Connectivity Solution extends SOA to ERP integration.
December 28, 2007 -
Designed to allow service-enabling ERP applications to build SOA-based applications, BEA SmartConnect v3.0 can provide key service integration for all BEA WebLogic® and BEA AquaLogic® families. It is based on BEA AquaLogic Service Bus and serves as backbone for flexible and comprehensive SOA, which includes business process management, data services, governance, and security. Fine-grained connection pooling optimizes number of connections needed for optimal scalability.
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BEA Systems, Inc.
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BEA Extends Service-Oriented Architecture to Enterprise Resource Planning Integration
BEA SmartConnect 3.0 Designed to Reduce Total Cost of Ownership and Time-to-market for ERP Connectivity, While Increasing Performance, Scalability and Ease of Management
Core News Facts:
1. BEA SmartConnect 3.0 consists of a proven, scalable and complete connectivity solution designed to allow service-enabling enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications to quickly build new service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based applications. 2. This next-generation connectivity solution can provide key service integration for all the BEA WebLogic(R) and BEA AquaLogic(R) product families and is designed to serve as a backbone for a scalable, flexible and comprehensive SOA. 3. BEA SmartConnect 3.0 can provide organizations the ability to start with a small SOA-based integration or ERP connectivity initiative and to move to a larger enterprise-wide, multi-domain project.
SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 13 -- BEAWorld -- BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BEAS), a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced the imminent release of BEA SmartConnect 3.0, a service-oriented architecture (SOA) approach to enterprise resource planning (ERP) connectivity. BEA SmartConnect 3.0 consists of a proven, scalable and complete connectivity solution designed to allow service-enabling ERP applications to quickly build new SOA-based applications, while helping to reduce total cost of ownership and providing better performance and scalability.
Based on BEA AquaLogic(R) Service Bus, BEA SmartConnect 3.0 can radically change how companies view ERP integration by enabling organizations to increase business agility and time-to-market for ERP or customer relationship management applications. This next-generation connectivity solution can provide key service integration for all the BEA WebLogic(R) and AquaLogic(R) product families and is designed to act as the backbone for a scalable, flexible and comprehensive SOA which includes business process management, data services, governance and security.
"BEA continues to raise the bar in technological innovation and SOA advancement -- we understand our customers are seeking to increase their return on ERP investments and that integrating enterprise-wide business processes using SOA is the best way to do this," said Thanh Tran, senior vice president of AquaLogic products for BEA Systems. "BEA is committed to our customers, and we're always looking for ways to help them increase time-to-market while lowering costs. With BEA SmartConnect 3.0, we can help our customers react more quickly to changing market dynamics and competitive threats which can help to reduce the average cost of ERP business processes."
For organizations seeking to integrate ERP processes into enterprise-wide business processes, BEA SmartConnect 3.0 can provide organizations the ability to start with a small SOA-based integration or ERP connectivity initiative and to move to a larger enterprise-wide, multi-domain project. Additionally, the solution is designed to offer mission-critical reliability, performance and security without the need for dedicated hardware unlike traditional adapters.
By offering next-generation connectivity and the full capabilities of BEA AquaLogic Service Bus, BEA SmartConnect 3.0 is designed to deliver:
-- Higher scalability -- BEA SmartConnect 3.0 uses fine-grained connection pooling that optimizes the number of connections needed for better scalability.
-- Flexible deployments -- BEA SmartConnect 3.0 insulates the business logic within ERP applications from higher-level business processes, enabling significantly more flexible deployments.
-- Ubiquitous service-oriented solution to connectivity -- BEA SmartConnect 3.0 extends the benefits of service orientation last-mile ERP connectivity by exposing ERP business logic as shared services for use within the enterprise.
-- Minimal downtime and ease of upgrades -- Dynamic routing allows for easy switchover between ERP application versions.
-- Reduction in cost of ownership -- BEA SmartConnect 3.0 is designed to help reduce the need for dedicated hardware to support traditional adapters.
-- High performance -- BEA SmartConnect 3.0 is optimized for high performance because of the ability to do throttling and message prioritization.
BEA SmartConnect 3.0 is scheduled to be available in Q4 2007.
BEAWorld is the premier event for SOA thought leadership and takes place in three strategic world markets spanning the Americas, Europe and Asia. The conference is designed to provide critical insights, hands-on instruction, best-practice strategies and opportunities for interaction with like-minded professionals, industry leaders, visionaries and expert practitioners.
In addition to highlighting the innovation and tangible business results BEA customers have achieved, BEAWorld is the place to find the latest information on BEA infrastructure technologies including BEA Tuxedo(R), BEA WebLogic(R) and BEA AquaLogic(R). This year's event will also include a Solutions Showcase, exhibiting the latest and most innovative developments from the extensive BEA partner community.
The third of three worldwide events is scheduled to be held in Shanghai (Dec. 12-13). The first event was held in San Francisco (Sept. 10-12), and the second event was held in Barcelona (Oct. 2-4).
BEA Systems, Inc. is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software. Information about how BEA helps customers build a Liquid Enterprise(TM) that transforms their business can be found at bea.com.
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