Visible, Observable, Auditable – What Integrated Data Should Be
February 3, 2022
Integration is a necessary and ongoing goal for all organizations. You can’t effectively compete if your own internal systems are siloed and don’t communicate well.
So, while integration is key, there are different integration methods that provide great benefits and opportunities to an organization, outside of the integration itself. At Prolifics, we don’t believe that integration should just be a “black box” connecting A to B to C. The company should be able to see, collect and work with data and information anywhere along the integration pathways.
Honda Bhyat is Prolifics Sr Advisor, Integration and Digital Transformation (DX) Practice. “In the context of integration, businesses need the integrated data to have visibility, observability and auditability. This is not about the performance of the integration applications themselves, it’s about answering business questions with the integrated data. That’s why Prolifics developed the Global Transaction Monitor (GTM) solution.”
Prolifics’ GTM minimizes data changes while still providing end-to-end integration. It offers a customized, document-centric, end-to-end transaction tracking framework and automated managed file transfer. GTM captures, records, and exposes events, made visible via customized dashboards and tracked in accordance with user-defined performance indicators. In addition, it offers reporting and filtering to help with self-service requests to track transactions and documents.
“We believe that the integration and storage processes should ‘match the data,’” said Bhyat. “This means that data retains its business terminology and document-centricity, so that everyone who works with the data is already familiar with it and understands it. This is true visibility that comes out of integration, and that’s the real value to business operations people.”
The GTM solution is built with the latest and newest technologies: IBM MQ Advanced, Mongo document-centric database, Python programming language, and IBM Transformation Extender Advanced (ITXA) when HIPAA or other compliance is needed. Prolifics provides its unique implementation expertise to build custom data transformation maps and orchestration for the customer process workflows.
Bhyat said, “Instead of data being dispersed into relational databases, we create ‘electronic filing cabinets’ that layer complete histories. For example, data for a healthcare insurance claim will show the original claim, the payment history, dates, places and any related issues or problems, all together – the complete digital trail in just a few clicks. Businesspeople can readily access this, and no longer need to rely on IT queries and reports. Our clients are amazed by the views and drill downs they can do from a dashboard format. It’s a dream for compliance and auditing. Clients refer to it as their own ‘portal’ into their organization’s data.”