Lilybeth Tan

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Prolifics has fine-tuned a methodology and architecture for portal solutions that is quite different from the typical portal implementation. While most portal architectures connect a front-end portal interface directly to the back-office systems, we instead utilize a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), which involves creating an enterprise repository of business services based on the Web services standard. We have found that this portal integration approach maps more naturally to the project phases and team assignments, creating a more positive experience and driving down the application's TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). Critical to the portal solution - in fact almost the starting point - is building the centralized, technology-agnostic repository that houses the key services, modeling them in a format that is immediately accessible and testable. This serves as ins... (more)