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BPM, SOA and MDA are all emerging technologies that can greatly improve business agility, profitability, and productivity. But when combined, the business benefits increase exponentially, leveraging the agility and extending the capabilities of each technology. visumpoint can help you maximize your IT investment by implementing a technology strategy focused on these disciplines. Whether deploying a service oriented architecture, producing reusable business services from IT systems, or building agile business applications, visumpoint can provide a field-proven, holistic, enterprise-wide approach, helping you manage and control your multiplying service and process components.

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Visumpoint believes in out-of-the-box thinking, not out-of-the-box solutions. We use technology to help our customers reach their business goals, but each solution is tailored to the customer, their environment, their product and their industry.


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Service Oriented Architecture

Organizations are shifting to service-oriented architecture (SOA) as a means of improving their business agility and IT productivity. SOA is an architectural approach that uses loosely-coupled services to support the requirements of business processes and users. It bridges the gap between the technical and business worlds, enabling customers to talk about what they really need. The value proposition is vast - increased reusability, improved organizational agility, greater flexibility and improved IT adaptability.


Once you recognize the need to move towards a Service Oriented Architecture, how do you do it? More importantly, how do you do it well?


Visumpoint offers the complete solution through our SOA Practice. With extensive hands-on experience in model driven SOA and our SOA Empowerment Methodology - a field-proven approach - visumpoint can help your organization attain SOA’s most significant benefits.


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Visumpoint’s SOA Practice
Visumpoint’s SOA Empowerment (SOA^e) Methodology

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Business Process Management (BPM)

A recent survey of more than 1,400 CIOs showed that their top business priority was business process improvement. Business Process Management leverages technology to automate, coordinate, and monitor the interactions between disparate business processes. Process improvement results in lower costs, higher revenues, productive employees and satisfied customers.


The primary advantages of BPM are business process transparency, process refinement and centralization of data. Beyond the tangible benefit of improved profitability, the true value of BPM is its ability to help organizations become more agile. It is critical to consider the incremental value that will be added over time, not just the first iterations of processes and what value they might bring.


When making the case for BPM, understand that the benefits of effectiveness, efficiency and agility will be realized in different proportions and cycles.


  • Efficiency

    Most companies first see efficiency gains due to the elimination of significant manual processes
  • Effectiveness

    Some of the largest gains are made when making a process more effective
  • Agility

    The long term benefit is the ability to quickly respond to change or change your processes

Visumpoint's BPM Practice
Visumpoint's Business Process Modeling

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Model Driven Architecture

Model Driven Architecture is being applied as an overall approach to gaining control over and systematically improving the entire lifecycle of IT solutions – from modeling the overall business and capturing specific solution requirements to developing, deploying, integrating and managing many kinds of software components. It spans all industries because, at its core, it’s about precisely capturing requirements, enforcing architectural standards, maintaining traceability and facilitating effective communication between business and IT.


The MDA approach automates the software development process. Some of the structural design is common across all software applications being developed. These common elements are captured in design patterns and are used within an MDA approach to help automate the development process. The software programs produced using this method still meet and/or exceed the required standards, but there is a significant reduction in the time required to develop them. By effectively applying MDA techniques and practices the software architect can create software components that are truly reusable across applications. The MDA approach not only improves productivity, but also, by applying the right pattern against a given problem, improves the quality and consistency of software development.


The entire goal of MDA is process improvement. It focuses on the environment – the standards and processes – that enable the creation of software components

Visumpoint's MDA Practice
Visumpoint MDA^e - MDA Enablement Tool

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