Neuron-ESB, application and web services integration software, has been chosen by global alternative asset manager, The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:CG), to provide real-time integration throughout the company’s business environment, facilitating better, quicker asset investment decisions. As part of the integration initiative, Neuron-ESB will deliver the service integration between The Carlyle Group’s existing investor relationship management system, which is based on SalesForce, and its other relevant business systems.

Neuron-ESB 3.0 is the latest version of Neudesic’s Enterprise Service Bus that extends the Microsoft platform by providing real-time, reliable and durable messaging, application integration, business processing, and web services management.

“Neuron-ESB is critical in accelerating Carlyle’s business integration objectives. In fact, we see this implementation as a very strategic piece of our infrastructure,” said Martin Buis, chief technology officer, The Carlyle Group. “Neuron provides the ability to abstract existing legacy systems, so we can migrate and modernize our environment as needed. We are now much more responsive to business needs – an element necessary to support the next phase of our business strategy.” Carlyle previously relied on point-to-point integration between applications, which was complex, time-intensive and costly. By moving to the bus architecture and leveraging Neuron-ESB’s business processing capabilities, Carlyle’s new system not only speeds up the system-to-system information exchange, it also reorients data around fundamental concepts.

Additionally, the Neuron-ESB system takes redundant and complex business logic, and then centralizes and simplifies it in a graphical environment, making it ultimately more reusable and manageable. With an emphasis on flexibility and ease-of-use, Neuron-ESB allowed The Carlyle Group’s own in-house developers to learn and create solutions quickly, saving valuable time and consulting dollars.

“Neuron-ESB middleware enables Carlyle to focus on agility and operational efficiency via the already-familiar Microsoft platform,” said Marty Wasznicky, general manager, Neuron-ESB. “With a number of new capabilities, an enhanced user experience and new management features, Neuron gives Carlyle the ability to be much more responsive to changes in their business environment. The company has also made its data much more transparent, which allows greater flexibility in terms of business process change while facilitating improvements in developer productivity.”