Here are a few landmarks in the jungles of the trigrams and other abbreviations widely used in the integration platforms terminology…

AS1 | Applicability Statement 1

Transport method based on the SMTP protocol.

AS2 | Applicability Statement 2

Transport method based on the HTTP protocol and the S/MINE standard mainly used in EDI.

AS3 | Applicability Statement 3

Transport method based on FTP.

BAM | Business Activity Monitoring

Platform to monitor, operate and administer the system activity. These platforms usually have a true capability to interact with processes.

BPI | Business Process Integration

Ability to orchestrate asynchronous interfaces through a MOM type bus.

BPM | Business Process Management

Ability to describe business processes through their functional (vs. technical) course.

CFT | Cross File Transfert

A file transfer tool which includes a larger number of controls than FTP (security, error recovery, AR…).

EAI | Enterprise Application Intégration

Architecture to manage and orchestrate exchanges between applications generally performed real time.

EDI | Electronic Data Interchange

Architecture ensuring normalization of trade between two information systems with structured messages.

EDM | Electronic Document Management

System ensuring the acquisition, classification, storage and archiving of documents of a company.

EII | Enterprise Information Intégration

A tool to provide a unified view of the various company data.

ETL | Extract Transform and Load

Platform ensuring synchronization nor loading of mass data between heterogeneous sources and targets.

ESB | Enterprise Services Bus

Middleware ensuring implementation of a service-oriented architecture. It mainly drives guarantees of services, persistence of service calls, managing of “retries”, mapping operations between source and target call structures.

FTP | File Transfert Protocol

Tool for transferring files between remote servers through TCP / IP.

MOM | Middleware Orienté Message

A MOM is a middleware that provides message routing between issuers and subscribers. This architecture supports the routing and persistency of messages to subscribed interfaces.

SOA | Architecture Orientée Services

A Service Oriented Architecture allows you to manage and orchestrate services generally presented as WebServices.

TCP | Transmission Control Protocol

TCP is the transport layer (the fourth of the 7-layer model) of the TCP / IP stack.