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Dell Boomi

Dell Boomi

Dell Boomi, the industry’s first and leading integration cloud, connects any combination of cloud and onpremise applications without software or appliances. ISVs, integrators, and businesses alike benefit by connecting to the industry’s largest application network using one seamless and selfservice platform.

The Dell Boomi platform allows businesses of all sizes, IT resources, and budgets to sync data between their mission critical applications without the costs associated with acquiring or maintaining software, appliances, or custom code. Results include rapid time-to- value, significant reduction of data errors over manual data entry, and substantial cost savings over traditional integration solutions.

Saleceforce: Force.com

Force.com lets developers rapidly create and deploy trusted cloud applications that are rock solid, secure, and scalable without having to worry about provisioning hardware or application stacks. To help you go faster, Force.com delivers out-of- the-box tools and services to automate your business processes, integrate with external applications, deliver mobile experiences and more. Force.com is the only platform that lets you build powerful enterprise applications without writing a line of code.

 
Configure, Price, Quote

TechStone implements CPQ solutions that help your sales reps and partners spend less time quoting and more time selling. Our solutions allow you to deliver quotes faster than your competitors. We can help you streamline approvals including one-off customization requests that can be routed for feasibility, pricing and lead time. These solutions help eliminate mistakes and improve customer relationships. We deliver these through the cloud like our other solutions lowering your costs and improving your timeliness.

 
Corner Stone Framework

A custom proprietary architecture developed internally by TechStone. The framework leverages a canonical data model utilizing multiple abstract layers. As well, it provides an event driven architecture allowing for process orchestration and business logic encapsulation. Below are more details.

  • Abstractions
    1. Business Process Layer
    2. Transport Delivery Layer
    3. Business Message Layer
    4. Domain Specific Processing Layer
  • Canonical Data Model
    1. Segmented internal and external interfaces
    2. Common integration data model
    3. Common business process objects and reporting
  • Event Driven Architecture
    1. Layer Approach
    2. External API Abstractions
    3. Internal business logic encapsulation
    4. Process Orchestration
  • Integration Design Patterns
    1. Blue Printing
    2. Reference Implementations
    3. API Management
      • Internal API’s
      • External API’s
      • Service Enablemet
Framework Components
  • TsEvent – Framework component design for event driven or data driving processing of transaction across the enterprise
    1. TsDB – Supporting JDBC services for logging and persisting event transactions
    2. TsEvent – Core Event abstraction services that provide the state management and transaction management of events
    3. TsRequest – Core event abstraction services that provide the creation process for event handling
  • TsEventManager – Framework component design for event management.
    1. TsDB – Supporting JDBC services for the Event Manager for logging and persisting state.
    2. TsEvent – Interface services for utilizing event framework.
    3. TsRequest – Interface services for utilizing the event framework
  • TsGlobalExceptionHandler – Framework component design for event driven error handling with flow or Java services
  • TsX – Canonicals and supporting services Framework component
  • TsXValidation – Supporting validation services for common and TsX schemas
Utility Components
  • TsCommons – Collection of common services and components designed for high reusability
  • TsGPG – Framework component design for managing and utilizing GPG encryption with partners or backend systems
  • TsGovenor – Framework component for managing process model instances.
  • TsPDF – Framework component design for creating or merging Adobe PDF files
  • TsProperty – Framework component design for creating in memory property files and management services
  • TsProxy – Framework component design for creating abstraction between the webMethods reverse invoke server and the integration server
Benefits of CornerStone
  • Common Architecture
  • Common Component Design
  • Appropriate Encapsulation and Abstraction
  • Maintainability
    1. Lower Cost – Less code equals less maintenance
  • Reusability
    1. Faster delivery
    2. Lower Cost
  • Scalability
    1. Increase volume
    2. Increase functional process
  • Extensibility
    1. New Business Process
    2. New Transport Protocols
    3. New Business Messages
PIDX Enablement

TechStone’s solution to help clients standardize on PIDX in the energy industry.

  • Designed and implemented PIDX Order Management documents (Order Create, Order Response and Invoice) to backend ERP systems (SAP, JDE, Oracle)
  • Integrated Rosettanet v2.0 Objects that include attachments with eMarketplaces and suppliers
  • Established best practices for identifying and resolving critical issues with data shared between industry leaders.
  • We know how to solve the eProcurement problem with data integration using PIDX and canonicals!
  • We’ve already gone through the integration challenges for:
  • Shell
  • Chevron (Ariba Buying Network)
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Exxon/Mobile
  • Oildex
    1. Anadarko
    2. EOG
    3. Chesapeake
    4. Questar
  • DO2 (formerly Digital Oilfield)
    1. ARC Resources
    2. EnCana (US and Canada)
    3. Noble Energy
Fast Track

TechStone provides Middleware clients the unique ability to upgrade to the latest version of webMethods or Oracle SOA Suite in a rapid and proven process. This Rapid Upgrade program is achieved with a proven process methodology and accelerated deployment approach. This approach includes concurrent phases that combine planning, functional requirements and development. TechStone provides small but highly experienced teams that are cross-trained. Using a proven pattern of upgrading, TechStone provides consistent resources throughout all phases of the upgrade. Deployment is accelerated through this leveraged knowledge and experience. The results are an efficient and successful upgrade that manages down costs and time. 

Below is a list of some of those tasks associated with this Rapid Upgrade program.

