Diriger HUB - Cloud Interoperability Platform

The Problems solved by DirigerHUB

Exposing data from multiple systems through modern accessible API Management and industry standard adaptors like the Open Industrial Interoperability Ecosystem (OIIE)

The need to get business data from several places in Real-Time and ensure it is VALID, and aligned with Industry Standards and Business Rules; especially data we need for collaborative business processes

Being able to garner a better standards-based Data Foundation for our Data Insights Value Chain - which is core to business imperatives

Making data between systems EASIER to access yet SECURE; FASTER to retrieve; RELEVANT and VALID for our usage needs without relying on excessive manual practices

Being able to use technology to provide true Data Governance and Management of Change to visualise errors, changes, and approval authorities

Facilitate a ‘Single Source of Truth’ salient to Master Data context across several systems, eg. support a centralised Unified Namespace Architecture that makes systems interoperability a welcome opportunity

Cater for seamless interoperability of data models, systems and hierarchies between the various levels of IT and OT structures

Foundational Insights Value Chain

It has been proven and now commonly accepted that capturing value from data-driven insights is critical to the modern-day success of organisations. 

Diriger understands the importance and multiplicative nature of delivering the key components of a Data-Driven Insights Value. To do this we have adopted and enhanced the McKinsey Value Chain model depicted below.

The weakest link in your ‘Insights Value Chain’ is your Data Foundation, which in turn has a direct impact on your business Goals, Strategies, Objectives, and Tactics.

Typically, the model below shows that current technology and systems have fallen into atrophy over the past two decades and struggled to evolve from the “Information level” to the “Knowledge and Insights level” that need to be critically aligned with the business’ strategy and goals.

This atrophy, inconsistent data quality, and misalignment has resulted in a ‘Cumulative Tax’ burden across most organisations of up to 70%; the symptoms of which are shown in the red section of the model below.

DirigerHUB Platform Structures

The DirigerHUB Unified Development and Interoperability Platform is a core component of and integral to the development of our Diriger Solution Architecture and Application Suites.

Diriger’s Real-time automation applications and data visibility models work across multiple platforms, applications, and structures at the same time; we do this by using the innovative DirigerHUB Platform – way more than just point-to-point integration.

DirigerHUB and its Benefits

DirigerHUB is built on open technologies and forms our solutions glue that

Capabilities and Associated Technologies

DirigerHUB provides

DirigerHUB versus typical Point-to-Point Integration

DirigerHUB provides a centralised Single-Source-of-Truth approach to integration that reduces redundancy, data duplication, negates expensive work-arounds that require high maintenance, ensures data is aligned from the DCS / SCADA levels right up to ERP, Data Warehouses and Insights provision.

The model below is indicative of the Centralised and Unified model typically deployed for maximum efficiency and data access for critical decision making; greatly reducing Technical Debt across organisations.

The DirigerHUB Innovative Advantage

Management of Change (MOC) Manager

The MOC Manager is a configurable UI/UX that interacts with the MOC Workflow to engage authorised personnel (process and data owners) for reviews, escalations, and approvals management of Master Data.

Rules and Workflow Engine

DirigerHUB not only integrates data between systems; the Business Rules and Workflow Engines allow the definition of multi-system, multi-domain, multi-function data orchestration and validation. Validation is Real-time and uses Diriger’s AI and ML tools to notify users of exceptions and subsequently allows for user intervention where necessary. Full audit trails of all interactions are maintained. 

Access and Security

Diriger has established an Information Security Management System (ISMS) meeting ISO 27001 Standards, Controls and Protocols. Our ISMS is regularly tested and reviewed by our internal security teams and current Government and Semi-Government Customers.

Watcher and Messaging

Provides the capability for any industry standard messaging capabilities in standard message queue formats in addition to Legacy, Text, e-Mail, Database, Website, Host Exchange, FTP, etc.

Transform and OCR (Image) Engine

The capability to transform and validate document and image-based information into coherent data from data sheets, parts books etc. without needing to establish document templates is also provided. This capability has a configurable UI/UX and utilises AI/ML principles for potential repetitive validation and error recycle events. 

Composable Application Development UI/UX

All Diriger business applications and UI/UX capabilities are developed and deployed with DirigerHUB. We can also provide configurable bespoke UI/UX capability to suit our customer’s specific needs.

Central to our development capability is our ‘Mobile-First’ strategy for architecting, designing, building, and deploying our application via Progressive Web Apps capabilities; allowing applications to be deployed on any device any where.

Data Monitoring and Events

DirigerHUB is an event driven, data streaming integration platform solving the end-to-end integration problems. DirigerHUB is very useful in erroneous data situations and facilitates efficient recovery or error recycle as required by a business process or workflow. DirigerHUB has out of the box monitoring and control dashboards for ease of administration. The workflow engine can then be used to solve data issues by applying configurable validation and correction processes.

Analytics and Reports

Process-driven data analytics are captured at the point of execution and KPI-based Dashboards may be configured to report current state transactions in real-time.

API Manager and Synthesiser

DirigerHUB is compliant with the principles and architecture of the Open Industrial Interoperability Ecosystem (OIIE) information and systems architecture. Data Models, Registries, and Adaptor structures and formats are completely definable and flexible to suit any Customer’s situation. This includes open MIMOSA structures such as SDAIR, CIR and CCOM.

Out-of-the-Box eInvoicing

DirigerHUB supports common business documents such as OASIS UBL Documents and Peppol Documents and provides connectivity to business document networks like the Peppol eDelivery Network for sending and receiving documents between business parties.