Automate your business processes with the
Service Orientated Architecture SOA

Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) is changing how businesses innovate and
operate. It is all about building software to interconnect and automate the systems,
processes and infraestructure in your company.
Businesses use SOA to connect legacy systems with newer systems, reduce software
costs, increase productivity and create a competitive advantage. It can be a great tool to
manage big data, cloud data and data hierarchie

What is a Service Oriented Architecture?

First of all, the Service Oriented Architecture is not a new architectural style, not a new
technique, not a new development methodology, not a new set of APIs or a tool, even it
was formalized in 1996 and became widespread with the emergence of the Web.
However, SOA is a new model of IT infrastructure based on a service-oriented view of
applications, business processes, and IT infrastructure. In today’s business
environment, competitive advantage is achieved by continuously improving business
processes.
SOA is a framework that enables businesses to focus on business services. These
services are packaged as software components. A business can reuse these software
components whenever they need them. The components run on any platform, any
technology and within any organisa

Steps to implement SOA in your businees processes

Although each company must face different business needs, there are common
challenges that they must take into account to ensure the success of SOA
implementation. Take into account the following steps to develop a good SOA
implementation strategy in your company.

1.-Define Your goal

Why do you need an SOA? What is the business value you’re trying to achieve by
implementing the SOA? You will find many answers to this question such as reducing
maintenance costs or modernizing your business processes, but the business needs
and objectives should be the most important.

2.-Define your business processes:

What business process do you want to
automate? As the organization’s core application developer, you’re expected to help
define how the business processes in your organization will be automated. According
to Conway’s law the design of the architecture of a system and its processes must be
the representation of the real organization and communication structure of the business,
so that’s why is important to define your business process before implementing an SOA.

3.-Unify vision partners.

Implementing your processes with SOA is a great challenge for your team, so it is
necessary that leaders and developers can be aligned under a single vision. Support as
a team and communication will allow the information to be congruent and have a
streamlined business interconnection

4.- An ESB can integrate your system

One important thing to consider is that developers don’t need to build integrations from
scratch. SOA is a type of architecture that exposes services using standard network
protocols to send requests or access data, so it is possible to reuse current functions
instead of re-creating them. Using an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) will allow the
integration of services and reduce the number of complex interfaces.

5.- Avoid a short-term approach

Although SOA allows meeting the current needs of your business processes, it is
important that your team design an architecture under a global approach to the
company so it can meet future needs.

What are the benefits of a Service Oriented Architectute?

There are many advantages of using Service Oriented Architecture, but one of the main
benefits is the reuse of its components .
Through reuse, the services that were developed at a certain time can be used to create
new services, this allows the company to have more services in the shortest possible
time and with less investment.
With the application of SOA, interoperability and integration between heterogeneous
applications and technologies is achieved through a common API. Thanks to this,
services are universally available to any application developer in the company. Services
also provide separation between applications, and the developers of an application don’t
have to worry about other applications, and they are more flexible to change as the
business changes

Some other benefits of automating your business process with an SOA are listed below.

  • The separation between services and processes allows developers to specialize in
  • different programming languages.
  • It allows better control and broad visibility of the business structure.
  • The architecture implementation of a business process allows simplifying and
  • optimizing its organizational capacity.
  • Facilitates adaptation to change, with the integration of legacy systems.
  • Maintenance costs are reduced and the investment made in systems is amortized.
  • It is a first step to innovation and modernization of service development, in line with
  • the dynamism of the market.