Standardize and secure your exchanges
When attempting to represent data interchange between applications within an information system architecture (EAI for Enterprise Application Integration), any diagram, even for a well-ordered and structured organisation, will ultimately tend to resemble a plate of spaghetti! Over the years, point-to-point interfaces have been built, connecting individual applications in the IS for data interchange purposes, both internally and with partners external to the business.
This entails many pitfalls, and it is essential to identify the risks and limitations
of using Excel as the core element of such processes :
The IT Department headache of data integration between applications
These data interchanges are increasingly business-critical, and IT teams are often forced to make a huge effort to attain the quality of service levels stipulated in SLAs, and that are required by functional management and by customers. Moreover, the widespread use of applications provided in SaaS mode in businesses also makes data integration architecture more complicated for IT Departments, who now are increasingly called upon to manage interchanges with the outside world while simultaneously increasing their information system’s security.
Each time a new application is introduced into the company, the information system architecture becomes a little more complex. The need to make disparate applications communicate with each other while securely managing the data traffic between them can become a real headache.
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EAI tools to improve data integration between applications and keep it secure
In response to these issues, the Blueway data integration platform serves to standardise the data flows exchanged between several applications by means of a number of fully-integrated tools :
Used in vocational training, secondary education, school transport, paperless billing and mailing systems among others, Blueway is the core of our information system.
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The many aspects of traffic between applications…
The Blueway platform greatly simplifies how data is manipulated. You manage data integration between your various applications, and with applications run by your partners, customers and suppliers, using standardised ETL (Extract, Transform, Load), ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) and EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) toolkits.
With more than 160 customers using the Blueway platform, there are some 1.5 million flows processing, carrying and integrating millions of data items each and every day.
The Blueway platform is used to integrate data by users working in fields as varied as manufacturing, healthcare, services, local authorities, pharmaceutical labs, food processing, and so on.