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EAI and B2B - first steps

By philip ·
Am looking at creating a controlled environment for scheduled interface processes. Need to get legacy files transformed, with lookup in external mapping tables, business rules, aggregation of records, summarizations and splitting, before sending it off to PeopleSoft 8.
My client is hesitant to go the full-blown EAI vendor route (NEON, Mercator, BEA).
Any suggestions?

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by laurentd In reply to EAI and B2B - first steps

Hi Philip,

I do not know what is the blocking factor for your going to a "full blown" EAI solution, but working in the EAI area myself, here are my 2 cents:

If the price, or implementation load is an issue, a selected few companies coming fromthe host access areas (WRQ, Attachmate, Humminbird) have entered the EAI arena not so long ago. As far as your are concerned there are several points you might be interested in:

- Their expertise in legacy systems integration allows them to provide Host integration specialised tools
- They are just entering the market, and might be focused on mid sized accounts as well as big companies.
- Their price; As they are just entering the market, they provide you with "full- blown" functionnalities at a much lower price
- The implementation: integration has often rimed with complexity. Large accounts vendor come up with a full non -modular infrastructure that doesn't always scale down so well. having corrected some mistakes from the "old" EAI provider, these new breed might surprise you.

If those aren't your issues, I think the EAI road is the right one to go to anyway as it will prepare your customer architecture for the future (you never know when a new integration project might come up, and providinf the first one is successful, you'd be surprised how fast they come once the chastity belt has been removed from the legacy systel ), will ease maintenance and administration, and will save time on "hand coded" interface creation/implementation.

Hope this helps,
laurentd

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