ChainBuilder ESB is a new Java Business Integration (JBI) compliant open source solution for use in Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) environments. ChainBuilder ESB components are written in Java and easily configured via a graphical user interface plugged into the popular Eclipse development platform. ChainBuilder ESB's graphical Component Flow Editor creates the underlying JBI architecture, removing the burden of becoming a JBI expert in order to leverage the JBI standard. The Component Flow Editor provides a visual depiction of the entire integration environment allowing developers to step back and consider the flow of their application integration and then drill down on each component to define specific properties. ChainBuilder ESB also provides pre-built integration functionality, including industry standard editors to manage non-XML data formats, such as, EDI X12, fixed and variable formats.