Enterprise Application Integration

For each Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) project, Sierra starts by building a Business Event Analysis Model that enables us to better understand your business processes and requirements, identify and define the most feasible options and deploy the most successful EAI- solution for your needs. Our comprehensive model looks at everything from user behavior and infrastructure design to security, compliance and risk analysis. It is because of this detailed discovery and due diligence that our clients have experienced such success from our past integrations.

Integration Options for Every Business Structure

Message-based Integration When a direct point-to-point connection is required between two applications that need to share information, but not run simultaneously, a message-based integration is most-effective. A number of middleware products can also help to provide further functionality and enhancement.

Benefits of message-based integration:

  • Simple integration
  • Low overhead
  • Least amount of maintenance

Transaction-based Integration When applications operate in sync, specialized programs are needed to manage interfaces. Objects in a Microsoft or Java environment require additional independent components to bind applications, wrap business processes and share services in real-time; both MS and Java platforms have similar integration methodologies for accessing the database, addressing directories, completing procedures and generating web pages.

Transaction-based integrations are best for real time applications such as reservation systems.

Benefits of transaction-based integration:

  • Seamless system integration
  • Real time data
  • Maximum efficiency

Development Frameworks

We support all major development frameworks: As your trusted EAI partner, Sierra can help you choose the best framework for your short and long term business and IT objectives.