Enterprise Application Development & Integration

Companies demand the most of their application development tools – and with good reason! The ability to develop robust, feature-rich and cost-effective enterprise applications is a must in today’s highly-competitive business environment.

Whether you are looking to develop a custom software solution to meet your specific business needs, or wish to simply enhance the graphical user interface of your legacy applications, Quiline has the right solution. Our productivity-enhancing development tools allow companies to rapidly deliver powerful enterprise applications – quickly and within budget.

Each of Quiline’s development tools are designed to increase productivity – without compromising quality or budget. Our integrated development environments allow companies to design and run applications of all kinds: character-based, Web/HMTL, Java or Windows. What’s more, our tools are compatible with most operating systems, including Windows, UNIX, and MPE/iX on the HP e3000 system.

Enterprise Integration

Depending on the organization, there are different legal and business reasons for integration. For example, U.S. federal law, under the Clinger-Cohen Act, mandates that each federal agency develop a plan for EI (for example, the Veterans Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, and the DoD Office of the Secretary of Defense have all instituted EI efforts). U.S. and international corporations regularly engage in major integration efforts (the telecommunications industry consortium, KLM Airlines, EURONEXT, and the Australian Stock Exchange, for example). Effective integration is often a prerequisite for e-business success (for example, successful enterprise-wide software integration was a critical factor for the rapid success of Dell online sales).

One way to plan for enterprise integration is to develop an enterprise architecture that represents how major information systems across the enterprise fit together. The architecture identifies the scope of individual systems and the boundaries between them. Thus, an enterprise architecture is essentially a planning activity, rather than a development activity.

In practice, however, this distinction between planning and development is often ignored. Organizations focus on the wrong sets of issues in developing an enterprise architecture, and as a result get little value from it. Here are two basic problems that often occur in practice:

  • Overscoping the enterprise architecture, resulting in an open-ended effort that is too ambitious to ever successfully implement
  • Driving the enterprise architecture down to low levels of detail
  •  This results in losing the focus of the enterprise architecture as well as modeling low levels of detail that will only need to be repeated when actual systems are developed.
  •  It also results in focusing on the functionality of individual systems rather than the interconnections between them.