What is SOA4? The Sustainability Oriented Architecture (SOA4) is
an Internet application generation platform that enables fully integrated
business solutions to be delivered easily and cost-effectively.
This technology is For any Sustainability requirement.
The tool was initially developed to meet the changing requirements
mandated by compliance regulations and has in its configuration
library, many solutions that address Sustainability issues.
The innovative SOA4 technology enables the creation of, customization
of, and personalization of complex e-business and back-office applications.
SOA4 creates applications by eliminating a very large part of the
repetitive user interface programming and test and re-work efforts
that traditional development efforts entail. Because business conditions
are constantly changing, SOA4 enables quick response to these changes
without having to resort to extensive and expensive programming
For IT managers, business analysts, MIS directors, and knowledge
workers, innovative technologies have historically provided important
changes to the way they conduct business. By offering Internet-enabled,
metadata-based customizable applications, the innovative SOA4 technology
enables companies to eliminate 60 to 80 percent of the traditional
IT costs generated by programming requirements.
SOA4 works quickly and provides a cost-effective application integration
program. It allows for rapid implementation, modification and customization
via the Internet.
A key issue for business today is the
need to customize applications - whether new ones or existing ones.
Many programs offer a cookie-cutter approach to application integration;
businesses that want to customize these programs require extensive
and expensive programming time.
SOA4, on the other hand,
is codeless, so businesses can easily and cost-effectively use the
platform to create, customize, and personalize complex e-business
and back-office applications. Because business conditions are constantly
changing, SOA4 enables users to respond to these changes without
having to resort to expensive programming time.
special design tools allow users to customize and personalize their
applications directly using data. From simple changes - adding a
new field to a data entry form - to more complex changes - adding
a new business rule - SOA4 provides a way to translate business
requirements into custom applications.
SOA4 is Internet
based. Companies can use their applications from any Internet connection,
whether out in the field or at their workstations. Individuals can
create, customize, and personalize applications online, in real
time. SOA4 leverages the power of the Internet to let businesses
make the changes they need without waiting for programmers to interpret
The SOA4 technology offering, within
the Internet field, is strong in three senses. The first lies in
its ability to empower business change management by making application
technology the domain of knowledge workers and business analysts
- not just programmers. SOA4 gives power to the people who need
to manage information, and by extension, it offers a powerful competitive
advantage to all management levels in any business.
second lies in its ability to extend the concept of codeless metadata
to what has previously been the territory of programmers doing application
development. The technology, which is patent pending, employs three
- An interface layer that allows users to access applications online;
- An interpreter layer that transforms data into application functionality; and
- A metadata layer that stores the functional content of the applications.
The uniqueness of the program lies in the metadata layer, which makes
a seamless connection or mapping between data and application configuration
without the user ever being aware of what is happening in the background.
The third powerful aspect of SOA4 technology lies within its ability
to message applications via the Internet instantly, and to anyone.
This aspect of the technology empowers knowledge workers and business
analysts to connect to disparate databases and integrate entire applications
on the fly, thus providing an ad hoc, nonstructured workflow capability.
In other words, SOA4 puts the "real-time" into application deployment.
Because SOA4 is built on Java, it can be deployed by any business,
large or small, with a minimum of training time. SOA4 has been deployed
at a major utility at 30 locations. This project and its implementation
plan stands as the technologies flagship and can be reviewed in detail
by anyone interested.