SOA Software Delivers API Management Foundation for Life Sciences

Semantics Manager Optimized to Enable Information Model Management for Applications and APIs

Los Angeles, CA—Monday, June 24, 2013—SOA Software, a leading provider of API management solutions, today announced that Semantics Manager, an information model and standards alignment platform, has been optimized for use in the life sciences and BioPharma industry. Semantics Manager is an important tool for enterprises that rely heavily on data classification and organization. With the massive amounts of data used, processed and managed by life sciences and pharmaceutical companies, Semantics Manager will complement and optimize their ability to use that data consistently across APIs and applications.

Semantics Manager helps organizations define and align their multiple internal information models to both industry standard definitions and to a common internal representation. This representation can in turn be fed into Lifecycle Manager to guide API development and delivery as part of the end-to-end API lifecycle, and into other tools for direct consumption. Semantics Manager provides a foundation for an organization’s efforts to pull data from multiple repositories and prepare it to be transactional in APIs and applications, whether on-premise, in the cloud or on mobile devices.

Organizing Data for APIs and Applications
“Getting an organization’s information model correct is the key to building the right APIs,” said Brent Carlson, SOA Software Senior Vice President of Product Development. “Most IT organizations have to deal with a wide variety of inconsistent information models resulting from packaged applications, siloed legacy application development, mergers and acquisitions. In addition, many industries have established or are in the process of establishing common information models to improve business partner interchange and to support regulatory governance and compliance mandates. This is especially true in the life sciences field. Semantics Manager offers an instantly usable solution for management and applicability of that data.”

Semantics Manager enables organizations to locate, define, use, translate and exchange data across repositories and applications by managing standards and metadata as organizational assets. It also provides a way for organizations to acquire, manage and distribute standards efficiently, and will help increase the speed and efficiency with which an enterprise can deploy standards-based requirements across internal and external applications. Companies in the Life Sciences and BioPharma industries typically maintain vast data warehouses with information about research, product development, and sensitive regulatory issues. All of this data needs to be structured and organized in a way that allows the enterprise to easily find information that is in different formats and lives in a variety of different formats. This data, if findable and manageable, can then be put to use by organizations’ APIs to make their applications more robust and useful.

Semantics Interoperability
By aligning with industry standards and by mapping data to domain concepts, companies can achieve semantic interoperability - a key goal of any API management initiative that involves data exchange. Semantics Manager facilitates a collaborative, metadata-driven information lifecycle by providing organizations a centralized, standards-based metadata repository and governance process automation platform.

For the Life Sciences industry, Semantics Manager greatly improves the ability to understand the impact of changes to both standards and operational data representations as they evolve. Semantics Manager combines existing standards (e.g., CDISC, BRDIG and ISO 21090) with a flexible metamodel definition framework that easily accommodates new standards. Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) can leverage the federation capabilities of Semantics Manager to automatically disseminate standards to industry.

About SOA Software
SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA governance products that enable customers to plan, build, run and share enterprise services and APIs. The world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products to harness the power of their technology and transform their businesses. Gartner placed SOA Software in the Leaders Quadrant for the 2011 “Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance Technologies.” The company is also recognized as a “Leader” by the Forrester Research Waves for Integrated SOA Governance , SOA Management, and SOA Life Cycle Management. For more information, please visit http://www.soa.com.

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