TCS launches suite to link small businesses with the enterprise ecosystem

TCS launches suite to link small businesses with the enterprise ecosystem
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19 Mar, 2020

Tata Consultancy Services has launched a new business ecosystem integration services (BEIS) suite to help small businesses combine forces with larger ecosystems and create new augmented offerings, the Mumbai headquartered Information technology services firm said in a statement.

The suit will act as a glue to integrate legacy technology stacks of enterprises with the outside ecosystem to enable better collaboration across organisations.

“With BIES we can very quickly build future-ready and pervasive yet nimble integration backbones to help our customers realize their ecosystem strategies,” Suranjan Chatterjee, Global Head, Cloud Apps, Micro services and API practice, TCS, said.

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The suite has three components — advisory services, integration services and operational models.

Under advisory services, TCS will help users in the identification of business use cases, assessment of integration technologies. The solution will enable them to design common architecture and roadmap for their digital transformation journey.

Under integration services,  a system consisting of APIs (application programming interface), infrastructure as a service (iPaaS), an enterprise service bus (ESB) and event brokers will help customers with real-time data exchange.

ESB is a middleware tool used to distribute work among connected components of an application. 

The operational models will help customers in delivery management, building a portfolio of services and co-selling of digital integration offerings to business.

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“Enterprises are increasingly thinking beyond their organisational boundaries and taking a more value-centric approach towards innovation by leveraging broader ecosystems to augment their own offerings,” Chatterjee said. 

Before the suit's general availability, a European utility company leveraged the BEIS suite in partnership with German multinational software company for the transformation of its legacy core system, TCS said, without disclosing the identity of its clients.