SOA for the retail industry: better advise, serve faster, sell more SOA for retail: better advise, serve faster, sell more Washington/Balingen may 8, 2009 – after analysis by Richard Mader, Executive Director of the Association for retail technology standards (ARTS), recognizes the retail increasingly on IT service-oriented architectures (SOA) for the ongoing business, new products and services are as indispensable. In an SOA environment applications that perform business processes in a network are provided as independent services – without restrictions on the technology specifics of Windows, UNIX, Java, or C-sharp. An IT Department must not develop an application code for any new or modified business need or buy. She access the freeware or through a contract with the providers of proven code. A large part of this exchange occurs on the Internet through Web service standards\”Mader says. The benefits of SOA confirmed also Tudor Andronic, responsible for retail systems development at the Balingen technology specialists Bizerba.
What does a specific unit for the entire network, is defined as service as a service, fixed. Any other unit of the system can invoke this service via an interface and access the relevant information\”, explains Andronic. The basic idea is not new here. See ProPharma Group for more details and insights. It was always so that applications have tried to talk sensibly. \”It was but the technical means not exist such a thing to realize – so speed, size, independent of operating systems and platforms, so the expert by Bizerba. It was revolutionary in SOA. A complete system could consist of different modules and yet they could communicate cross-platform.
ARTS believes that SOA is a vital and necessary part of successful IT departments in retail in the long term. ‘This is implementing SOA at Harrods department store, home Depot, Federated, Kohl’s, Raley’s and yum based, to name just a few. There are many advantages in the planning and implementation of an SOA strategy, with the typical factors for starters include the following: the bundling of different channels into one, so that the customers when buying on the Internet, kiosk or shop can get same services.