: Challenges and Opportunities for Information Systems Education

Enterprise Systems: Challenges and Opportunities for Information Systems Education

The importance of global trade has aroused interest in Enter- prise Systems as catalysts in achieving integration and synchroniza- tion among businesses. A framework that offers practical, compre- hensive and rigorous approaches to learning in the EIS domain has been proposed. It has been argued that with a judicious implemen- tation of this approach, it is feasible to design course offerings that emphasize learning at various levels of instruction to fulfill this in- dustry need. Similarly, research and service agenda can be drawn up to satisfy institutional focus and priorities. As moves towards in- tegration in decision making in business organizations are made, such a topic assumes a significant importance. This aspect has not been adequately emphasized in the engineering curriculum. To- wards this end, it is felt that this paper makes an attempt to link pedagogy with practice, so that students can appreciate benefits of applying knowledge gained through various EIS courses in real-life applications.
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Enterprise Integration Sharing Information Across the Organization

Enterprise Integration Sharing Information Across the Organization

Many Facility Wizard customers have required and obtained successful integration of our software products with their other software systems. The enterprise systems that we have integrated with include financial systems, supply chain management, and human resource applications. Specific examples include Lawson Financials, PeopleSoft, and QuickBooks, based on databases that include Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, as well as many others.

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Towards the integration of enterprise software: The business manufacturing intelligence

Towards the integration of enterprise software: The business manufacturing intelligence

About fifth years have passed from the first rudiments of computer information systems. Still now we are invaded by acronyms indicating a software with particular functions. The acronyms have been continuously multiplied until to combination in three big frameworks: ERP - CIM - DSS. The Business Intelligence (BI) can incorporate ERP and DSS modules and manage the business processes. Since everything must be calibrated to business it is clear that ERP modules are tailored and aligned to corporate strategic goals. The future step is the development of a software, in this paper, named BMI (Business Manufacturing Intelligence) that includes, in a modular structure, the three major areas (management-automation-decision). The software must collect data inside and outside of enterprise and merge, unify them into one big repository that feeds a framework for management-production- decision making and strategic plans. From this repository information, appropriately classified, sorted and filtered is ready to control production lines, manage and support decision making of all offices and enterprise departments.
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A model for integrating social network's data and enterprise information systems

A model for integrating social network's data and enterprise information systems

To facilitate ease and performance of information retrieval is the main objective of data integration when queries execute on a large set of sources‘ data which cannot retrieve them one by one from sources in execution time such as the way in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) model. The most common data integration approach in data layer is to provide a set of materialized views or summery tables over the different source to provide data inside database. This reason is one of main reason for integrating data in data layer by Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) model instead of integration on other layer.
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Urban Computing and Smart Cities: Towards Changing City Processes by Applying Enterprise Systems Integration Practices

Urban Computing and Smart Cities: Towards Changing City Processes by Applying Enterprise Systems Integration Practices

This research applied qualitative data analysis to make sense of the data gathered and provide a summary of the results, as well as organise, interpret, evaluate, and transform them to sensible information [51]. The Literature analysis results were thematically analysed to explore the first dataset (the outcome of the analysis is shown in Table- 3). The interview records were transcribed and each transcript was assigned a code instead of interviewees’ names and organising the notes [51]. Then, the relevant documents were identified and prepared. Once the data were prepared and organised, initial thematic analysis, thematic coding, and final analysis were performed. Fig. 1 illustrates a holistic view of qualitative data analysis in this research. The initial codes was assigned based on the first de-contextualization of the data from literature (BPC challenges in ESI context). Then, thematic coding was carried out, to code various topics, which were related to BPC challenges, based on their meanings, similarities, and relations. Then, the BPC challenges, which were related to each code were organised and compared with the previously identified BPC challenges. Afterwards, the similar challenges were grouped into themes as shown in Table-4.
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Information integration – an essential pillar in e government development

Information integration – an essential pillar in e government development

Enterprise Resource Planning systems are the most common integration projects in the public sector and they are regarded as the basic technological infrastructure for e- government. The case studies analysis shows that above and beyond the financial effort that should be implicated, the major problem is the erroneous approach in ERP execution. The best ERP solution can’t offset the problems of flawed business strategy and poorly performing business processes. Many public ERP implementations start at the domain levels instead of at the organizational level, the project being approach from a functional perspective instead of a horizontal, end-to-end business process view. The public sector faces a difficult task in business processes re-design, primarily because of the rigidity of the environment and employees resistance to change.
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X-Databases--The Integration of XML into Enterprise Database Management Systems

X-Databases--The Integration of XML into Enterprise Database Management Systems

Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 does not yet provide integral support for XML. However, Microsoft has released a technology preview (the Microsoft SQL Server XML Technology Preview) of the next version of SQL Server (SQL Server 2000), code-named Shiloh [22]. The preview provides XML integration with and direct URL access to SQL Server 7.0 using Microsoft’s web server, Internet Information Server (IIS). Essentially, the preview is an IIS ISAPI extension that provides HTTP access to SQL Server and XML data formatting and updating capabilities. This allows queries to be sent directly to SQL Server 7.0 via a URL with the results returned as XML formatted documents. The preview also enables “canned” queries, such as stored procedure calls, to be stored on an IIS server. Microsoft plans to incorporate the XML preview in SQL Server 2000, which is scheduled to be released to manufacture (RTM) in August 2000 [23].
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If you're not careful, the dream of information integration can turn into a nightmare. Putting the Enterprise into the Enterprise System

If you're not careful, the dream of information integration can turn into a nightmare. Putting the Enterprise into the Enterprise System

• Modules. Most enterprise systems are modular, en- abling a company to implement the system for some functions but not for others. Some modules, such as those for finance and accounting[r]

