SOURCE: Skyway Software

November 14, 2005 11:11 ET

Top Online Placement Service Selects Skyway's SOA Platform

TAMPA, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2005 -- CareerJunction, South Africa's number one online career solution is starting its Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) journey with Skyway Software, the award winning SOA solution for developing and delivering custom applications and services.

Established in 1997 with the mission of providing a state-of-the-art online recruitment solution for both career seekers and recruiters, CareerJunction is already known to deliver unprecedented levels of speed, ease and efficiency to both recruiters and job seekers. Today, with more than 520 companies advertising on its Website, CareerJunction is South Africa's career recruiter market leader. CareerJunction's top three project needs included a new environment to develop a core solution to audit their assets; RAD support with extreme flexibility and the ability to leverage existing assets, databases, and native services; and for Web services to be SOA-ready. The first project CareerJunction will use Skyway's SOA Platform to execute will be to build an e-recruitment services intranet site designed for resale that will bring in additional revenue.

Peter Heaven, CIO at CareerJunction, states, "Our prestigious reputation has been built from our dedication to providing innovative online recruitment products, solutions and services. We are proud to be an early adopter of SOA technologies. From the phenomenal results of our proof of concept project, we could instantly see the huge impact Skyway Software would have on our company's success even before we officially became a customer. It's imperative we maintain our market leadership and implementing solutions using Skyway Software's SOA Platform ensures we'll continue to be the faster, better, smarter choice."

The proof of concept project Heaven is referring to is the result of a simple internet search. Heaven and his team were looking for SOA vendor solutions and their "short list" included Skyway Software and 4 other major software vendors. CareerJunction challenged all the vendors to the 4 week proof-of-concept project to demonstrate the performance & productivity gains. Skyway completed the proof-of-concept in 2 days, while the other vendors didn't fully complete within the allotted 4 weeks. At the end of the evaluation, the choice was clear. Heaven says, "What took the other software vendors 4 weeks to work on with the same number of resources, Skyway completed in just 2 days." Heaven found Skyway Software online during his research into emerging technologies and after an initial discussion and product demonstration, he was anticipating such results. Heaven states, "We couldn't find any other product that came close to competing. What one developer did in 2 days with Skyway Software wasn't completed in 4 weeks in like products. The Skyway SOA Platform has a minimal learning curve -- we had our core team trained and ready to go within one week. Without Skyway Software we would never have implemented the proof of concept as quickly as we thought."

Jack Kennedy, vice president of engineering at Skyway Software, states, "Whether IT Teams are building new applications for customer service needs or due to compliance issues, Skyway Software's SOA Platform delivers J2EE-based Web applications faster than anything on the market. On top of the gains in productivity which ultimately add dollars to the bottom-line, everything done in the Skyway Software platform is implicitly SOA. And according to leading analysts SOA is the dominant framework for creating and delivering software and should be in the top five areas a business focuses."

Kris Jarzebowski, CEO of CareerJunction, adds, "It isn't everyday that a company's management team can collectively and quickly come to a decision on something as crucial as changing their approach to integration and application development, but that's exactly what happened with Skyway Software. The CareerJunction Team unanimously recommended Skyway as its new SOA platform and development environment of choice. Ultimately, we are most excited to watch our customers reap the benefits of this technology."


CareerJunction was established in 1997 with the aim of providing a state-of-the-art Online Recruitment solution for both CareerSeekers and Recruiters by delivering new levels of speed, ease and efficiency to both sides of the recruitment spectrum. Johnnic Communications and Adcorp Holdings joined forces in June 2000, and in two short years transformed CareerJunction into South Africa's #1 online placement solution. PR Contact: Kris Jarzebowski (021 686 6820 or

About Skyway Software --

Skyway Software is the award winning provider of SOA design and delivery solutions. The Skyway SOA Platform enables companies seeking a competitive advantage to design and deliver custom applications and services faster and cheaper. Ultimately, the Skyway SOA Platform offers maximum infrastructure flexibility by accelerating and simplifying custom applications and services. PR Contact: Marla Whittemore (813-288-9355, ext. 118 or

Contact Information

  • CareerJunction
    PR Contact:
    Kris Jarzebowski
    021 686 6820
    Email Contact

    Skyway Software
    PR Contact:
    Marla Whittemore
    813-288-9355, ext. 118
    Email Contact