Plan and manage the API portfolio roadmap through powerful business tools & dashboards:
Business Challenge: In the face of changing customer demographics driving market changes, Kohl’s needs to respond by deepening customer engagement, through a combination of deeper customer insights and OmniChannel delivery. The firm aims to achieve this through a more effective portfolio of shared services that will speed its OmniChannel initiative, increase business agility, while lowering costs.
Success Story: Kohl’s built a Business Service Repository using ignite, containing services provided by commercial application packages, SaaS solutions, and internally developed applications. The repository provides an enterprise shared service that teams use to discover services and their interface details in an easily consumable form. Seven business subject areas have been on-boarded, resulting in hundreds of registered services.
Business Challenge: In order to continue disrupting the mobile telecom market, T-Mobile requires technology and processes that can respond rapidly to ongoing rapid innovation in business models, product offers, and customer experience. This means replacement of core systems and rapid roll out of new applications.
Success Story: T-Mobile worked with digitalML to implement ignite and roll out its usage via a new process, training developers, architects, modelers, and business analysts each to fulfill their new roles. By moving quickly to better design and build their APIs and Services in ignite they are able to deliver these projects more rapidly. But the most important payback is faster time-to-market for new plans and services, reducing time-to-revenue while helping T-Mobile take increasing market share, as it captured nearly 100% of postpaid phone growth in 2014.
Business Challenge: Allstate faces a rapidly changing insurance market in which foundational assumptions are rapidly shifting at the same time that connected cars and other new technologies are flooding the firm with data. They see as much opportunity as risk in this new environment, and are among many firms working to leverage the power of new “Big Data” technologies to analyze this data, enabling its monetization.
Success Story: Allstate is leveraging ignite’s support for Avro Schema, as well as improved support for JSON Schema, to power its “Schema on Write” capability for Big Data. The artefacts ignite generates are consumed by other tools Allstate is using to move, store, and query its Big Data hub. Each artefact generated in just a few minutes would take hundreds of person-hours to develop by hand.
Business Challenge: The IRS is always under pressure to “do more with less,” and one element of its strategy is to transform paper processes into efficient and cost-effective e-file processes, using XML to move data. The IRS supports this XML strategy through a common vocabulary and data models, speeding information through IRS processing, and to and from preparers and taxpayers.
Success Story: IRS uses ignite to model and manage all aspects of its XML framework, creating and deploying common models for use by many projects. e-file, ACA, and FATCA domains use these models widely, and IRS governs model evolution in collaboration with domain teams. Teams can thus move quickly, keeping their models aligned with standards, ensuring continuing interoperability across systems.