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VENIS stands for "Virtual Enterprises by Networked Interoperability Services", it  is a project co-financed by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission.

 

It aims at bridging the gap of interoperability between Large and Small- Medium Enterprises, following the "Virtual Organisation" paradigm and leaving almost unchanged the already existing legacy procedures and the current way of working.

 

In multi-partner projects and business, aimed at developing innovative joint products, Large Enterprises suffer from a lack of synergy and cohesion with Medium-Small-Micro Enterprises due to the missing sharing of project information, flow of knowledge, synergy of workflows, etc. A novel level of integration is expected, while guaranteeing the security on proprietary information and preserving the already existing company management processes, fixed in years of past activity.

 

VENIS implements a lightweight platform, the VENIS Services for Enterprises Interoperability (VSI), specifically focused towards the interoperability and collaboration between Large Enterprises, with rich IT ecosystems, and the Small Medium Enterprises with poor or missing IT infrastructure.

VENIS Services for Enterprises Interoperability provides a full management of the Business Collaborations and a set of integrated services at the crossroad of the three key needs of the joint business activities:

 

  • Information Sharing across the business partners

VENIS provides a distributed and secure repository to share the information contained in the file systems, databases, ERPs, CRMs, and other legacy applications of the enterprises, connecting the IT Infrastructures from Large to Micro enterprises.

 

  • Data Exchange based on commonly used e-mails

VENIS provides a set of lightweight web services for the smart integration of the information exchanged in joint works, based on legacy email systems and boosted by semantic annotations and search.

 

  • Business Processes supporting the joint work of the partners

VENIS provides a distributed processes engine mechanism, able to link and execute the enterprises business processes, to assist the work in joint businesses and to create novel synergies in products supply chains.

 

All is powered by an extensive use of Lightweight Semantic to search data and support users interactions.

 

 

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Support to the integration of the heterogeneous LEs-SMEs infrastructures

The IT infrastructure in SMEs and LEs varies in maturity. Often system-to-system interoperability, which is common in LE-LE collaboration, is not applicable. Time consuming human mediation is required to get the requested data to the target software systems within the LE infrastructure.

 

VENIS offers a set of tools to overcome some of the issues encountered because ofIT infrastructures mismatch between LE and SME. It support as much as possible the SME users in the task of interfacing to the legacy applications used by the LEs.    

 

 

Secure Data Exchange, based on commonly used tools

Information in LE-SME collaboration often flows through multiple and heterogeneous communication channels. Data is stored in different ways across collaborating parties and both SMEs and LEs are reluctant to change their current way of working.

 

VENIS allows the federation of the dispersed data resources, providing a virtual view of the whole collaboration data pool (mail repositories, document repositories, structured data management systems or other legacy business applications). VENIS shared repository is able to keep track of the entire information exchanged.

 

 

Business Processes, supporting the joint work of the partners

It is often difficult to link the LEs working procedures with those in SMEs.

 

VENIS provides a distributed processes engine mechanism, able to link and execute the enterprises business processes, to assist the work in joint businesses and to create novel synergies in products supply chains.

 

 

 

Integration with the existing legacy procedures and applications

Changing the way work is done and the tools used to overcome interoperability issues encountered between SMEs and LEsmay be too expensive, out of the time scope or just not desirable.

 

VENIS provides non-intrusive adapters able to connect to different legacy applications. It reduces, as much as possible, the need to change applications and working procedures.