|Why choose NIKE Solutions|
Web services are a new way of doing business on the Internet. A company can offer services and
transactions to their customers that can be run automatically via the Internet without people having
to use a web site based interface.
Why is this so good
The advantages of offering web services are:
- Direct integration
Customers can use your service from their own software products
and web sites.
- Ease of use
Customers use your service without having to manually go to your
web site, login and request the service.
- Micro billing
Customers pay to use your service and you have a high degree of
control over how you charge for this service.
- Easily found
Web services can be registered in a global directory that can be
searched by anyone requiring a web service. This could potentially open up your business
to a vast new marketplace.
An example of a web service
A company offers a translation service over the Internet. At the moment this requires a person to go to
the web site, upload the document and download the translated text. A web service could offer the same
translation, but can be automated by a simple Internet call that sends the document and receives the
translation. This allows the customers to integrate the translation service seemlessly in their own products.
NIKE Solutions and web services
NIKE Solutions has recognised that web services represent the next big leap for Internet software. We have
positioned ourselves as a source of information and development expertise in this fast growing area.