  • Infrastructure Pre-Upgrade Preparation
  • Pre-Upgrade Analysis of Current Configuration
  • Prepare Test Cases
  • First Iteration Production Cloning
  • Apply Applications Upgrade
  • Run Test Cases Against First Iteration
  • Second Iteration Production Cloning
  • Apply applications Upgrade
  • Run Test Cases Against Second Iteration
Field Ticketing

Field tickets have been manual for decades and there’s great change in the industry as companies turn these paper tickets into tablets and laptops. TechStone implements solutions that enable oilfield service providers to capture the important data from traditional tickets on mobile devices and synch this data whether online or offline. Not only does TechStone implement and configure these solutions but we can also help train your drivers and field operations personnel. Change management is an important part of TechStone’s oilfield service offerings. Integration is also very important and TechStone can provide multiple solutions for integrating these field tickets into your back office ERP systems that can include everything from cloud solutions like Netsuite and Microsoft NAV, Dynamics AX, SAP, Oracle, and JD Edwards.

Self Service Portals

Provide your customer to approve invoices on any mobile device from anywhere at any time. Capture invoice grievances instantly for immediate action and get paid quickly. TechStone has designed and developed a simple to use portals and for order management systems in financial organizations. These drag and drop solutions are designed to provide key workflows to manage the processes leading to payments in a dashboard with reporting functionality. This includes customized KPI’s and multi-views for instant visibility and actions. Data is real-time based on the enterprise systems in which it is integrated which can include any ERP (Microsoft,JDE, SAP, Oracle), database or third party system. The technology is in the cloud so the costs of investment support and maintenance are minimal.

Supply Chain

Through mergers, acquisitions and organic growth, companies are faced with more complex supply chains in which to conduct transactions both with external and internal partners. TechStone helps companies:

  • Develop single unified platforms in which to send data through their supply chains which reduces costs and complexities that are inherent in organizations with growth
  • Provides a platform that enhances business process management and trading partner interactions
  • Automate trading partner management by supporting a company’s existing EDI customers and suppliers through standards-based protocols. (These standards include; EDIINT (AS2), ANSI X12, UCS, EDIFACT and others)

Documents such as purchase orders, purchase order requests and invoices can be sent and received via EDIINT, XML or custom formats from Web services in real-time, batched and over the internet. EDI is still the most popular platform for sending financial documents only now more organizations are automating this platform and its processes. Lower cost EDI solutions have limited the value of some of the newer B2B standards. Companies are continuing to look towards extending the value of EDI through EDIINT as well as hybrid solutions.

TechStone ERP MD (Healthcheck)

TechStone’s proprietary ERP Health Check is developed specifically for Oracle JD Edwards customers. It’s a risk mitigation solution that helps align IT with corporate directives..

  • Current state analysis of JDE landscape
  • Helps ensure ERP Readiness for corporate priority projects
  • Non-intrusive approach that leverages user support data
  • Brief yet comprehensive solution
  • Provided by both Functional and Technical JDE experts
  • Agnostic view of procurement, human resources, manufacturing, financials and other JDE modules
  • Deliverables include a Readiness Assessment
  • Ideal assessment for preparing for JDE upgrades
  • Includes implementation of “quick fixes” in the existing ERP system by fine-tuning the application setup
  • Provides job queue optimization
Training & Change Management

Another area that TechStone excels in helping oilfield companies is in providing training solutions including change management consulting. We can help you prepare and design training material for your field operations that include presentations, brochures, and other elements needed. We can also help with both hands on training as well as assisting with training the trainer. Change Management is a big part of our offerings in helping you develop processes in which to best ease your field operations personnel to use the technology needed to bring efficiency to your company.

TechStone SOA MD (Healthcheck)

TechStones proprietary Healthcheck solution that solves clients performance issues as well provides a thorough evaluation and findings exercise for their Middleware environment.

  • Platform and Configuration Discovery
  • Solution Review – What does the Client have deployed today
  • Identify system deficiencies and target improvements
  • Platform analysis – Server, Hardware, OS, DB, and Middleware Suite configuration
  • Middleware Suite Analysis – Review solutions deployed on Middleware Suite
  • Deliverables
  • Architecture Assessment and recommendation
  • Platform configuration and solution architecture
  • Capacity, Scalability, Extensibility, Backups, DR, High Availability
  • File Storage for large documents (File system vs. RDBMS)
  • Server virtualization and impacts (VMWare)
TechStone Navigator (Roadmap)

TechStone’s proprietary Roadmap solution that helps clients plan for their future using Middleware. 

  • Road Map Discovery – 3-5 year timeframe: Gather and Document current and future state
  • Analysis – Analyze objectives and capacity for 3-5 year plan
  • Topics to include
    1. Architecture
    2. Clustering
    3. Backups
    4. DR
    5. Scalability
    6. Extensibility
    7. Maintenance
    8. Capacity Planning
TechStone O2C

TechStone Order to Cash solution that includes analysis, requirements gathering, tool selection, design, development, testing and support for Middleware clients. Can save clients hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars in eliminating redundant processes, automating processes, integrating systems and processes and reducing the O2C cycle.

TechStone P2P

TechStone Procure to Pay solution that includes analysis, requirements gathering, tool selection, design, development, testing and support for Middleware clients. TechStone specializes in providing both the business analytic skillsets helping client onboard suppliers as well as more technical services with the actual integration of suppliers systems.