Progressive Aviation supports systems
interoperability, getting disparate applications to work together.
The new thinking is that a global company cannot standardize
100 percent on a business application suite; business processes are too
diverse and complex. Although global back office application
companies such SAP sell their office suite to aerospace and defense
companies, they do not offer special functionality for specific
divisions such as aftermarket sales and brokerage and engine
management. Business units prefer the Progressive
Aviation vertical solution that addresses their daily tasks more
completely and enjoy a productivity and time-to-market
advantage. Surveys show a definite trend toward reducing
the number of interfaces and going from dozens of applications partners
down to three or four important ones. These applications
throughout the enterprise from multiple vendors need to interoperate
and work together.