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Industry Expertise From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, Summa has successfully implemented a wide range of technology solutions. The challenges may be complex, but our process starts with a simple philosophy: get to know your business so we can find you the best answer.

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE

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Financial Services
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Healthcare
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Insurance
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Manufacturing
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Technology
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Retail
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Higher Education

Summa has applied solutions across a variety of industries, having delivered successful engagements in financial services, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, technology, retail and higher education organizations.

By leveraging our industry knowledge and horizontal solutions, we help companies reduce complexity, mitigate risk, drive innovation and preserve capital. Learn more about some of the work we’ve done for our customers, and see the kind of results we can get for you, too.

Financial Services

Summa works with leading banks and financial institutions, helping them with large-scale transaction processing systems, implementing portal and content management systems, and modernizing their internal and external customer facing applications.

We worked with the region’s largest financial institution to develop and implement a unique online banking and money management system that allows customers to view their accounts, transfer funds, track spending habits and more. Summa Solutions at Work: Application Modernization, Software Product Development

We also worked with the central architecture team of this bank to lead the strategy and implementation of a major SOA project that accomplished the consolidation, migration and standardization of legacy middleware onto a modern IBM WebSphere based SOA platform. Summa Solutions at Work: SOA and Integration

For a leading global investment management firm, we provided an end-to-end solution for their customer facing web portal – including the design and implementation of the portal, content management, personalization and improved user experience design that increased user adoption. Summa Solutions at Work: User Experience Design, Portal/Content Management

Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh called on us to design, develop and implement a secure, open standards web architecture that featured a unified web interface for all member companies, increased functionality and provided a roadmap to modernize current applications. Summa Solutions at Work: User Experience Design, Application Modernization, Portal/Content Management System.

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Healthcare

In a region that features nationally ranked, world-class hospitals and healthcare organizations, Summa has just what the doctor ordered. We’ve helped leading healthcare enterprises manage costs, leverage existing systems and achieve higher levels of business value through improved interoperability, data integration and analysis, and more.

We worked closely with one of the nation’s largest health systems to meet meaningful use criteria by deploying a solution that paired IBM WebSphere Process Server with the health system’s existing custom middleware platform, allowing seamless interface and interoperability with Pennsylvania’s State Immunization System. Summa Solutions at Work: SOA and Integration

Over a 6-month period, our team completed a clinical system integration for a major Northeast hospital, implementing a state-of-the-art healthcare information delivery system – a joint initiative between an $8 billion integrated global health enterprise and IBM – that improves workflow and provides real-time information for clinicians at bedside. Summa Solutions at Work: Software Product Development, SOA and Integration, Cloud Computing and CRM

Summa headed up a Salesforce CRM automation implementation for the maker of a computerized concussion evaluation system. We also streamlined their business processes so they could track sales and create a customer database. Summa Solutions at Work: Cloud Computing and CRM

For a national Computer-Aided Coding (CAC) company that was bidding to win 2 major hospital contracts, we worked fast to create a full HL7 specification document, design a data model and architecture that minimized impact to their solution and enabled reuse of existing software that fit their HL7 integration needs.
Click to read more. Summa Solutions at Work: Software Product Development, SOA and Integration, Cloud Computing and CRM

We collaborated with a leading speech recognition and medical transcription company to design, develop and implement the user experience for new data analysis functionality for a Natural Language Processing tool for medical transcription services. Summa Solutions at Work: Software Product Development

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Insurance

We’ve provided a wide range of solutions for our Insurance Industry customers, including Cloud Computing and CRM enablement, User Experience Design, custom product development and integration.

For Highmark, Pennsylvania’s largest health insurer, our team developed a Salesforce Automation solution that leveraged salesforce.com and the Cloud.
Click to read more. Summa Solutions at Work: Cloud Computing and CRM, SOA and Integration

Our team helped a major healthcare insurer replace its legacy systems to implement a high-volume claims utilization reporting system. Summa Solutions at Work: Application Modernization

For a global health insurer, we provided strategic analysis and customized application modernization solutions that resulted in an improved and more efficient home delivery pharmacy management system. Summa Solutions at Work: Application Modernization

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Manufacturing

Our experience includes working with global manufacturing organizations and leaders in all facets of IT, including innovative software product development and design, CRM Salesforce Automation, and integrating ERP and other key business systems.

For a Fortune 500 global paint and coatings manufacturer, we developed an online paint-buying experience that allows consumers to explore and select paints, see them in various room settings, and place orders. Summa Solutions at Work Software Product Development

Our team designed and developed a cloud application and integration strategy to modernize a large manufacturer’s customer management processes across multiple divisions. We implemented salesforce.com and integrated it with SAP to give their field sales team hands-on, real time visibility into customer transactions. Summa Solutions at Work: Cloud Computing and CRM, SOA and Integration

We helped a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components realize their vision of improved system support for their sales and sales management process, along with a central repository of customer information with a salesforce.com implementation. Summa Solutions at Work: Cloud Computing and CRM

For a global manufacturer of architectural and automotive coatings and paints, we worked closely with its Project Management Office to drive the implementation of agile. Summa Solutions at Work Software Product Development

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Technology

Summa collaborates with software and product development companies to develop key product enhancements, add functionality and create efficiencies that help them meet business and customer needs.

As an IBM Business Partner, Summa enabled BodyMedia to create a personalized feedback engine that could track thousands of points of data per minute using IBM Websphere Operational Decision Management (WODM). Summa Solutions at Work: BPM and Decision Management

For a leading provider of E-Sourcing technology, Summa developed and designed a software solution that included a highly complex multi-variable auctions engine, which allowed the company to track shipping routes across the world more efficiently. Summa Solutions at Work: Software Product Development

We led the application modernization strategy and product development for a leading technology company that provides software that helps automotive retailers streamline everything from inventory, to financing, to pricing. Summa Solutions at Work: Software Product Development, Application Modernization

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Retail

In the fast-changing world of Retail, Summa’s shelves are stocked with examples of how we’ve helped successful companies design and develop scalable, secure and reliable enterprise applications and infrastructure.

For a multi-billion dollar supermarket chain, Summa developed a solution that provides real time Point-of-Sale system integration to its data warehouse to enable the company to quickly analyze data from hundreds of stores, including inventory, rewards data, and more. Summa Solutions at Work: SOA and Integration

We helped a leading food distribution company satisfy its appetite for more effective customer relationships through improved case management and salesforce automation using salesforce.com Service and Sales Cloud solutions. Summa Solutions at Work: Cloud Computing
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For a fast-growing convenience store chain with more than 400 locations, Summa provided the fuel to build a new internal web portal that integrated multiple applications throughout the company, including security, inventory supply management, distribution centers and pricing for multiple brands. Summa Solutions at Work: Portal/Content Management

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Higher Education

Our best-in-class software solutions have helped leading universities modernize and transform their critical business applications, and provide a better experience for students, parents and prospective candidates.

For Carnegie Mellon University, Summa helped establish the strategy and implement the move to modernize its Student Information Systems, creating a roadmap to incrementally replace a wide array of key applications used by students, faculty and administrative staff.
Click to read more. Summa Solutions at Work: Application Modernization, SOA and Integration, User Experience Design

Summa developed a Business Rules Management System for an international network of universities for working professionals that provided improved and efficient lead management processes for academic advisors. Summa Solutions at Work: BPM and Decision Management

For a company that handles all aspects of payments for more than 1,300 schools and universities, our team helped modernize its applications, streamline payment processing, and keep track of contract agreements. Summa Solutions at Work: Application Modernization

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