US Healthcare Giant Replaces Mission Critical Legacy Application with RIA + SOA solution in Just 5 Months

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A Fortune 50 Healthcare organisation has successfully deployed a mission critical Rich; Web based Composite Application built directly from Web Services. Most significantly, this giant organisation followed a document centric, compositional approach to their SOA development, as opposed to a traditional coding one, by using innovative software technology from Hyfinity. Hyfinity's MVC product automated much of the development, driving massive savings in project time, effort and cost compared to alternative programmer centric approaches.

It's quite significant that a large enterprise is implementing SOA by following a compositional approach to building mission critical rich, Web applications

Hyfinity, the innovative SOA technology company, today announced the successful completion of their first live project on the 25th September 2006, with a leading US Fortune 50 Health and Well-Being organisation.

This project, the first under the terms of a global contract, used Hyfinity's MVC technology to rapidly compose a new Customer / Contracts Management system as a Feature Rich, Web based application that was the client's first enterprise scale, SOA based application development. The new rich internet application was constructed entirely with the composition of Web Services.

The Customer / Contracts Management system is a mission-critical application for the enrolment and management of Customers and their Health Plans. With over 9000 users of the system, Hyfinity's MVC technology has proven its competitive advantage in terms of a highly scalable architecture and also as a rapid development technology, as the whole project went live in just 5 months, from the point at which Hyfinity was selected.

"It's quite significant that a large enterprise is implementing SOA by following a compositional approach to building mission critical rich, Web applications," said Jason Bloomberg, Senior Analyst, Zapthink. "Hyfinity's solution is at the critical hotspot at the intersection of RIA and SOA, and their solution for a 9,000 user call centre, where all transactions must be completed in less than two seconds, heralds the future of rich, flexible applications created from compositions of services."

Client Objectives:
1.    Leverage SOA strategy: Web services based, feature rich, enterprise strength application delivery.
2.    Rapid development capability: meet aggressive business timescales for new application roll out and time to value.
3.    Reduced development effort: tool based approach to provide consistency and efficiency amongst multiple development teams.
4.    Ease of ongoing application maintenance: tool based approach versus traditional custom Java development.

Reason for selection:
1.    Web based design and deploy environment
2.    Codeless application composition environment
3.    Ability to create and modify business rules 'on the fly' without incurring massive redevelopment
4.    AJAX integration
5.    Automatic data binding
6.    The ability to automatically integrate with Web Services (WSDLs and Schemas).

"We had a vision for our SOA environment, which included standard components such as BPM. However, we identified a key element that is often overlooked, but is critical to the success of SOA applications. Rapid User Interface development capabilities, assisted by the ability to reuse XML assets such as WSDLs, without the need for intricate coding expertise is key to more efficient and consistent development. This is where Hyfinity's MVC product really excels and also provides easier future maintenance of large applications. We now have a product that enables our onshore and offshore teams to design and assemble SOA applications rapidly without the need for coding."

  • Enterprise Architect, Fortune 50 Organisation

"We spoke to all the major SOA vendors about UI tools. None had what we wanted. Then we found Hyfinity with its MVC technology. Since then we haven't looked back. The strangest part is that although we recognised Hyfinity's technical superiority from an early stage, we were reluctant about engaging with a UK organisation due to concerns about support. The technical superiority and the financial models were compelling for us and once we decided to engage Hyfinity in our evaluation process we also discovered that they have a very personal touch to their support. Their support has been excellent -- equal to the quality of their technology. Hyfinity's innovative Web User Interface development technology has enabled us to capitalise on the benefits of our new SOA environment and deliver major new applications to the business in record time and cost."

  • Director, Fortune 50 Organisation

"The successful conclusion of this first project confirms Hyfinity's position at the forefront of technology that builds Rich Internet Applications for SOA environments. With the demand for true SOA based applications rising, we believe that the SOA vision is finally producing real-world application benefits for organisations. Our clients vision and success in this area is further endorsement of our technology and we are looking forward to building on this project and growing our business in the US"

  • Nigel Denham, Hyfinity

For more details contact Hyfinity on 0121 506 9111.

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