The NLINK® Configuration Module (NCM) is an intuitive graphical user interface used by business users to configure the NLINK Server. The NCM makes complex integration projects quick to implement and easy to change. No programming or networking skills are necessary and the configuration process becomes a logical, repeatable and self-documenting process through the NCM.
Many companies have existing business systems that need to be integrated into an effective enterprise solution. The traditional approach has been to create a new point-to-point solution for every two applications that need to share information. NLINK significantly reduces the time and expense of integrating applications by providing a standardized and repeatable integration process. Integration is completely configuration-based through an intuitive visual environment that requires no end-user programming. This allows functional business users to perform complex integration tasks and provides a scalable and maintainable integration solution as business processes and installed applications change over time.
The NLINK Configuration Module provides many features to simplify, speed and validate the NLINK configuration. The NCM:
- Is quick and easy to install.
- Is the reason why the NLINK Server requires no programming to deploy.
- Supports large teams of Configurers working concurrently.
- Provides centralized documentation of the NLINK Server Configuration.
- Logically partitions the configuration into business transactions.
- Enables reuse of previously configured transactions.
- Only presents the user with pertinent information.
- Validates configuration data on entry.
- Provides a number of Wizards, which:
- Put the business user in the context of the business transaction.
- Further improve speed, ease and accuracy of specific configuration tasks.
- Can be developed and integrated easily by customers.
To better understand the process of using the NCM to deploy an NLINK integration project we recommend that you review the NLINK Deployment White Paper. It describes the process and benefits of an NLINK deployment and seeks to give the reader a better understanding of the steps needed to complete an NLINK integration project. In addition, it will show how quick and easy it is for functional business users to perform what would otherwise be an impossibly complex integration project.