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Kiran Kumar
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Joined: Jan 06, 2003
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Hello All,

I read a little about EAI and the tool webMethods. Can somebody throw some light on what exactly it is and how it's related to Web services?

Thanks in advance,

------------<br />SCJP
Theodore Casser
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Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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EAI is Enterprise Application Integration, which is a fancy way of saying (iirc) the melding together of different enterprise-class applications for business purposes.

I'm hardly an expert, but what I've gleaned from looking at webMethods' website is that they're a company whose products manage EAI between different platforms. They seem to be involved on a high level with web services, and a quick scan over their website would possibly indicate that web services might very well be one of their major ways of leveraging EAI.

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Kishore Dandu
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Joined: Jul 10, 2001
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Web methods do boast a variety of products that are geared towards verticals(like finance, hr etc) and they also consist services group that solely works on implementing verticals + services for different industries.

ie they make their money with their services experience and product suite geared towards integration of different systems.

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