Existing business software applications integrate easily with the BizTalk server, providing seamless information sharing and process automation
Whether large or small, most businesses depend on software applications to operate and grow. But a lot of those applications were probably developed at different times using different platforms and technologies…making them work together is a major challenge in maintaining and building efficiency within the organization.
To help address this challenge, a central integration platform ties together various programs to allow business process automation and information sharing – the particular server technology chosen is required to be able to do several things, including:
- Connect diverse software applications utilizing a range of approaches like web, file sharing, message queuing and the like
- Support execution of automated business processes by implementing centralized logic among all software applications
- Enable file and information sharing with trading partners by supporting industry standards for cross-organizational interactions
- Provide a central place for IT staff to monitor business processes
The BizTalk Microsoft server handles these tasks well…but in order to understand how the BizTalk server addresses the problem of creating more effective business processes, it’s useful to divide it into three general areas: enterprise application integration, business-to-business integration and business process management.
Enterprise application integration is defined as the process of connecting software applications within a single organization, a process that’s becoming more service oriented as more organizations move toward service oriented architecture (SOA).
Business-to-business integration (B2B), the connecting computer applications across different organizations, is the second general area of problems BizTalk server addresses. And the third, BizTalk Microsoft supports a holistic approach to business process automation, or what’s known as business process management.
Learn more about how BizTalk Microsoft automates business processes and allows unprecedented information sharing within your company and with outside suppliers and customers – bookmark and check back often with Carnal Software’s knowledge center.
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