Integration Acceleration Through Automation

Modeling solution promises to speed enterprise data integration efforts

Mountain View, CA  February 26, 2002  Enterprises looking to accelerate their data integration efforts  and what enterprise isn't these days?  might want to check out Contivo, a provider of automated data integration that today released version 3.0 of its enterprise integration modeling (EIM) application.

Contivo says its EIM Solution 3.0 is designed to help enterprises reduce the time and costs associated with data integration. Comprised of Contivo Analyst and an EIM server, the new solution automates data transformation and enables companies to integrate their applications across multiple platforms, according to the solution provider.

"Integration has become critical to the execution of strategy for large companies," said Indra Mohan, president and CEO of Contivo. But while companies are realizing the benefits of integration, spend on maintenance and service continues to be an enormous corporate drain, leaving [chief information officers] searching for ways to reduce the costs of their important integration projects. "Our EIM approach automates the transformation of data between applications, empowering companies to make cost- and time-effective integration projects a reality," Mohan said.

The Contivo technology analyzes and models the relationships between enterprise applications, automatically configuring integration run-time code. Contivo says its EIM approach reduces the time and expenditure of integration by automating data transformation between applications through the use of models.

For example, Michael Dreiling, vice president of technology at e-marketplace and Contivo customer Quadrem, said his company has been able to simplify its integration development and can now reuse more of the work they have already done. We believe that Contivo's approach has been beneficial for us, both in terms of building out our integration architecture and maintaining the links between our trading partners' systems, Dreiling said.

The Contivo Analyst provides a graphical interface to visually create and customize data maps and interface models. The Contivo EIM Server provides a centrally managed repository that introduces model reuse and collaboration to a previous one-off and manual process.

In addition to its existing capabilities of importing interfaces and generating code, Contivo Analyst now includes an interface modeler that enables customers to model customized and legacy interfaces. Contivo also added platform support for webMethods Enterprise and TIBCO Integration Manager 4.0, which, the solution provider asserts, makes it the only product available capable of reconciling data across different integration platforms.

Contivo EIM Solution 3.0 will be available for purchase March 2002. Pricing ranges from $75,000 to $500,000, depending on implementation.

Contivo itself was founded in 1998 and formally launched in July 2000.