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Top Online Placement Service Selects Skyway's SOA Web Services Platform

Gains in Productivity and Financial Savings

SOA Web ServicesCareerJunction is starting its Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) journey with Skyway Software. While defining "how" SOA solves specific business issues can be unique to each organization, the premise that reuse of  code leads to gains in productivity and financial savings is a common value driver which is motivating companies to start adopting SOA. These companies are using SOA to align business and technology and create a competitive advantage.

Established in 1997 with the mission of providing a state-of-the-art online recruitment solution for both career seekers and recruiters, CareerJunction is already known to deliver unprecedented levels of speed, ease and efficiency to both recruiters and job seekers. , with more than 520 companies advertising on its Website, CareerJunction is South Africa's career recruiter market leader.

CareerJunction's top three project needs included a new environment to develop a core solution to audit their assets; RAD support with extreme flexibility and the ability to leverage existing assets, databases, and native services; and for Web services to be SOA-ready. The first project CareerJunction will use Skyway's SOA Platform to execute will be to build an e-recruitment services intranet site designed for resale that will bring in additional revenue.

Peter Heaven, CIO at CareerJunction, states, "Our prestigious reputation has been built from our dedication to providing innovative nline recruitment products, solutions and services. We are proud to be an early adopter of SOA technologies. From the henomenal results of our proof of concept project, we could instantly see the huge impact Skyway Software would have on our company's success even before we officially became a customer. It's imperative we maintain our market leadership and  implementing solutions using Skyway Software's SOA Platform ensures we'll continue to be the faster, better, smarter choice."

The proof of concept project Heaven is referring to is the result of a simple internet search. Heaven and his team were looking for SOA vendor solutions and their "short list" included Skyway Software and 4 other major software vendors. CareerJunction challenged all the vendors to the 4 week proof-of-concept project to demonstrate the performance & productivity gains. Skyway completed the proof-of-concept in 2 days, while the other vendors didn't fully complete within the allotted 4 weeks.

At the end of the evaluation, the choice was clear. Heaven says "What took the other software vendors 4 weeks to work on with the same number of resources, Skyway completed in just 2 days." Heaven found Skyway Software online during his research into emerging technologies and after an initial discussion and product demonstration, he was anticipating such
results. Heaven states, "We couldn't find any other product that came close to competing. What one developer did in 2 days with Skyway Software wasn't completed in 4 weeks in like products. The Skyway SOA Platform has a minimal learning curve – we had our core team trained and ready to go within one week. Without Skyway Software we would never have implemented the proof of concept as quickly as we thought."

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