WealthEngine.com pursues process integration
- By Jack Vaughan
WealthEngine.com has chosen Metaserver Inc. software to integrate the various
data sources used in identifying and screening prospects for charities and non-profit
groups. Formerly known as Prospects of Wealth & Resources Inc., WealthEngine.com
is a 13-year-old company that tracks individuals with high net worth, according
to Tony Glowacki, company president.
Metaserver integration software uses peer-to-peer technology and a Process
Integration Engine to allow non-sequential communication between back-end enterprise
applications. Included in the software solution is a visual modeling environment
targeted at non-programmers. Metaserver was spun off from LINDA distributed
computing pioneer Scientific Computing Associates (SCA) in 1996.
There are numerous means to integrate processes today, so how did WealthEngine.com
come to this solution? "We were an Oracle DB shop. We knew of the complexity
of lots of different data feeds and different systems," said Glowacki.
He said the company looked at 'front-end solutions,' among which he included
software from Vignette.
Many times, IT pays a lot of money to have high-priced developers spend a lot
of time talking with end users. With the Metaserver software, Glowacki said,
"a fairly functional person can model a technical environment and integrate
Jack Vaughan is former Editor-at-Large at Application Development Trends magazine.