You’ll be able to react much more quickly to changes in the market or customer’s demands.
SOA’s transparency and clarity support and compliment your existing IT environment and help you react more quickly. Existing business processes and applications are analyzed; their functionality is inventoried and then combined with new processes. You can than react quickly to changes in the market and your customers’ needs.
Interfaces can be set up quickly and flexibly and several applications can be combined with one another. The advantage is that it merges existing processes and applications to a complete solution.
Example of a Request/Response Application with SOA:
The bank’s name, the zip code, and the city will automatically be filled in using the web service, for specified routing numbers. An error will occur, if the routing number is not correct.
Examples include: credit card verification, e-mail address verification, order staus requests, delivery status requests.