British Energy's Business-IT Alignment Initiatives Powered by SOA Expertise from Infosys
London, UK, March 22, 2007: Infosys Technologies (NASDAQ:INFY) today announced that it has helped British Energy Power & Energy Trading (BEPET) to adopt a Process Driven Architecture (PDA) [a more process centric view of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)] approach to increasing efficiencies by aligning business processes with its IT infrastructure.
The UK energy industry has evolved significantly in recent years, with a number of issues including ongoing deregulation of European markets, a high level of M&A activity, and the move to electronic confirmation making the market more complex and challenging. In response, BEPET reviewed its legacy IT systems to optimize all business processes and achieve maximum efficiencies.
As a result, BEPET decided to align business process with IT through SOA. The business rationale was to consolidate existing IT assets to be able to innovate and scale up in an increasingly competitive market and to look at new areas of commodities, business and services. Infosys was engaged to define an Enterprise Architecture framework that leveraged and put into practice the principles of SOA.
"Infosys opened our eyes to what was possible and what are the implications of an SOA environment," said Jeremy Lock, IT Manager at BEPET. "We have been extremely impressed by the Infosys team's innovative approach and expertise in defining a framework and methodology that will guide us towards this SOA-based business model. This will increase the flexibility and reliability of our IT infrastructure and enable us to manage change to our business capabilities in an agile way while continuing to deliver excellent customer service."
Forrester Research, a leading industry analyst firm, published two reports on the SOA integration services market in the last six months. These reports highlight Infosys' strength in applying SOA to modernizing legacy systems. The reports further state that "Infosys brings strong SOA visibility to clients." 1 "While measuring SOA engagement success, Infosys has a clear, simple and valuable approach combined with an in-depth and consistent monitoring system for tracking customer satisfaction."2
"Infosys Is A Strong Option For EMEA Clients Challenged By Legacy SOA Applications" by Sean Sweeney with Christine Ferrusi Ross and Andrew Parker, Forrester Research Inc, December 2006 states "Infosys' strength lies in legacy. An SOA greenfield program is simple, while SOA's relationship to legacy will emerge as a key issue for the enterprise. Infosys clients are impressed with the ability of its delivery resource to enable organizational flexibility and process improvement"