SOURCE: Skyway Software

October 13, 2005 07:20 ET

Starter Pack Helps Companies Easily and Quickly -- Move to SOA

TAMPA, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 13, 2005 -- Designed to help companies Move To SOA, the Skyway SOA Starter Pack positions companies to capture increased revenue and decreased IT expenses after the first project. Skyway Software, the leading provider of SOA custom and orchestrated application design time solutions, is proud to announce the launch of the Skyway SOA Starter Pack which is gaining the attention of many CIOs. For companies considering SOA or merely looking for a way to increase IT productivity, the Skyway SOA Starter Pack is the fastest, most economical, easy-to-use solution on the market. Skyway SOA Starter Pack is built on Skyway's industry-leading SOA platform. The Skyway SOA Platform is the only solution on the market for the full design time SOA lifecycle; meaning it builds, governs and deploys, allowing companies to easily and quickly move to SOA in one clean effort.

As more and more companies create SOA teams and SOA departments, SOA moves towards the critical transition from hot buzzword to a mainstream technology approach. Gartner states, "SOA is a top IT topic and trend for 2005 and it will become the dominant framework for creating and delivering software, shifting value from packaged software to subscription services, and from monolithic suites to composite applications." UDDI author and CEO of Skyway Software, Jared Rodriguez, adds, "The reality is that companies of all sizes are pushed to the wall with IT projects so actually implementing even the best advice can seem like an impossible feat. That's what is so practical and powerful with Skyway's SOA Starter Pack -- it empowers any member an IT team to easily build something as simple as an individual web service or as complex as a fully implemented SOA that connects an entire enterprise's technology infrastructure."

Many "tire-kickers" have started to develop an SOA strategy. The first step in this process usually starts with answering the question why companies are adopting SOA. Rodriguez sheds some light on this issue by stating, "According to many prospects and customers, their existing approach to application development was costly to implement and sustain, fragmented and hard to consolidate or time-consuming and slow to deliver value." Skyway SOA Starter Pack and Skyway SOA Platform answers these issues. The Starter Pack allows customers to move to SOA and realize SOA can be fast, cost-effective and easy to use.

In a world of changing standards, protocols, and services, the Skyway SOA Platform leverages IT Departments to stay ahead of business needs which is a vital ingredient to any company's bottom-line. The Skyway SOA Platform is being used by companies of all sizes for multiple purposes. Specifically, Skyway SOA Starter Packs are being used to build custom enterprise applications, create custom web applications and portal content, manage service and application deployments and govern service versions and service reuse.

"For example," adds Rodriguez, "mid-size business Enporion builds all of their customer-facing systems with Skyway and has been able to stop hiring engineers with extensive J2EE knowledge while reporting a ten-fold increase in developer productivity and a 60% decrease in development expenses!" The CTO at Enporion, Jim Garcia, states, "This reduction in time spent on writing code, coupled with reduced development costs, have provided our shareholders with a substantial and immediate bottom line benefit. Skyway is much easier to use and generates a greater and faster return on investment than any other environment I have experienced."

While Kevin Poulter, Technology Application Manager at British American Tobacco (BAT), a $45 billion powerhouse, states, "BAT has recognized the risks of not factoring SOA into our future architecture upfront. By deploying Skyway now we are saving money immediately and improving productivity while opening the way for a head start on enterprise adoption of SOA."

The reported top four motivators compelling companies to move to SOA with the Skyway SOA Starter Pack are...

1.  Return on Investment.............  After 1st Project
2.  IT productivity..................  Increased by 10X
3.  Development expenses.............  Reduced by 60%
4.  Short learning curve.............  One training day
For companies that have been considering the implementation of an SOA or merely looking for a way to increase IT productivity, the Skyway SOA Starter Pack is the fastest, most economical, easy-to-use solution on the market. Contributing to Skyway's claim that the Skyway SOA Starter Pack has no financial risk, it is available via a convenient $500 monthly subscription and its unprecedented 1-training-day approach sheds some light on how this solution is beating out such giants as IBM, BEA and Oracle when going head-to-head in customer proof-of-concept projects.

About Skyway Software -- www.skywaysoftware.com

Skyway Software, the leading provider of custom and orchestrated application design time solutions based on SOA, today announces the launch of the Skyway SOA Starter Pack. The SOA Starter Pack is designed to help companies Move To SOA and start realizing increased revenue and decreased IT expenses. PR Contact: Marla Whittemore (813-288-9355, ext. 118 or marla@skywaysoftware.com).

* Gartner quote comes from Gartner's Positions on the Five Hottest IT Topics and Trends in 2005 -- May 12, 2005 -- David Cearley, Jackie Fenn, Daryl Plummer

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