Situation at the National Industries for the Blind

In order to enhance the stability and performance of the organization, the National Industries for the Blind (NIB) needed to upgrade from its outdated version of Oracle Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) to the modern Oracle SOA Cloud Service (SOACS). The organization depends heavily on vendors and trading partners as its primary source of revenue and wanted to expand integration to better support current and new partners.

Optimizing and growing trading partner relationships through the use of B2B technology is key for NIB, making it necessary for the client to:

  • Reduce costs, operational complexity, and maintenance efforts
  • Support and expand integration with current and new trading partners
  • Standardize extensions and enhancements

AST proposed a plan that was in complete alignment with NIB’s business goals and objectives.

Let’s Create Progress Together!

The concept behind the ARB [Architecture Review Board] session is very creative and informative. The process where different architects discuss the design that is being proposed to the customer gives a sense of confidence that extra sets of eyes are reviewing the solution. [The] NIB team … understand[s] the thought process behind the architecture, perspectives from different architects, and pros and cons of the design. [The] NIB team was really impressed with the talent present at the ARB session and the depth of the expertise brought to the table.

Mallikarjun Balla Senior Director, Information Systems and Technology, NIB
Let’s Create Progress Together!

The concept behind the ARB [Architecture Review Board] session is very creative and informative. The process where different architects discuss the design that is being proposed to the customer gives a sense of confidence that extra sets of eyes are reviewing the solution. [The] NIB team … understand[s] the thought process behind the architecture, perspectives from different architects, and pros and cons of the design. [The] NIB team was really impressed with the talent present at the ARB session and the depth of the expertise brought to the table.

Mallikarjun Balla Senior Director, Information Systems and Technology, NIB

Solution & Benefits of SOACS at the National Industries for the Blind

AST’s expertise with Oracle SOA and SOACS ensured a smooth migration to the Cloud for NIB. The team developed a Disaster Recovery (DR) environment to eliminate the risk of production downtime and established CI/CD using Oracle Developer Cloud to standardize the build and deployment process. The successful implementation of the latest version of SOA, along with cloud migration, met the organization’s primary need for continued innovation in support of its partner relationships, and NIB continues to realize additional benefits, including:

  • AST SOA Transcend completed migration on time and within budget
  • 20% decrease in operational costs and maintenance efforts
  • 99.95% availability SLA with DR
  • Reduced overall TCO for integration
Industry: Non-Profit

Testing Solution Components:

  • Oracle SOA Cloud Service
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Why AST?


AST’s implementation of SOA Cloud has facilitated improved trading business at NIB, with increased efficiency and a reliable foundation to support business growth.