In this case study presentation you will learn all about Flexigroupís SoA architecture journey from April 2008 through to March 2010. It focuses on the IT architecture implementation approach, key challenges, lessons learnt and business adoption aspect of the SoA initiative.
Flexigroup is a leading provider of retail point-of-sale finance solutions with businesses spanning across three countries - Australia, New Zealand and Ireland . In order to address the two main business drivers of launching new products quickly to market and expanding the customer acquisition channels, the initial focus and scope of the SoA program was to deliver substantial operational efficiency in the ‘Deal Origination & Credit Approval’ part of the Australian business processes.
The SoA implementation approach was to start-small and use a step-wise SoA introduction, thus delivering incremental business benefits and progressively replacing the different legacy software components of Flexigroup’s core business systems with the new SoA platform. The 3 key SOA steps that will be covered in this case study presentation are:
• Foundation SOA
• Networked SOA
• Process-enabled SOA