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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

eai compar  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 applications predictably and with assured

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Merger Mania At Its Extremes Part 2: Challenges & User Recommendations


While the merger is justifiable it does not provide the new entity with much room for mistakes. SynQuest also needs to quickly figure out the best combination of its disparate products and technologies and articulate a clear and assuring message to the market that it can deliver a strategy for the planning, executing, and adaptive management of supply chains in a foreseeable future.

eai compar  of its transition from EAI vendor to SCEM vendor took place this year with the sale of its integration products and operations to a systems integrator. SynQuest, a renowned SCP vendor, has nonetheless struggled to gain mind and market share ever since its IPO in 2000 (see SynQuest Posts Mixed Results ). Despite partnering mutually and with other providers (see J.D. Edwards Names SynQuest Preferred Solution and SSA Seeks Support from Synquest ), neither company has ever experienced a merger with and Read More

Why .NET Technology Is Important for ERP


.NET technology is a wake-up call, and some people are sleeping through it! Remaining competitive means mission-critical software systems, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, must be designed from the ground up for connectivity and integration. But software developers don’t advertise their shortcomings, and some ERP vendors—and by association, their customers—are being left behind.

eai compar  graphical user interface and EAI code. So, software written during the 1970's and 1980's resides at the heart of many corporate systems. Its designers certainly didn't know about Microsoft .NET, XML, 2.3 GHz processors, and all the other technologies and standards we have today. They knew about procedural languages, 8 MB of memory, 1200 Kbps modems, dumb terminals, and raised floors. But the investment in business rules is huge, then and now, and that old code still seems to do the job. So, when it comes Read More

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

eai compar  from investing in 3rd-party EAI products to link disparate best-of-breed systems together - is certainly attractive. While J.D. Edwards' move into the EAI arena is indisputably risky, we commend its determination to bite the bullet and include integration systems into the core product offering. Some of its competitors, who are still convinced that they can deliver most of the necessary functionality themselves, may find themselves seriously lagging once they finally realize the need for interconnectivity Read More

IBI + IBM = EAI


The latest entrant in the race to support IBM's MQSeries Integrator Version 2 is Information Builders (IBI) with its Middleware Technology Group's 'Enterprise Connector for MQSeries Integrator'. The product provides SQL access to over 80 different data sources, and should prove a good fit with MQSI. In addition, IBI has announced support for IBM’s WebSphere Application Server.

eai compar  + IBM = EAI IBI + IBM = EAI M. Reed - December 14, 2000 Event Summary Information Builders (IBI) , has announced support for IBM's (NYSE: IBM) MQSeries Integrator Version 2 via IBI's Enterprise Connector for MQSeries Integrator product. The combination of the two products provides application support on over 35 different platforms and over 120 relational, non-relational, transaction, and application sources. Information Builders has worked with IBM to provide rapid integration solutions for more Read More

SEEBURGER


SEEBURGER, maker of the Business Integration Suite, provides a comprehensive electronic data interchange (EDI), business-to-business (B2B), and enterprise application integration (EAI) solutions for SAP users. Available on premises, in the cloud, and as a service.

eai compar  (B2B), and enterprise application integration (EAI) solutions for SAP users. Available on premises, in the cloud, and as a service. Read More

Application Outsourcing, BPO, eBusiness and TeamSourcing


Systel offers four services in the category of outsourcing application software.Applications Outsourcing provides a full life cycle approach to development, enhancements, maintenance, integration, and technology transformation.BPO is an end-to-end solution for key verticals such as financial services and banking, healthcare, insurance, and retail.With TeamSourcing, Syntel provides professional IT consulting services directly to customers. TeamSourcing services include systems specification, design, development, implementation and maintenance of complex IT Applications involving diverse computer hardware, software, data, and networking technologies and practices.Syntel's eBusiness services focus on business-to-business (B2B), customer relationship management (CRM), data warehousing, enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise application integration (EAI), web, and wireless solutions.  

eai compar  (ERP), enterprise application integration (EAI), web, and wireless solutions. Read More

i2 Technologies Lives Life In The Fast Lane


i2 Technologies is the largest and fastest growing vendor of supply chain management software with $751 million in revenue over the last twelve months and a 105% average growth rate over the last five years. Fueled by a powerful sales and marketing machine and aggressive strategies for corporate development and acquisition, i2 will maintain its lead through the end of 2000 and beyond.

eai compar  attractive partner for e-commerce, EAI, portals, and other software providers that will further enhance its position. Recent Major Events Following is a summary of major events for i2 Technologies during the past year with respect to: Acquisitions Alliances Competition Recognition Acquisitions In March, i2 acquired B2B collaboration software makers Aspect Development Corporation and Supplybase in the largest software deal in history. In the short term, the Aspect purchase brings considerable online Read More

