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IBM Nabs Another Application Vendor


Vignette is IBM's latest partner. This global strategic alliance promises to boost revenue for both parties. The verdict is still out on the impact to future software development.

db2 timezone  CRM applications with IBM's DB2 Universal Database, as well as optimize for the S/390, RS/6000, NUMA-Q, AS/400 and Netfinity servers. December 7, 1999 - SAP expands their partnership with IBM to include support for DB2 Universal Databases with mySAP.com implementations. March 8, 2000 - I2 and Ariba agree to integrate their marketplace technologies with IBM's Webshpere platform July 5, 2000 - Industrial and Financial Systems (IFS AB) agrees to support DB2 Universal Databases for their IFS Applications. Read More

Agile ERP Vendor Ditches a Microsoft Dynamics CRM Alliance for, well, its own CRM Solution (Part II)


Part I of this blog topic has revisited Agresso's post-implementation agility capabilities (as to accommodate businesses living in a change -- so called BLINC's), and its devised growth strategy via in-house developments, complementary acquisitions and/or partnerships. Most recently, Agresso expressed the intent to acquire the United Kingdom UK-based competitor CODA, but the analysis of this

db2 timezone  databases, including Oracle, IBM DB2, MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server (again, Microsoft Dynamics CRM supports only SQL Server); A right-priced and better feature/function match-up to mid-market service company requirements versus those of market leaders more oriented to tier one or manufacturing companies; and Agresso’s customary lower total cost of ownership (TCO), while pre- and post- implementation ongoing change capabilities help too. Agresso has hereby also established a CRM Service Hub of more Read More

Agresso + CODA, VITA + Link (+ CODA 2go): What's the Sum? - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series described Unit 4 Agresso’s (or Agresso in further text) dual product strategy following its acquisition of CODA in 2008. The post then went on to analyzing (and reinforcing if you will, given a number of previous blog entries on the same topic) the post-implementation agility capabilities of Agresso Business World (ABW) [evaluate this product]. The blog post attempted

db2 timezone  Sybase ; and IBM DB2 Web se rvers  – Internet Information Services (IIS ) and Apache HTTP Server Web browsers – Windows Internet Explorer (IE ) and Mozilla Firefox Integrated development environments (IDEs ) –  Microsoft .NET Framework and Java Platform Enterprise Edition (formerly J2EE ). Moreover, integration with other key business systems can take place via either CODA 2link, a user-friendly integration tool (with more structure to it), or simply Web Services  that capitalize on SOA Read More

Aspen - To Netfinity and Beyond


Aspen Technology, Inc. recently announced plans to leverage IBM resources to provide solutions for supply chain management (SCM) customers in the chemicals, petroleum, plastics, paper, metals, pharmaceutical, and other process industries.

db2 timezone  its applications on IBM's DB2 Universal Database as well as Netfinity servers and IntelliStations. In addition, IBM's MQ Series message queuing middleware will be made available alongside Microsoft's MSMQ for complex application integration. Market Impact Of the objectives outlined in the new alliance, only one stands a chance of producing significant impact on the rest of the supply chain management market - Aspen applications on Netfinity servers running Windows operating systems. The fact is, Aspen Read More

Business Intelligence and Database Management Services


Lister's BI team helps organizations to structure their data and extract actionable information from it. The team is comprised of experts who perform end-to-end deployment of BI solutions over the intranet, the extranet, or the World Wide Web. The BI team has over ten years of experience with various database systems such as Oracle, SQL Server, and DB2, to name a few. Backed by several years of reporting experience, the team has built up expertise in industry tools like Business Objects, Oracle Business Intelligence, Crystal Reports, and SQL Server Reporting Services. It has also worked with open-source BI solutions like JasperReports, and aims to fulfill the exacting requirements of any organization that approaches it with a BI project. Lister offers end-to-end BI solutions that can bring a good return on investment (ROI). Among the BI services Lister offers are remote database administration (DBA); data quality services; extract, transform, and load (ETL); database design and management; online analytical processing (OLAP) services; reporting; analysis; and dashboards.  

db2 timezone  Oracle, SQL Server, and DB2, to name a few. Backed by several years of reporting experience, the team has built up expertise in industry tools like Business Objects, Oracle Business Intelligence, Crystal Reports, and SQL Server Reporting Services. It has also worked with open-source BI solutions like JasperReports, and aims to fulfill the exacting requirements of any organization that approaches it with a BI project. Lister offers end-to-end BI solutions that can bring a good return on investment (ROI). Read More

Lilly Software Visualizes Its eBusiness Offering, NOW. Part 2: Market Impact


Lilly believes that, with the opportunity to implement the application either through an integrated module within the VISUAL product suite or via Lilly's new ASP option, manufacturers and distributors can easily get started with their e-business initiatives.

db2 timezone  Server, Oracle, and IBM DB2/400) and operational systems (NT, Unix and OS/400) platforms. Earlier this year, the company launched its portal product, called LSAGateway.com . The offering provides access to the Knowledge Center, a customer-support portal; Education Center, for information on education and training opportunities; Market Place, a place to identify other Lilly users as potential customers, vendors, and business partners; and Collaboration Center, for on-line design collaboration. Therefore, Read More

Function Points: Are They Really the Right Unit of Measure for Software Sizing?


