Bringing Disparate Systems Into Alignment, One Customer At A Time
Corporate acquisitions are often exciting times for shareholders, but they can strike fear and dread in the IT departments of both sides, especially when the full scope of the IT integration effort becomes clear, long after the ink dried on the merger.
The reality is, despite usually being in the same business or industry, the IT stack of corporations that are merging are typically not designed to make this process possible, much less easy. Although "linked data" technologies make this problem solvable, to date a way to operationalize the systematic alignment of disparate IT systems has been elusive.
Enter Apex Unify!™ and Apex Synchronicity™. Unify! has a process by which diverse systems of record are brought into alignment and kept in sync by a very well-defined, unidirectional flow of novelty and truth propagation managed by Apex Synchronicity. The approach is so generalized it almost doesn't matter whether the system was developed in-house, or by someone else.
By making "interoperability" an architectural concern instead of a system-to-system data exchange problem, great efficiencies are gained in the process of making any one system of record cooperate in the transparent data sharing scheme of Apex Unify!.
Because Apex Unify! is technically domain-neutral, highly tolerant of differences in schema and business rules between systems, and offers a framework for developing domain adapters as specialized microservices that participate in Unify!'s truth detection and propagation process through Apex Synchronicity, the task of bringing any one system online is a matter of tapping into the expertise of the developers who built it.
Because there is a single source of truth against which each system is brought into alignment, the task of handling messages is radically simplified. Having a coherent set of tools, techniques and methods, powered by enterprise class distributed software components found in Apex Unify! makes the M&A challenge a lot more manageable.
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