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Enterprise application integration (EAI) into collaboration software

collaboration software refers to those collaboration software tools aiming at team collaboration, mainly including group collaboration management, such as workflow management, project management, etc; Various communication software, such as e-mail, instant messaging, VoIP, etc. According to Gartner's statistical analysis, since 2003, the worldwide collaborative software has become the largest hotspot in user application software procurement, ranking first in information application software. By 2005, the global collaborative software market will have a turnover of nearly $50billion. By 2006, the typical utilization of collaborative software mentioned above is only an example, and the market scale will catch up with and surpass ERP

China's collaborative software began to take shape in 2000. It is only five years now. With the promotion of professional collaborative software manufacturers such as Xieda and click and the development of China's information construction, collaborative software has developed very rapidly in China. Users' demand for collaborative information software is changing from simple instant messaging and information flow to process collaboration and application integration, Among them, EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) is particularly valuable because it can effectively protect the original IT investment and thoroughly communicate information islands

the indispensable eai

informatization construction has gone through more than 20 years in China. Especially in recent years, the government and users have attached great importance to informatization construction, making informatization a necessary tool for enterprise management. Many enterprises have carried out a certain degree of information construction, such as the construction of internal infrastructure and enterprise stations, as well as the construction of application systems such as financial management and production automation. Therefore, enterprise information integration and sharing must consider how to organically integrate the existing systems to avoid repeated investment and waste. Therefore, to successfully implement enterprise information integration, co construction and sharing, one of the keys is to solve the integration problem of various internal applications. EAI can help us solve this problem to a certain extent

eai refers to the integration of application systems that complete different business functions in the enterprise, and the establishment of a central system for data exchange, sharing and application communication, so that the existing application systems and databases can run well in the new environment. It enables us to view the information resources in the enterprise from another perspective, so that new information can work together with the original resources on a new information integration and sharing platform to jointly play the integration effect. With the help of EAI system, enterprises can integrate various existing information systems, which can accelerate the real-time exchange and sharing of information and the information response ability of enterprises. In addition, with the deepening of social informatization, enterprises in the e-commerce era not only need to integrate the systems in which the enterprise (7) clamps the end of sample 1 in the upper jaw, but also need to integrate different links in the supply chain. EAI is not only an efficient means to connect applications within enterprises, but also a scientific and effective way to establish information communication and sharing among enterprises. EAI technology can first create a connection between the two enterprises engaged in transactions, and then share the relevant data and business processes of both parties through Internet, so as to effectively reduce network costs

therefore, EAI technology can be widely applied to most enterprises to implement e-commerce and application integration among enterprises. EAI involves every entity in the application integration architecture. By integrating all applications and databases in the supply chain, it can realize the sharing of information resources and meet the strong demand of e-commerce enterprises for seamless and timely information communication and information exchange and sharing

from a commercial point of view, EAI refers to sharing enterprise business information and centralizing it into one business process. From a technical point of view, it refers to the process of integrating different applications and data, so as to realize data sharing and business process integration without making too many modifications to existing applications. In short, it is to integrate the application systems that complete different business functions in the enterprise, and establish a central system for data exchange and application communication between them, so that users can stop the piston rising at this time; With transparent access to different applications, the data presented to customers seems to come from a unified data source. Take Fudan Xieda software, a collaborative software whose product competitiveness ranks first in China, as an example. Its EAI function prototype is shown in Figure 1:

the EAI function of Xieda software can combine business processes, application software, hardware and various standards to achieve seamless integration between two or more enterprise application systems, making them conduct business processing and information sharing as a whole. Xieda EAI includes not only the application system and organization integration within the enterprise, but also the integration between enterprises to realize information exchange, business collaboration, process integration, etc. Although EAI is often expressed as business application integration for the information system of a business entity, when business transactions are conducted among multiple enterprise systems, Xieda EAI is also expressed as enterprise system integration between different corporate entities. Xieda's group application function meets the application requirements for information interaction and integration between different business entities

Xieda EAI is easy to use.

according to the relevant analysis data, the technology of domestic collaborative software products has caught up with and surpassed the world's advanced level, and has strong applicability to Chinese users, which is widely favored by Chinese users. Among the domestic collaborative software, Fudan Xieda's software products are flexible and open, and the product competitiveness ranks first; With its simple and practical instant messaging function, click technology has become the most influential collaborative software in the market. Among these two mainstream collaborative software, Fudan Xieda is more professional in the function of application integration than click technology. In Xieda software, application integration is listed separately as an important software module, which fully reflects the importance that Xieda software designers attach to application integration

taking Xieda software as an example, EAI can easily complete the application integration work with complex content, involving all aspects of enterprise information systems such as structure, application software and process. The integration level mainly includes three aspects, as shown in Figure 2:

Xieda EAI system effectively solves the contradiction between the universality and ease of use of EAI by directly defining data sources and data extraction and presentation rules, It can be easily compatible with the data of various application systems, making the EAI system easy to implement and apply. Specifically, the integration content of Xieda EAI includes:

business process integration

when integrating business processes, it is necessary to define, authorize and manage the exchange of various business information in various business systems, so as to improve operations, reduce costs and improve response speed. Business process integration includes business management, process simulation, and workflow integrating tasks, processes, organizations, and incoming and outgoing information. It also includes tools needed at every step of business processing

application integration

provides near real-time integration of data and functions in two applications. In Xieda EAI, the integrated information is displayed in the form of text or chart, and the data interaction is realized through EAI function modules. The information systems that Xieda EAI can integrate include ERP, CRM, SCM, etc

data integration

in order to complete application integration and business process integration, we must first solve the problem of data and database integration. Before integration, first identify and catalog the data, and then determine the metadata model. After these three steps are completed, the data can be distributed and shared in the database system. Xieda EAI can integrate data, including SQL server, Oracle, DB2 and other large relational databases, as well as personal desktop databases such as access

integrated standard

to achieve complete data integration, you must first select the standard format of the data. Xieda EAI adopts standard integration interaction language, which facilitates the sharing and distribution of information and business data, and constitutes the core of enterprise application integration, including com+/dcom, CORBA, EDI, javaRMI and XML

platform integration

through the function of platform integration, Xieda EAI can realize the integration of underlying structure, software, hardware and heterogeneous networks. The platform integrates processes and tools to ensure that these systems communicate quickly and safely

through Aida EAI, the problem of information island can be effectively alleviated, and it is also conducive to the design of a complete and clear enterprise information architecture. Through Xieda EAI, we can find out the unreasonable places in the enterprise architecture, which can make the investment more reasonable. We will know which areas to focus on and which links to increase investment, which can make future investment less detours. In addition, Xieda EAI can also improve the business decision-making ability of enterprises. For example, the previous system can not make operators feel the value of information. There is no concept in the face of a pile of tables, but after EAI, some business data and business needs required by operators can be effectively and methodically reflected, so as to improve the business decision-making ability of enterprises

Xieda EAI system can effectively mine various discrete management data of the enterprise and display them through certain rules. While mining and extracting various types of data, Xieda EAI integrates the extracted data with process management, information portal and other systems, truly reflects the management goal of "achieving high efficiency through collaboration", and has become an indispensable important software function to reflect the application concept of collaborative software. (end)

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