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Aligning Java-based Application Strategies
In announcing their merger plans, Lawson and Intentia will not only have to grapple with the usual issues, but will have to deal with the nuanced differences in

scm application architecture  Intentia's manufacturing, EAM and SCM modules into Lawson's. Therefore, while Intentia (and Lawson, in part) might be an extreme case of a complete Java rewrite, most of the traditional iSeries-based vendors, such as SSA Global , IBS , HarrisData , etc. have taken a more moderate approach. Instead, these peer vendors are leveraging some of the available tools and technologies (often provided by IBM), with a balanced approach of exposing old RPG code as Web services wrappers, and by developing new

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Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse management, international trade logistics, transportation execution, and many other issues for a complete solution, this knowledge base will support your evaluation of an SCM suite. 

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Where Is ERP Headed (Or Better, Where Should It Be Headed)? Part 2: Product Architecture and Web-Basing


This note discusses how a flexible and agile ERP system needs an adaptable architecture, how easy integration to 3rd-party applications has become a key selling point for ERP vendors, and how extending ERP to the Internet stems from the intent of many IT organizations not to reinvent the wheel in their scramble to create e-commerce applications.

scm application architecture  core ERP system with SCM, CRM, and other ERP-adjacent solutions. Interest in componentization, however, began long before e-commerce. The perception at the time was that ERP applications were too big and unwieldy, and that they needed to be more flexible. Componentization would not only make it easier for the ERP vendors to enhance their solutions but also make it easier for customers to upgrade the software. With componentization, a customer could incrementally upgrade only selected components without Read More

Application Giants in Duel and Duet for Users’ Hearts, Minds … and Wallets


While SAP and Microsoft are concurrently partnering for certain initiatives, they are still dueling about who is bigger, better, smarter, whose user screens are prettier and more user-friendly, and so on. But the major question is whether the market and users are ultimately going to be better for it.

scm application architecture  ERP, SAP CRM, SAP SCM (Supply Chain Management) , or any number of non-SAP solutions. The Duet Extensions server unites one or more of these backend systems, by taking the metadata from various underlying systems and combining them based on the user and the user's role within the organization, and pushing it down to the client. As the users might not always be online, Duet must be careful in the way it communicates information back to the client, and additional queuing and caching may be required in the Read More

A New Model for Evaluating Third Party Logistics Providers: Enter Service Oriented Architecture


Third-party logistic (3PL) providers are under pressure to keep costs low, expand services and capitalize on evolving supply chain management technology. As customers are becoming more discerning, 3PLs can leverage service oriented architecture to meet customer needs.

scm application architecture  SOA frameworks. Other major SCM vendors are touting plans for a service oriented architecture like Manhattan Associates and i2. SOA's most anticipated benefits include faster and more flexible reconfiguration of business processes. This should be just the trick for 3PLs. Recommendations For manufacturing enterprises over 1,000 employees, just over 20 percent report active investments in SOA infrastructure. Therefore, this is an evolving technology investment that will grow over the next five years. Don't Read More

Application Single-Sign On: Netegrity, Securant, or Evidian?


As security breaches become increasingly more frequent, minimizing user access to back-end systems and web applications without impacting legitimate usage is more important than ever before.

scm application architecture  place an enterprise capable SCM or customer relationship management CRM implementation. At $15 per user in volume, Evidian's product is more cost competitive than Netegrity's or Securant's, which both sell for $20 per user. With a 1,000-user implementation, IT decision makers can save $5,000 by selecting Evidian's PortalXpert over Netegrity SiteMinder or Securant ClearTrust. About The Author    Laura Taylor is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Relevant Technologies. Formerly, she was the the Read More

Architecture Evolution: From Mainframes to Service-oriented Architecture


Product architecture is going to do much more than simply provide the technical functionality, the user interface, and the platform support. It is going to determine whether a product is going to be able to accommodate increasingly evolving user requirements.

scm application architecture  Evolution: From Mainframes to Service-oriented Architecture Software architecture can be defined simply as the design or blueprint of an application or software package. This blueprint describes the layout of the application's deployment, including partitioning its business logic between servers (computers). The architecture thus incorporates protocols and interfaces for interacting with other programs or computers, and all these should vouch for future flexibility and expandability. Read More

Application Portfolio Management: Are You Getting the Most from your Enterprise Software?


