A JP Morgan Securities research note into the market and prospects for transaction management infrastructure (TMI) services aimed at the delivery of secure messaging frameworks for business transaction processing.
TMI consists of the infrastructure required to efficiently complete business transactions, including a transaction delivery network, an authentication and authorisation gateway, and a payments and settlement system. JP Morgan analysts believe TMI will become essential for enterprises to maximise their e-business investments, "acting as the central nervous system for the enterprise in managing its relationships with its trading community".
Demand for TMI services is expected to increase commensurate with the growth and complexity of network-based commerce, with spending on messaging platforms leading the first wave of investment.
While point solutions should achieve early success, JP Morgan says technology vendors will aggressively consolidate the components of TMI with the objective of building an integrated solution.
TMI solutions may prove to be best delivered via a managed services model, says JP Morgan. The complexity of the processes and the need to integrate multiple partners in a dynamic environment suggest that outsourced solutions will realise significant opportunities and momentum.
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