Integration of Third-Party Applications and Web Clients by Means of an Enterprise Layer
Wilfried Lemahieu (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium), Monique Snoeck (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium) and Cindy Michiels (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Copyright: © 2006
This case study presents an experience report on an enterprise modelling and application integration project for a young company, starting in the telecommunications business area. The company positions itself as a broadband application provider for the SME market. Whereas its original information infrastructure consisted of a number of stand-alone business and operational support system (BSS/OSS) applications, the project’s aim was to define and implement an enterprise layer, serving as an integration layer on top of which these existing BSS/OSSs would function independently and in parallel. This integration approach was to be non intrusive and was to use the business applications as-is. The scope of the case entails the conception of a unifying enterprise model and the formulation of an implementation architecture for the enterprise layer, based on the enterprise JavaBeans framework.