Information technology organizations are faced with the challenge of managing a host of diverse enterprise applications, and the need to evaluate application metrics and performance. To address this challenge, it is worth considering application portfolio management solutions.

scm application architecture  Portfolio Management: Are You Getting the Most from your Enterprise Software? Introduction Today's information technology (IT) organizations are faced with the challenge of managing a host of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications, legacy systems, and in-house custom applications. The reality of many of today's IT departments is complex, as they have the immense task of maintaining, managing, integrating, and supporting these business-critical applications. Tracking upgrades and providing Read More

ITO: Application Related Services, Software Products and Associated Services


Softtek's information technology outsourcing (ITO) services consist of two areas: application related services, and software products and associated services. Under the rubric of application related services, Softtek offers application maintenance and support, application development, application modernization, and quality assurance (QA) and testing. Its software products and associated services include integration and deployment of enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship planning (CRM), and business intelligence (BI). Application related services are those that cover the entire application lifecycle, including the designing, building, testing, implementation, and support of custom and packaged applications. Softtek's clients benefit from process efficiency, lean cost structures, rigorous service-level commitments, and global reach. In additon to development, maintenance and support, and modernization, Softtek also offers data integration services, and ERP services for SAP and Oracle applications. For Latin American markets, Softtek offers packaged software product solutions and associated services, such as training and first level support. Softtek is a value-added reseller (VAR) for some of the world’s most renowned software solutions, including: ERP, data integration, and BI. Softtek is a VAR of products from SAP, Informatica, Cognos, and Business Objects. The company also offers post-sales support and education services.  

scm application architecture  Application Related Services, Software Products and Associated Services Softtek's information technology outsourcing (ITO) services consist of two areas: application related services, and software products and associated services. Under the rubric of application related services, Softtek offers application maintenance and support, application development, application modernization, and quality assurance (QA) and testing. Its software products and associated services include integration and deployment Read More

Application Program Interface (API)


Electronic document management systems (EDMSs) are used by companies to organize and streamline their document processes to increase productivity and efficiency. Integration between the EDMS and the customized software results in desirable improved efficiencies and savings. This integration can be accomplished using an application program interface (API) that comes along with the EDMS application. Find out how.

scm application architecture  Program Interface (API) Electronic document management systems (EDMSs) are used by companies to organize and streamline their document processes to increase productivity and efficiency. Integration between the EDMS and the customized software results in desirable improved efficiencies and savings. This integration can be accomplished using an application program interface (API) that comes along with the EDMS application. Find out how. Read More

Implementing a High Performance Service-oriented Architecture


To solve your data-intensive problems and deal with data storage tasks, you might consider a two-tier method. How? By using service-oriented architecture (SOA) to make distributed systems interoperable. Why? SOA can optimize data storage architecture, transparently and securely, to maximize and optimize access to large quantities of data. Learn about other benefits, and the steps that are best for your IT infrastructure.

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Custom Application Development


Custom application development is a trusted, tested strategy to ensure effective application of resources for business advancement and continuity, with minimal risk and solid return on investment (ROI). What’s that, you say? High cost? Low dependability? Long timelines? The custom application development model is plagued by myths. Find out why they’re all wrong.

scm application architecture  Application Development Custom application development is a trusted, tested strategy to ensure effective application of resources for business advancement and continuity, with minimal risk and solid return on investment (ROI). What’s that, you say? High cost? Low dependability? Long timelines? The custom application development model is plagued by myths. Find out why they’re all wrong. Read More

Star Soft Application


The Avançado enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can help companies organize information from all departments in a rational and practical way, and avoid task duplication.    

scm application architecture  Soft Application The Avançado enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can help companies organize information from all departments in a rational and practical way, and avoid task duplication. Read More

BOARD Certifies Its Unique Business Intelligence/Business Performance Application with TEC


BOARD International provides a unique application, comprising an original mix of business intelligence, business analytics, and enterprise performance management capabilities—all within a single platform. TEC BI Analyst Jorge García describes the originality and user benefits of the BOARD Management Intelligence Toolkit.

scm application architecture  Certifies Its Unique Business Intelligence/Business Performance Application with TEC BOARD International, a private Swiss-based enterprise software company, provides a unique application to the market. The BOARD Management Intelligence Toolkit comprises an original mix of business intelligence (BI), business analytics (BA), and enterprise performance management (EPM) capabilities—all within the reach of single interface or platform. The aim is to provide a single integrated solution that offers Read More

Dell PowerEdge M1000e Modular Enclosure Architecture


This white paper details a breakthrough in enterprise server architecture. The enclosure and its components incorporate the latest advances in power, cooling, I/O, and management technologies. These technologies are packed into a highly available rack-dense package that integrates into standard 1000mm-depth racks. This enterprise-class server design is optimized to maximize flexibility and longevity while lowering your total cost of ownership.

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Application Erosion: Eating Away at Your Hard Earned Value


Application erosion starts the day you turn on any new system, and it continues constantly. To prevent it, you need a plan. If you suffer from it today, you need a plan to regain the value you once had.

scm application architecture  Erosion: Eating Away at Your Hard Earned Value Do You Have Application Erosion? At a recent meeting of CIOs, all talked about the same phenomena. Eventually, they came up with the term application erosion to describe their common problem. These CIOs each had the same ERP system installed from four to nine years. Each observed that through time, the system value had become less and less. The system had not changed; but the users were using less and less of the system for no apparent reason. In Read More