Product Integration

The IBM Team provides a full range of product integration services for tasks such implementing a COTS product to consolidate requirements and functions of multiple Army legacy systems; designing an integrated system comprised of multiple COTS products (e.g., PeopleSoft HR and Cognos Reporting); and integrating a COTS product into an existing architecture to support multiple systems (e.g., Crystal Enterprise for reporting). Work will focus on developing specific integration strategies to reduce the number of legacy systems in support of cross-functional data sharing, DoD and Department of Army standardization and interoperability policies, and NETCOM's Networthiness program.

Services & Descriptions

Define Objectives

Provides services for the definition of objectives and priorities for specific integration projects. Provides the services such as examination of organizational goals and objectives; documentation and analyses of processes and data; analysis of existing architectures; product evaluations; cost and economic analyses; and development of prioritized functional business requirements.  

Architecture Development

Provides technical services to define the interim and target architectures at all levels (business, application and data) to support the Government's consolidation efforts. Provides services such as process, application and data definition; product selections; development and implementation of technology pilots; interim and to-be integration architecture development; standards specification development (e.g., operations, management, formatting, and EDI); and decomposition of functional business requirements to include technical specifications.  

Integration and Migration Strategy

Provides technical and analytical services to develop the integration and migration strategy for successful integration. Provides services such as identifying any risks, disparities between end-state and legacy operational processes and functions, analysis of the as-is and to-be architecture (e.g., number of applications, installations, connectivity, data and functionality mappings) to ensure disparities between functionality are fully addressed; data conversion and migration strategy; development of metric and measurement strategy (with identification of expected results); development of training strategy; identification of risks and risk mitigation strategies; development of final business requirements (technical and functional), and draft implementation plan (e.g., initial schedule, draft project plan, change management plan, configuration management and QA plan).  

Implementation

Subsequent development and implementation services for this solution area are described in System Development and Implementation.

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