Systems Analysis and Design for Service Oriented Architecture Projects: A Case Study at the Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC)
Problems with consolidating, disseminating, and ensuring integrity of corporate data management continues to confront the information systems leadership in organizations. To address these problems some organizations are employing Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) as a paradigm, which is enhanced by the use of Web services to provide a lightweight means of leveraging resources. The Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC) is one such organization. In this paper, the authors have used the traditional Systems Analysis and Design (SAD) principles to frame how the FFIEC employed SOA as a new paradigm of conducting business with Web services enabled by a particular XML based instantiation: eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL).