SOA Implementation for a Leading Insurance Provider

Project summary Implemented SOA technologies, patters and practices to improve ability to mesh legacy systems together to provide unified, real-time access to all of their information. Established roadmap for future SOA initiatives
Customer Leading insurance provider
Project geography USA
Project objective Business objectives:
  • Respond to the growing cost pressures on the insurance market, but also adapt to the fundamental shift in the nature of the insurance business
  • Improve ability to develop and package services that are tailored to customers’ individual insurance requirements, a major departure from their traditional standardized offerings
  • Address the growing problem of system complexity in order to gain the flexibility and efficiency needed to compete in a changing market
  • Reduce time and cost of developing the new consumer services that were becoming increasingly important

Technical objectives:

  • Enable more flexibility in integration of existing legacy applications share information
  • Finding a flexible way to mesh legacy systems together to provide unified, real-time access to all of their information
  • Replace the rigid point-to-point integration that had served the purpose with a more flexible SOA framework
  • Simplify the integration between various technology platforms (Windows, Java, iSeries)
Project highlights
  • Deployed SOA based on IBM WebSphere technologies
  • Identified near-term initiatives and strategic steps to realize value from SOA investments
  • Established a roadmap of projects to realize additional value from its investments in SOA
  • Developed a governance structure for managing its SOA architecture
  • Created a Center of Excellence structure that fosters new ideas and accelerates adoption of SOA
Project description Project was implemented with IBM WebSphere technologies:
  • IBM WebSphere Message Broker
  • IBM WebSphere Process Server
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server