Mohawk Taps Liaison for Cloud-Based Integration
August 23, 2011 Alex Woodie
Mohawk Fine Papers has adopted a cloud-based integration platform from Liasion Technologies, the vendor announced last week. The service enables Mohawk to connect with customers, suppliers, partners, and internal constituents using Liaison’s resources.
Based in Upstate New York, Mohawk Fine Papers is the country’s largest manufacturer of premium papers. The company, which has sales on the order of $300 million per year, is a big IBM i shop; it uses Infor‘s BPCS ERP system.
The implementation of Liasion’s service oriented architecture (SOA)-based technology will provide interoperability between Mohawk’s internal and external applications, services, and data. The software as a service (SaaS) offering provides a single place for clearing transactions with partners like the retailer Amazon, the credit card payment gateway, Authorize.net, data as a service (DaaS) provider StrikeIron, Google Shopping, and SugarCRM.
Mohawk expects the new service will bring several benefits, including accelerating the completion time of integration projects, reducing risk, and reducing cost. It also allows Mohawk to concentrate on what it does best, according to Paul Stamas, vice president of information technology for Mohawk.
“This integration platform-as-a-service has enabled Mohawk to focus on the formation of business models and business process innovation rather than the technical complexities typically associated with such emergent technologies,” Stamas says.
Bruce Chen, Liaison’s chief technology officer, says the recent acquisition of nuBridges has boosted the data security of its integration-in-the-cloud offering. nuBridges, which developed encryption and integration tools for IBM i and other platforms, was acquired in April for an undisclosed sum.