SOA Approach to Enterprise Integration for Product Lifecycle Management

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 23 October 2008, updated 14 November 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738431583
ISBN-13: 9780738431581
IBM Form #: SG24-7593-00
(498 pages)

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Authors: Rufus Credle, Michael Bader, Mark Holt, Yoko Hyakuna, Estela McCarty, Lionel Mommeja, Dr. Marcos Novaes, Buddy Raines, Dr. Vijay Srinivasan, Dr. Lutz Lammer, Khirallah Birkler, Martin Harris


This IBM Redbooks Publication documents the Product Development Integration Framework (PDIF) architectural approach towards Enterprise Integration around the Product Lifecycle Management application space. The primary focus being the integration of Product Data Management (PDM) systems to other PDM systems and PDM systems to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, mainly SAP.

The objective of this Redbooks Publication is to document the lessons learned (best practices) and articulate the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Integration Framework that the PDIF team has developed over numerous customer engagements.

This Redbooks publication is defined for an audience of Business Analysts, Software Engineers, IT Architects, and IT Specialists.

Table of contents

Part 1 - Background
Chapter 1. Product Lifecycle Management overview
Chapter 2. SOA Reference Architecture for PLM
Chapter 3. Product Lifecycle Management Standards overview

Part 2 - Scenarios and patterns
Chapter 4. Business scenario: A day in the life of Trucks, Inc.
Chapter 5. PLM Services 2.0: The neutral PLM integration language
Chapter 6. Implementing end-to-end Business Process Management
Chapter 7. Achieving business flexibility with a service-oriented architecture

Part 3 - Working examples
Chapter 8. Overview of working examples
Chapter 9. SOA realization of integrated PLM solutions: Working examples
Chapter 10. A framework to develop and run flexible PLM Services 2.0 based solutions
Chapter 11. Design and implementation of an engineering change scenario including SAP integration
Chapter 12. SOA realization of integrated PLM solutions: Working examples

Appendix A. Additional material

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