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Holistic Layer of the Enterprise Architecture on the Basis of Process-Driven Organization

Holistic Layer of the Enterprise Architecture on the Basis of Process-Driven Organization

70 process innovation has resulted in accelerated convergence of the business and information technology domains [1]. The challenge can be observed when orchestrating business processes under the growing complexity of an organization’s infrastructure; such as information technology, human and capital resources and so forth [2]. However, from a practical standpoint, the challenge for stakeholders of the organization has seemed to remain the same over past decades. That is to build and maintain a grounded information asset that enables rational decision making about such elements of the enterprise as processes, infrastructure and people; in the context of the organization’s goals [3]. Ross, Weill and Robertson define “organizing logic” of the business processes and information technology infrastructure that aims to execute requirements for standardization and integration, based on the operating model used by the organization [4]. In their view the enterprise architecture, in fact, fulfills the role of organizing logic by providing a complete view on systems, resources, business processes and underlying technologies that is aligned with strategic objectives; rather than is just focusing on the organization’s current needs. The value of organizing logic, from that perspective, therefore consists in its contribution to achievement of the organization’s business goals as concluded also by [5], [6], [7].
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Integration of Information for Manufacturing Shop Control

Integration of Information for Manufacturing Shop Control

In the global market, one of the most basic characteristics is increasing of changes in organization-environment relationship, market, technological and production structures, complexity of the output, communication and information and relationships between workers. It is well-known that producing high quality, low cost products in short delays is the real challenge because these conflicting requirements rely on a high degree of automation, in many cases high manufacturing precision, add in most case excellence in manufacturing [1]. Thus, there is a need for better process management and for more integration within decentralized and modular individual parts of enterprise. The integration concept, whish aims at providing the right information at the right time at the right place, concerns: business process integration, teamwork or computer work for concurrent design and engineering activities, increasing flexibility and interoperability of information, systems and people to force environment variability in the cost effective way.
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Integration of Heterogeneous Data Sources

Integration of Heterogeneous Data Sources

In a world of wide scale data sharing, coordination techniques are becoming more and more challenging. Information is expected to be found fragmented and distributed among multiple autonomous sources, making data retrieval a complicated procedure. The situation is further worsened if we take into account the significant heterogeneity, observed between these sources: Shared data is stored in different systems, described by various formats and entails different semantics. Data integration approaches are trying to solve these burdens, so that user queries will be able to retrieve the expected answers, combined correctly from multiple sources.Organizations, both governmental and business, have to manage large amount of information stored in some form of databases or files. One of the main problems to deal with information managing is the weak interoperability between various databases and information systems. Especially this problem is serious when we want organize a collaboration between the information systems of various departments within the organization. Data retrieval from different autonomous sources has become a hot topic during the last years. For instance, there are such data sources as employee data source, student data source, library data source etc within the same enterprise (talking of academic institution). When someone wants piece of information we need to execute n queries and possibly provide user with n such results, retrieved from n data sources. Heterogeneous data sources are searched based on user criteria and result of n sources is integrated into single source, this data source is created every time heterogeneous information systems are to be searched & structure of this single data source is dynamic and not static as such structure of this source is variable and is defined a fresh every time.
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East Tennessee State University Computer and Information Sciences Courses with SAP Content

East Tennessee State University Computer and Information Sciences Courses with SAP Content

Course Description: This course will assess the role and discuss the implementation of Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) in modern organizations. Topics such as data quality and integrity, business process modeling and management, large scale system integration, and EIS configuration will be covered. Advanced coverage of SAP NetWeaver will be featured.

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Development of the Cloud Service Modification Method for Integration with Enterprise Information Systems

Development of the Cloud Service Modification Method for Integration with Enterprise Information Systems

• The usage of the canonical data model. This method is similar to the normalization of the data, but the difference is that the normalization is used for transformation formats; the canonical data model is designed to transform the model itself. This method is designed to reduce the dependencies between applications and allows performing the integration with pre-unknown applications. When using this method in high- performance systems the question arises, as for the purpose of this method is necessary to perform a double conversion: application data model of the sender is converted into a canonical data model, and the canonical data model - a model in the application data of the recipient. To address the issue of performance enhancing mechanisms for load-balancing transformations are used, involved in the parallel converter messages.
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Development of disciplines based manufacturing information system for ship construction company

Development of disciplines based manufacturing information system for ship construction company

a- Integration and coordination expressions in the managerial literature were discussed since 1930 until the current time and their definitions were changed during these years. Now a day, coordination, which is a more general expression, refers to people-oriented and also system-oriented subdivisions. However, integration is mostly used in discussions about the relations between software systems. As in this research the discussion is about enterprise and software aspects of integration, therefore these two expressions will be used interchangeably.

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Using distributed database system and consolidation resources for Data server consolidation

Using distributed database system and consolidation resources for Data server consolidation

The main reason for consolidation is the geographical distribution of data sources, as well as their syntactic, systemic, semantic and structural heterogeneity. Funds Consolidation used in corporate enterprise systems, with integration of heterogeneous information sources to support applications, business analysis, forecasting and management, as well as in distributed scientific systems for sharing access for knowledge bases and research findings. Data Consolidation covers practices and architectural approaches and software tools to ensure having consistent access and delivery of data for all range of applications and business processes. Therefore, the strategy and program tools used for consolidation fully depend on the characteristics of each particular system. The purpose of this study is to examine the software and approaches to overcome the problems associated with geographic remote data sources, as well as their syntactic and systemic heterogeneity. The
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UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI I OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT AND REAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI I OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT AND REAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Design, implementation, administration and support of enterprise imaging and document management systems, including integration with enterprise information systems. Design, implementat[r]

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