SAP Opens The ‘Miss Congeniality’ Contest


While SAP’s determination to become enterprise applications Web Esperanto evangelist is of paramount importance to its customers and for the general market direction, one should by no means expect short-term tectonic moves.

eai compar  hot-cold relationship. Effect On EAI Vendors While it is also not very likely SAP will use this technology outline to aggressively pursue application server or EAI markets, it will certainly make the respective niche vendors' jobs of selling into fertile SAP client base very difficult. Nevertheless, in the short term, it will not affect nor lessen the value proposition of independent EAI vendors such as SeeBeyond , Tibco Software or webMethods , or vendors that provide generic application servers, such Read More

Serving up EAM Integration


Integrating systems has created major havoc within enterprises, and gluing together disparate mission-critical business systems from multiple vendors that were never designed to work together is definitely a cause for IT concern.

eai compar  enterprise application integration (EAI). EAI has been the approach traditionally used to enable the interoperability between two or more enterprise software systems. It involves developing point-to-point links connecting specific enterprise systems. However, it can be expensive and result in long implementation timeframes. In some cases, the cost of the EAI implementation can exceed the cost of the software being integrated. The lean and agile nature of today's organizations is placing increased demands Read More

IBM Moves into Enterprise Application Integration


International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) has announced a new release of MQSeries Integrator that should help businesses integrate their applications and improve e-business architectures. IBM’s leadership in message oriented middleware with MQSeries should allow them to take a leadership role in the market in short order.

eai compar  position in the burgeoning EAI market, which is expected to total $2.5 billion this year, according to Aberdeen Group. British Telecom is using MQSeries Integrator Version 1, and beta testing MQSeries Integrator Version 2. MQSeries Integrator Version 1 helps us transform legacy data so that it can be understood by other applications, this is very important for our company, it has saved us from having to do transformations manually, said Jon Calladine, Systems Interconnect Consultant, British Telecom. W Read More

SCE Leaders Partner To See Beyond Their Portfolio Part Three: Challenges and User Recommendations


One of the biggest challenges facing IT departments today is still unlocking data and processes from a plethora of heterogeneous applications running on different technologies and platforms, from mainframe to Web application servers. Since most SCE solutions involve a complex flow of transactions across a company's information systems network, users need simple to use, graphical tools to help them manage these transaction flows and quickly respond to problems.

eai compar  a central hub, the EAI servers themselves tend to be proprietary and non-standard. Customers are increasingly desiring to do away with point-to-point integration approaches at that data level (with extensive lists of custom APIs and connectors/adapters) and to replace it with more inter-enterprise ranging integrations, based on business processes that extend beyond the traditional definitional boundaries of a single application suite. Many believe that the advent of standards and Web services will allevia Read More

Tempest Creates a Secure Teapot


Tempest Software has announced the release of TMS (Tempest Messenger System) version 3.1.1. The product allows suppliers and customers to query corporate databases without any direct access to the actual web or database servers. A firewall is placed between the Internet and the internal systems and the firewall is configured to allow no incoming traffic. This product should prove to be a great annoyance to hackers everywhere.

eai compar  of the TMS server. EAI products are very new and there are no established benchmarks to compare to. Since the TMS server serves as the only point of entry to the entire system from the outside, Tempest must address the issues of scalability (number and complexity of transactions), load balancing, and fault tolerance. They talk about what can be done in these areas on the inside of the firewall, but not on the outside. Read More

Rapid Implementation Methodology


It's a sad but well-known fact that many software implementation projects run out of time and money. Certain crucial activities tend to have striking effects on the cost of an implementation. But it's possible to stick to plans and budgets, provided that you do the right things and avoid the traps. Discover which parts of a software implementation are worth spending extra money on in order to minimize risk and cost.

eai compar  If you have an EAI backbone in place, use it; otherwise, use point-to-point Keep it simple and make sure you can't lose data API or web services technologies are easier to control and manage compared to flat files Hierarchical message structures are more complicated to implement compared to flat, fine-granular structures Use resources with the right skill-set - integration is usually mission critical and cannot be taken lightly   Fixed price Always look for fixed prices. The upsides are cost control and Read More

SCE Leaders Partner To See Beyond Their Portfolios


Recent partnerships that Manhattan Associates and RedPrairie have struck with demand planning and/or integration providers might indicate an ongoing 'collaboration' of the planning and execution sides of supply chain management (SCM) as to create one adaptive supply chain.

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