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Since 2005, the IRS has relied on webMethods as a common services and integration platform to overcome many challenges in its heterogeneous IT landscape.

Challenges

  • Redundant interfaces to common data.  No reuse.
  • Point to point interfaces that are costly to modify and maintain.
  • Complex interfaces due to lack of standards.
  • High latency of information flow between applications and external partners.
  • No foundation for business process improvement and visibility.

Results

  • Maximize return on investment on existing technology investments and IT skills.
  • Simplified Architecture / Enterprise-wide Infrastructure.
  • Greater agility, flexibility, reliability, reusability, and responsiveness to the business.
  • Lower costs through reuse across the system development lifecycle.
  • Improved access and visibility to the business.
  • Common tools for internal and external integration.
  • Strategic Adoption of technology trends (e.g. APIS, SOA, ESB, Cloud) and standards (e.g. REST, JMS, WS)

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