RSPCA to deploy SOA to support workers

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) will develop a service oriented architecture using BEA WebLogic to enable mobile access to data for workers.

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The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) will develop a service oriented architecture using BEA WebLogic to enable mobile access to data for workers.

The charity is in the pilot stage of a BEA WebLogic Server implementation, which it will integrate with existing legacy IT systems.

Under a future initiative, up to 500 RSPCA animal inspectors and animal collection officers will also be able to use mobile applications to access up to date information on animal welfare and case histories.

RSCPA also plans to build an e-commerce platform – called 'RSPCA Online' – using the SOA technology. The website will give a single view of RSPCA supporters, and help the charity target fund-raising more effectively and share information on the charity's activities.

The charity is set to build an Animal Welfare portal that will help workers allocate animals with people interested in owning a pet.

Billie Laidlaw, technical strategy manager at the RSPCA, said, "Comprehensive system integration will provide the RSPCA with a single view of animals and supporters, faster and more agile service delivery, and improved data clarity and accuracy. Overall, it will play a crucial role in helping the RSPCA thrive as a charity and support the welfare of animals throughout the UK."

BEA AquaLogic BPM and BEA AquaLogic Service Bus is being used to power the SOA projects.

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