EAI – Enterprise Application Integration
EAI (enterprise application integration) refers to the plans, methods, and tools aimed at modernizing, consolidating, and coordinating the computer applications in an enterprise. Typically, an enterprise has existing legacy applications and databases and wants to continue to use them while adding or migrating to a new set of applications that exploit the Internet, e-commerce, extranet, and other new technologies. EAI may involve developing a new total view of an enterprise's business and its applications, seeing how existing applications fit into the new model, and then devising ways to efficiently reuse what already exists while adding new applications and data. More recently the term "Service Oriented Architecture" or "SOA" has been coined to describe a system that maps standards-based interfaces to business functions. An SOA is a common solution to enterprise application integration challenges.
iWay Software accelerates business integration by simplifying it dramatically – eliminating custom integration code, and replacing it with the straightforward assembly and configuration of off-the-shelf components. iWay SOA Middleware provides everything necessary to achieve real-time, near-real-time, or batch integration more quickly and easily than competing tools and the "roll-your-own" approach.
iWay provides standard connections to over 300 back-office systems and data sources, enabling organizations to quickly and easily leverage technologies such as IBM's Websphere™, XML, and Java™.