Global Turnkey Systems (GTS) announces its SOA compliance
and support with its latest version (6.3) of publishing business software.
Publishers seeking the greatest levels of flexibility and accompanying lowest
total cost of ownership now consider SOA to be one of the most important factors
in considering new business system software.
software services to business systems just as power adaptors allow business
travelers to have electrical power when in different countries. SOA similarly
allows a service to be delivered on demand, according to the needs of the
business system, between different applications that would otherwise not be able
to talk to each other. Such services are varied and typically have in common the
fact that they are loosely coupled and thus only connected and delivered as
needed. Examples of these services include Address Correction, Credit Card
clearing and other eCommerce transactions.
In this modern day of software, “separation of services”
allows a software developer to focus on its expertise and use the services of
other experts as needed. No business is expert in everything; using service
modules provided by other experts allows the software developer to deliver the
customer’s requirements faster and better using the tools and processes that
already exist. Unlike the traditional built-in software development model, the
service is only called when it is needed. Maintenance and overhead of the
service software are handled by the service provider.
UNISON uses SOAP and XML for its SOA compliance to utilize
web services. One such service includes credit card authorization in real time
to support both web ecommerce as well as internal UNISON business system orders.
In that example, UNISON is the service consumer.
Other examples include the many services where UNISON is
the service provider. As a services provider to an eCommerce web site, UNISON
delivers such services as product information, price and availability, shipment
history, payment application and address change. These are some examples of
expert services that should not be developed on the eCommerce site as they
already exist, including all the business logic built into UNISON.
The result of the SOA structure within UNISON provides the
best of breed tools with as-needed, loosely coupled connections that do not add
cost and complexity to the software. This keeps the total cost of ownership down
and delivers a powerful user experience.
Al Alteslane, GTS’s President, said, “We at GTS are very
pleased to be the first to offer publishers the flexibility, ease of use and
lower overall cost of operation associated with SOA based solutions.”
Global Turnkey Systems, Inc. (GTS) was established in 1969 and has
grown to become a leader in
Planning (ERP) software and systems for the publishing industry, specifically
for publishers of subscriptions, books, and e-information products. Some of
Global's multi-national customers are Reed-Elsevier, Thomson Corporation,
Wolters Kluwer, Springer-Verlag, and Scholastic, Inc. The GTS team is comprised
of not only systems experts, but publishing experts as well. Many GTS employees
come from the publishing industry and truly understand the needs of their
customers. GTS works exclusively with the publishing community, allowing it to
devote 100% of research and development to the changing requirements in the
GTS provides two leading edge publishing specific products to the
publishing marketplace. At the high to mid-range market, GTS offers UNISON. For
smaller publishers with less complex needs, GTS offers iPUB. Both products are
state-of-the-art solutions and allow GTS to recommend the right solution for a
particular publisher's unique needs. Both offerings have integrated modules
including: order processing, invoicing, accounts receivable, inventory control,
sales analysis, royalties, mail list management, contact management, special
promotions, EDI, job costing, accounts payable, purchasing, and general ledger.
UNISON also offers subscription fulfillment and circulation management.
Additionally, GTS's Professional Services team assists throughout
the implementation, offering superior project planning, business requirements
analysis, conversion assistance, testing, training, and technical support.
For more information, please contact sales at Sales@GTSystems.com or call 800-524-2132 x604. Global can be found on the web at