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To BEA or Not to BEA: Is That the Question?
BEA Systems Inc., announced that twelve Business-To-Business and Enterprise Application Integration vendors have teamed with them to provide e-business

bea eai  shared business. Market Impact BEA is one of the major players in the EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) space, with an approximate market share of 16.2% (the only player in the market estimated to be larger is IBM, at 21.6%). The trick to EAI is typically consultancy, since every company designs their business processes differently. Despite what many vendors claim, there is no true out-of-box solution, so a strong partnering with consulting firms which are trained in the EAI and B2B arenas is a

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Vignette of an EAI Vendor (So to Speak)


Vignette Corporation has announced a comprehensive, three-tiered Java™ technology strategy that encompasses tools, applications and a complete Java technology-enabled platform. The Vignette V/5 e-business platform will support Java Server Pages (JSP’s) and was announced at Sun Microsystems 2000 Worldwide Java Developer Conference.

bea eai  with Sun, IBM, and BEA should provide Vignette with some market resiliency. In addition, the encapsulation of their object model in the industry standard Enterprise Java Beans and use of XML technology is a wise move. We also would not be surprised if Vignette attempts to acquire additional technologies for e-business enablement by further acquisitions (50% probability). User Recommendations Customers in the early stages of setting up an e-business strategy should consider Vignette's V/5 solution. The Read More

A New Era Dawns for Sybase


Sybase, Inc. has announced an agreement to acquire New Era of Networks (also known as NEON). After completion, Sybase will create a new e-Business division integrating NEON and other parts of its product suite. Within the last month, Sybase has announced record earnings and completed a three-year re-engineering effort to transform themselves from a database vendor to an e-Business infrastructure provider.

bea eai  Ascential , IBM , BEA Systems , NEON Systems (not to be confused with New Era of Networks), WRQ , IONA Technologies , Oracle and Microsoft , among many others. Customers should engage in a careful needs-assessment exercise (especially in the area of what platforms data must be extracted from) before speaking to vendors, and can then further refine their product requirements as the selection process progresses. Read More

Hewlett Packard Makes Multiple Moves in Middleware


In recent days, Hewlett Packard has announced agreements for strategic alliances, technology licensing, and/or joint product development of middleware products with TIBCO Software, IONA Technologies, and webMethods. Industry rumors indicate that HP is trying to acquire an EAI vendor to complete its push towards a complete application server product. Who will it be?

bea eai  iPlanet (a Sun/Netscape alliance), BEA Systems , IBM , and others, it is only a matter of bringing the appropriate HP resources and dedication to bear. HP is definitely a little late in joining the game, but as Microsoft has proven many times, a virtually unlimited budget (HP's FY 2000 total revenue from continuing operations was $48.8 billion) can do wonders in making up for a late start. Another important point is that HP intends to integrate OpenView up-front to help monitor and manage these complex, Read More

Fujitsu Poised to (Inter)Stage Glovia's Comeback Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations


Glovia has managed to maintain its existing customers' satisfaction level while successfully re-inventing itself. As a result, it has maintained a presence among the top 10 manufacturing ERP vendors in several markets. One cannot help feeling that Glovia's knowledge of its target market has always been deeper than its market visibility and share.

bea eai  IBM , Microsoft , BEA Systems, Sun Microsystems, etc.); EAI/middleware providers (e.g. webMethods , Tibco, SeeBeyond , and Vitria ), and many large enterprise vendors' (e.g. SAP , Siebel , PeopleSoft and Oracle ) intrusion into the EAI and BPM arenas, in the manner they have done with the CRM or SCM. This is Part Four of a four-part note. Part One detailed recent announcements. Part Two covered Fujitsu's support of Glovia. Part Three discussed the market impact. International Competition Many Read More

EAI - The 'Crazy Glue' of Business Applications


When companies create or change trading relationships or when they swap out business application systems, information systems professionals are required to build application system interfaces and alter transaction processing models. Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) Tools have matured nicely and continue to evolve making the job not only more simple but actually offering a preferred alternative to code-data-level integration alternatives. Selection of EAI tools must be based on technical capabilities that support the entire life-cycle of usage.

bea eai  - The 'Crazy Glue' of Business Applications The Promise of EAI Plug and Play business application system integration is the goal of investment in EAI technology. Buyers have a number of applications from various suppliers and a number of external trading partners with whom they want to exchange business transactions. EAI suppliers promote products that connect to a diverse set of applications (Adapters) transform data format, structure and content (Transformation Capabilities), move data among Read More

Liberty Alliance vs. WS-I; J2EE vs. .NET; Overwhelmed .YET? Part 1: Latest Announcements


On one hand, some archrivals (e.g., Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle) are becoming strange bedfellows, while, on the other hand, the others (e.g., Microsoft and Sun) remain set on irreconcilable differences between their technology camps. What are users to do when torn between the hype/promise of Web services and the fear of being outrun by events?

bea eai  enterprises ( Accenture , BEA Systems , Hewlett-Packard , Fujitsu , Intel , Oracle , and SAP to name some) have joined to form the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I, www.ws-i.com ). The organization's goal is to work with other standards groups like, inter alia, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) to make sure standards from one version of Web services development tools will be compatible with the next. Read More

