Many companies have to face situations where related data is divided between different applications, generated at different times or across various departments for specific requirements.
This fragmentation and specialisation across applications can cause problems when reconciling data with different encodings, technologies, and update frequencies, especially with respect to the cost of management and integration.
EcosAgile has three important inherent features that make it an ideal platform for tackling these issues:
Integration layerThe standard package includes a highly flexible integration module which allows you to manage input and output flows without programming, across a selection of formats, with support for complex transformation, transcoding and scheduling rules – all in a very intuitive environment and with a very low operating cost – only a fraction of the costs associated with developing traditional interfaces;
EXTENDIBLE AND FLEXIBLE BASE DATAEcosAgile supports many processes and modules in its standard form and comes with a very broad and, more importantly, extendible data base; this feature allows you to incorporate and consolidate the data you need while keeping costs to a minimum;
EASE OF DEVELOPMENT AND AGILE METHODOLOGYIt is extremely simple to enable or configure features regarding the consolidated data to complement the database with any additional information, analyse and query the consolidated information, and manage exceptions; it is easy to adapt information according to the profile of who is requesting it (with multi-language and multi-country support), manage workflows, represent information graphically, etc.
SIMPLIFICATION OF APPLICATION SUITE
These features have been successfully implemented in real situations to simplify compound and heterogeneous application contexts consisting of multiple custom systems, resulting in significant cost benefits.
A major best practice initiative by a major customer saw the replacement of numerous custom systems, that had been deployed over time to resolve specific process needs, but subsequently totally replaced by EcosAgile in a few short months of simple configuration work.
Another significant example involved the consolidation of data, from heterogeneous external systems through EcosAgile, thus building consolidated base data for reporting activities; the flexibility of EcosAgile made it easy to add functions regarding the control and cleaning of data; the fresh data was then streamed into other systems for a previously unthinkable level of quality and consistency of internal reporting and BI tools of enormous benefit to the client.
LOCAL SYSTEMS FOR CORPORATE / GLOBAL INSTALLATIONS
In some international scenarios, central information systems often implement broad and general processes which do not respond to specific local needs.
Companies in this context often have to either absorb the costs associated with manually processing complex, local requirements not covered by the central system or develop custom, ad hoc applications.
Both options are expensive and ineffective.
EcosAgile offers a unique solution to these contexts because its flexibility allows it to be easily annexed to existing Corporate and/or Global systems, and provide locally integrated platform which is flexible and versatile..
When compared with custom developments, EcosAgile features unbeatable quality, security, cost savings and speed; its range of processes often represents a powerful acceleration factor and it can be incorporated as a slave to other principle systems.