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United Energy and Multinet Gas (UEMG) implemented Software AG webMethods enterprise integration platform to manage their Market Gateway, Market System Interface (MSI) and “application to application” (A2A) integration. As the existing webMethods platform was due to be upgraded, UEMG requested Leonardo to help drive benefits of further investment in their current platform (including capability, suitability and associated costs), in comparison to investment and benefits of alternative solutions.

United Energy and Multinet Gas (UEMG) have implemented the Software AG webMethods enterprise integration platform to manage their Market Gateway, Market System Interface (MSI), and Application-to-Application (A2A) integration. As their webMethods v8 platform was due to be upgraded, UEMG has engaged Leonardo Consulting to provide a platform update review which identified the benefits of continued investment in the current platform, in comparison to investment and benefits of alternative solutions (including capability, suitability and associated costs).

UEMG was presented with solution options, such as Business Better Than Usual (BBTU) platform upgrade, direct technology replacement, and as-a-service alternatives. 

Work Performed By Our Team

  • Leonardo conducted and facilitate a detailed discovery exercise and review UEMG's current integration architecture landscape, performing an assessment of integration solution complexity, list platform stability issues, review in-flight projects and up-coming business requirements, capture stakeholder matrix. In detail this included

    • Survey and validation of their as-is integration platform and solution to amend existing Integration Capability Map and 12-months Integration Roadmap.
    • Existing solution stack review and validation comprising:
      • Market Gateway
      • MSI (B2B CATS Application)
      • A2A Integration
      • Detailed proposed solution stack assessment including time sequences and cost 
    • Provide integration strategy option paper for Senior Executive including as-is system migration, ripe-and-replace with alternative industry solutions,
  • Development of a detailed target state integration platform blueprint to assist the program of work for its implementation. This included a
    • recommendation of the integration solution/technology stack,
    • cost-benefit analysis, TCO,
    • project sequence to support the business case for integration platform upgrade.


Value For Client

  • Delivered Current State Integration Architecture and Platform Report for Senior Executive Team as part of a broader business case
  • Delivered a High-level capability assessment, including integration platform validation,  integration roadmap analysis which improved visibility on existing integration platform capability and gaps
  • Deliver Target State Integration Platform Blueprint to focus the priority and timelines of future programs of work
  • Resulted in cost improvements for an existing commercial  licensing arrangement
  • Resulted in operational improvements for UEMG key platform infrastructure 

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