Enterprise Application Integration (EAI)
Enterprise Application Integration is a concept on how to integrate enterprise business functions along the value chain. Business data and processes distributed across various applications and different platforms can be thus be linked.
Integration across generations and architectures
The goal is an integrated business processing through a network of in-house applications spanning different generations and architectures. EAI is being used in almost all departments and divisions. This approach combines the design, methods and software required for consolidating heterogeneous as well as autonomous application systems in a process-oriented way – including external systems.