G. James Australia Delivers Real-time Visibility and Integration with Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g
Leading Glass and Aluminium Manufacturer Streamlines Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite, Legacy Systems and Third Party Applications using Oracle SOA Suite 11g
Brisbane, Australia – March 22, 2010
Oracle can today announce that G. James Australia, a leading Australasian manufacturer of glass and aluminium products for the construction industry, is one of the first companies in Australia to implement Oracle SOA Suite 11g.
With the need to streamline integration between their recently implemented Oracle E-Business Suite and other business critical systems including specialist third-party applications and a legacy COBOL/ISAM application, G. James Australia has deployed Oracle SOA Suite 11g to provide real-time integration and visibility.
Leveraging components of Oracle SOA Suite 11g, including Oracle BPEL Process Manager, deployed on Oracle WebLogic Server 11g, G. James Australia has implemented a Service Oriented Architecture to provide standards-based interfaces and web services to connect half a dozen of their core business systems, moving away from more manual, labour intensive methods of integration without replacing or re-engineering existing assets.
With a phased implementation of Oracle E-Business Suite, G. James needed to maximise their existing application investments, and integration with the existing legacy system was crucial to provide a consolidated view of a customer’s orders, invoices, and credit limits, to determine in real-time if a customer order can be processed. As the first process to go live using Oracle SOA Suite 11g, a comprehensive view of customer exposure is instantly available and additionally, provided as a real-time feed from Oracle E-Business Suite.
In the past, to achieve this or similar changes would require cumbersome code changes across many interdependent programs. Today, using Oracle SOA Suite 11g and Oracle BPEL Process Manager has simplified the way interfaces are developed and changes can be implemented rapidly, leveraging built-in error and exception handling capabilities for full visibility.
As business units become accustomed to rapid turn-around times, momentum is building for additional processes to be built and deployed using Oracle SOA Suite 11g. The vision for G. James is that all systems, machines and devices on the factory floor leverage a standards-based SOA infrastructure to maximise investments in existing systems, and streamline integration for rapid delivery and enhanced visibility.
“We run our existing legacy application suite alongside our Oracle ERP and we also have a number of other third party applications that don’t easily lend themselves to transferring data back into the ERP system,” says Bruce Moy Director and Chief Engineer, G James Glass & Aluminium Division.
“The integration of SOA into our business allows us not only to integrate out Oracle applications better, but also derive greater value from our legacy and other third party apps by integrating them all together. We are very encouraged that what we’ve done with SOA so far works so well.”
G.James Glass & Aluminium is one of Australia's premier manufacturers of windows and doors, supplying to the residential, commercial, high-rise and monumental building and construction markets. G.James Glass & Aluminium and its associated companies combine to form a multi-dimensional yet integrated organisation focused on providing solutions through the diversity of glass and aluminium. Established in 1917, G.James offer an extensive range of Australian produced glass and/or aluminium based products.
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