Implementation Acceleration Using Integration


webMethods, Inc. has released a set of Packaged Integrations — pre-built software solutions that can be used to rapidly automate common cross-application business processes. The company claims Packaged Integrations make it possible to accelerate implementation by up to 80 percent and reduce implementation costs by up to 70%.

bea eai  Acceleration Using Integration Implementation Acceleration Using Integration M. Reed - December 15, 2000 Event Summary EAI and business-to-business integration vendor webMethods, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEBM), a provider of business-to-business integration (B2Bi) solutions, today announced the general availability of webMethods Packaged Integrations - pre-built software solutions that enable Global 2000 companies to rapidly automate common cross-application business processes. The vendor claims that Read More

The Hidden Role of Data Quality in E-Commerce Success


Successful e-commerce relies on intelligible, trustworthy content. To achieve this, companies need a complete solution at their back- and front-ends, so they can harness and leverage their data and maximize the return on their e-commerce investment.

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J.D. Edwards Touts Leadership in Collaboration and Flexibility -- There Seems to be Some Notable Functionality Too


In its major comeback attempt J.D. Edwards has been playing the card of system openness and interconnectivity, some of the key principles of the Internet economy. On October 2, the usually laid back vendor hosted a glitzy show in New York City for the official launch of the highly publicized Xe version of its flagship OneWorld software package. While the launch emphasized flexibility, we noticed the system had some remarkable functionality

bea eai  J.D. Edwards. One should bear in mind the company's proven fair treatment of customers as well as its expertise within some industries like automotive, consumer packaged goods, electronics, manufacturing & distribution. As with all new releases, users should employ a critical approach in their evaluation of OneWorld and require the vendor to demonstrate specific business processes. Future clients are also advised to request the company's written commitment to promised functionality, length of Read More

Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 1: What Is It Now?


Since January 2000 when TEC last addressed the trends in Enterprise Application, there have been massive changes in the overall direction of Application Integration in general and EAI in particular.

bea eai  as IBM's CICS or BEA's Tuxedo. This is required where the logical unit of work (defined as one business transaction) spans multiple systems. Security The last major requirement for an EAI system is security, typically in the form of single sign-on (to provide access to all the required data without multiple passwords.) Using EAI provides a business with the ability to consolidate stovepipes of information from various transactional, legacy, relational, and other sources with different security rules Read More

Software Technologies Corporation (STC) Prepares to go Public


Enterprise Application Integration vendor Software Technologies Corp. (STC) announced the filing by the company of a Registration Statement with the Securities and Exchanges Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of up to $100 million of its common stock.

bea eai  Technologies Corporation (STC) Prepares to go Public Event Summary MONROVIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 18, 2000--Software Technologies Corp. (STC) announced the filing by the company of a Registration Statement with the Securities and Exchanges Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of up to $100 million of its common stock. STC will use the net proceeds from the proposed offering for general corporate purposes and to repay $10 million under a long-term note. All shares Read More

PeopleSoft, Lawson To Resell Integration Tools


Two ERP vendors recently signed agreements to resell integration software from Enterprise Applications Integration vendors.

bea eai  Lawson To Resell Integration Tools PeopleSoft, Lawson To Resell Integration Tools S. McVey - January 14th, 2000 Event Summary Two ERP vendors recently signed agreements to resell integration software from Enterprise Applications Integration vendors. PeopleSoft has agreed to standardize on New Era of Network, Inc.'s (NEON) data migration product as the preferred integration tool and deploy the product to customers in its 30 implementation centers throughout North America. PeopleSoft will also Read More

Is J.D. Edwards's CRM 2.0 (With more than 200 Enhancements) Good News?


When it comes to touting 200 product enhancements, what J.D. Edwards is saying is that ease of integration is important to mid-market companies because they have less flexibility for trial and error. J.D. Edwards's CRM implementation success through its existing customer base will testify to the reliability of its enterprise integration and what remains, is to verify the product's ability to fit verticals needs.

bea eai  J.D. Edwards's CRM 2.0 (With more than 200 Enhancements) Good News? Event Summary J.D. Edwards (NASDAQ: JDEC) has recently announced the launch of CRM 2.0, delivering 200 Product enhancements. The cornerstone of their CRM offering is a lower cost of ownership specially for existing J.D.Edwards back office application customers. They claim to achieve such advantage through a thorough integration based on the company's XPI (eXtended Process Integration) technology the company's integration platform that Read More

Siebel Rallies Its Integration Alliance Troops Part 2: Market Impact


The era of Siebel's uncontested supremacy in the CRM market seems to be nearing the end. However, Siebel's idea of its Universal Application Network seems innovative and should help the needs of the higher-end of the market, whose paramount concern have been the enormous costs of integration and the general lack of responsiveness by enterprise application vendors to address this issue.

bea eai  Rallies Its Integration Alliance Troops Part 2: Market Impact Event Summary On April 8, Siebel Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEBL), the leading provider of customer-centric eBusiness applications software announced its intention to release a set of application integration tools in the second half of 2002. The new products intend make it easier for organizations to exchange data between Siebel's CRM system its other vendors' business applications. A standards-based and vendor-independent application integrat Read More