Function points (FPs) are the most popular unit of measure for measuring the size of software. But because FPs were developed in the 1970s, are they not now outdated for today’s event-oriented programming and multi-tiered software architectures?

db2 timezone  system tables. Except for DB2 of IBM, other relational database management systems (RDBMSs) do not use the term logical file. These developments rendered interpretation of FP difficult for software sizing. Now Web applications are fast replacing client-server applications, but Web applications have brought with them quite a few complications of their own. For example, a hard-coded error message is to be considered a data element type (DET) in FP methodology. But developers are not able to digest that Read More

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 their respective Java application endeavors.

db2 timezone  components of IBM WebSphere, DB2 , Rational , and Tivoli . IBM and Lawson will also continue to optimize solution performance on IBM eServer and IBM TotalStorage technologies including xSeries , pSeries , iSeries, zSeries , TotalStorage, and Linux on OpenPower . The result for customers should be enterprise-class security, performance, and reliability at an affordable price. At the same time, it should standardize Lawson's applications on IBM's open middleware and help enable clients to quickly and Read More

Analyzing MAPICS' Further Steps After Frontstep Part Three: Market Impact


Much has changed, while much has remained the same at MAPICS during 2003. With the February finalization of the Frontstep acquisition, MAPICS has become quite a large enterprise applications provider, which positions the vendor near (if not at) the top among vendors that focus on the mid-size discrete manufacturing market.

db2 timezone  solely IBM iSeries and DB2 platforms to include Microsoft Windows NT, UNIX, and Linux operating systems and the Oracle database platform. However, while expanding its offering and platform support bundled with the functionally strong former Pivotpoint Point.Man ERP product for high-tech industries, the company had also been burdened with an immense task of blending different corporate cultures (i.e., the less formal Pivotpoint's versus the more rigid and conservative MAPICS one) and with the inherited Read More

Cognos Express-a New “Big” Product for the Midsized Market?


Many midsized companies have to deal with a very particular problem: the need of a true business intelligence (BI) solution, while having to select and deploy one within a tight budget. On September 29, 2009, IBM Cognos announced the launch of Cognos Express, a new product specially designed to meet the needs of the midsized market. Of course, here at TEC, we took the time to give it a try. We

db2 timezone  such as Oracle databases, DB2, Sybase, Informix, and open database connectivity (ODBC). At this point, the “problem,” as with other applications, is that sometimes it is not a good idea for business users to mess with native data sources, particularly if they do not have the technical skills to interpret raw data coming from the data warehouse. This is what Framework Manager is for; this Windows-based interface enables the user to create business-related metadata for reporting and analysis, while Read More

Lose the Starry Eyes, Analyze: Reviewing the Ideal Candidate for Metasystems ICIM


This is an examination of Metasystems ERP solution. Companies can begin determining if it is worthwhile to pursue a relationship with Metasystems by considering selection criteria, which are most supported by the vendor. We ask the question, all things being equal, which modules contribute the most to the product's functionality.

db2 timezone  SQL Server or IBM DB2, it does support Oracle. If your requirements match in this area, the platform consideration is of little consequence because ICIM could fit your environment well. Conclusion We can imagine from the graphs that Metasystems' ideal candidate will not be interested in depending on ICIM to provide human resources and call management functionality. Instead, Metasystems' will be a good prospect for a company seeking not only inventory and purchasing management, but also many solid Read More

IBM Tries to Take More Market Share from Oracle, BMC, and CA


IBM has announced a four-year, $200 million investment to make it more cost effective and easier for companies to manage data on IBM S/390 enterprise servers. They will attempt to compete more effectively with Computer Associates (which acquired Platinum Technology and Sterling Software), BMC, and Oracle in the lucrative database tools market.

db2 timezone  than 35 tools for DB2 and Information Management Systems for OS/390 environments to help customers manage large volumes of data inherent to any e-business. The four areas of focus include: Database Administration Performance Management Recovery and replication management (the ability to provide 24x7 support) Application management (the ability to craft application connections to the database) Market Impact Given that Computer Associates has purchased Platinum Technology and Sterling Software, and has Read More

Informatica Morphs into Enterprise Decision Support Vendor


Informatica Corporation, long an established vendor in the Extract/Transform/Load (ETL) market space, has morphed themselves into a vendor of solutions for the "e-Business infrastructure". In conjunction with their contract to build an enterprise data warehouse for the United States Postal Service and their MX2 metadata exchange initiative, Informatica is reinventing itself.

db2 timezone  for SAP, PeopleSoft, and DB2. Business Components are pre-defined templates that shield application developers from the complex process of consolidating data. They provide business-level views of complex systems such as SAP R/3 to simplify the creation of analytic systems. PowerPlugs were also released in 1999. They allow the Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD's) for schemas to be imported into Informatica's metadata repository, which allows model changes to be synchronized with the ETL tool. PowerPlugs Read More

Predictive Analytics; the Future of Business Intelligence


Business intelligence (BI) is evolving as it grows in popularity. Within BI, there is a shift from traditional analytics to predictive analytics, and predictive analytics is emerging as a distinct new software sector.

db2 timezone  offers predictive analytics tools. DB2 Intelligent Miner for Data is a predictive analytical tool and can be used to gain new business insights and to harvest valuable business intelligence from enterprise data. Intelligent Miner for Data mines high-volume transaction data generated by point-of-sale, automatic transfer machine (ATM), credit card, call center, or e-commerce activities. It better equips an organization to make insightful decisions, whether the problem is how to develop more precisely Read More