Capabilities >> Systems Integration

Systems Integration is a critical aspect to the successful operation of any organization.

Systems IntegrationSystems integration is an IT or engineering process or phase concerned with joining different subsystems or components as one large system. It ensures that each integrated subsystem functions as required. Systems integration is also used to add value to a system through new functionalities provided by connecting functions of different systems. Our Systems Integration methods include:

  • Horizontal Integration or Enterprise Service Bus (ESB): Involves an integration method in which a specialized subsystem is dedicated to communication between other subsystems. This allows cutting the number of connections (interfaces) to only one per subsystem which will connect directly to the ESB. The ESB is capable of translating the interface into another interface. This allows cutting the costs of integration and provides extreme flexibility. With systems integrated using this method, it is possible to completely replace one subsystem with another subsystem which provides similar functionality but exports different interfaces, all of this is completely transparent for the rest of the subsystems. The only action required is to implement the new interface between the ESB and the new subsystem.
  • Vertical Integration: Subsystems are integrated according to functionality by creating "silos" of functional entities, beginning with the bottom basic function upward (vertical). This very quick method only involves a few vendors and developers but becomes more expensive over time because to implement new functionalities, new silos must be created.
  • Star Integration: Also known as "Spaghetti Integration" because each subsystem is connected to multiple subsystems, so that the diagrams of the interconnections look like a star. However, the more subsystems there are, the more connections are made, and it ends up looking like spaghetti.
  • Common Data Format: Helps the system avoid having the adapter convert to and from every application format. Systems using this method set a common or application-independent format, or they provide a service that does the transformation to or from one application into the common application.

I Web 4 U was founded in 1997 with a vision of providing a higher value of IT services to the automotive dealership industry. In 2015, we started providing U.S. Government agencies the same level of professionalism in support of their missions. I Web 4 U will work with you and your organization to ensure that all of your subsystems are configured in a way so that there is seamless integration.

I Web 4 U provides a full range of Systems Integration functions including:

  • Creating a Systems Integration Plan that is developed during program planning.
  • Defining the overall system as Configuration Items matrixed against Subsystems.
  • Defining appropriate requirements, design, and verification specifications at each level of the System
  • Creating A drawing tree which identifies requirements, design, and verification documents across the configuration items and subsystems.
  • Ensuring requirements traceability is maintained between requirements, design, and verification specifications at all levels.
  • Making sure that the System Integration planning and management methodology tracks and documents the progress of each Configuration Item (with at least one level of decomposition) and each Subsystem.
  • Making sure that responsible engineers are assigned to each Subsystem and are budgeted within Systems Integration throughout the program, with appropriate budget synergy between Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, Development, and Test.
  • Making sure that all items are submitted to Systems Integration through Configuration Management.