Benefits of Software-Oriented Architecture to Corporate Services: An Analysis of ABN AMRO Bank Experience in Brazil

Bernadete de Lourdes Marinho, José Osvaldo de Sordi, Marcio Nagy

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Software architecture is a major enabler in providing effective profits related to agility and efficiency in corporate information systems maintenance and evolution: a key factor in competitive environments. The benefits resulting from the adoption of software- oriented architecture (SOA) are demonstrated in this article through the analysis of a practical case of its implementation in the financial institution: ABN AMRO in Brazil. The case describes how the institution solved a traditional dilemma faced by financial institutions: the composition and integration of financial services delivered through software to different communications channels made available to clients.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4301/s1807-17752006000100002