Application Integration Modules
SMX includes an Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) middleware that enables integration of systems and applications across the enterprise. This has been licensed by CBSA to handle interactions between shipping companies world-wide and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) ACRF, ACROSS and E-Manifest systems.
Typically, various software systems cannot easily share data or business rules. Such systems are ‘stovepipes’ because they are proprietary COTS or are custom developed legacy systems that make it very hard to modify them. This leads to inefficiencies, wherein identical data are stored in multiple locations, or straightforward processes are unable to be automated due to the number of disparate systems involved.
The SMX includes an EAI module that uses messaging and integrated ‘look-ups’ between various systems that need to be linked together. This includes dispatcher and bundling modules that sync input/output, routing, processing, conversion and communication of structured data between systems, or supplements closed systems where existing software cannot support your business rules and expanded data requirements.