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Lawson Asserts Itself, Draws A Bead On Bigger Players
With the new functional and technological enhancements to its flagship suite due in August, Lawson Software throws a gauntlet to direct, bigger competitors

eai comparative  the partnerships with renowned EAI and applications management vendors will provide Lawson with readily available toolkits for making deeper functional adjustments and customizations as well as the better scalability, security and load balancing, where the company has traditionally trailed the bigger competitors. Lawson, by adopting XML as its internal standard and providing appropriate connectors, claims to be able to integrate with other e-commerce systems either on the front end or on the back end so

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Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Audio Conference


This is a transcript of an audio conference on Enterprise Resource Planning Systems presented by TechnologyEvaluation.Com. The presentation used the TEC patented selection engine WebTESS to conduct a real time evaluation and selection. It then reviewed the critical differentiating ERP criteria, as well as detailed comparisons of the several major ERP vendors: SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards, Baan, Intentia, System Software Associates (SSA),Geac Computers, Industrial & Financial Systems (IFS), QAD, MAPICS, Symix Systems, Great Plains, and Lawson Software.

eai comparative  Easier enterprise applications integration (EAI), more flexible pricing, reduced urge to customize an application, and embedding analytical applications and knowledge management are some of the best prospects among the next wave of ERP hot-buttons. eBestMatch DEMO Now, I think it's time we moved to the demonstration. Although everyone has been given instructions on getting to the eBestMatch ERP Selection Model on our site, I'll go through it again, briefly just in case some of you may have had Read More

J.D. Edwards - A Collaboration Thought Leader Or A Disguised ERP Follower? Part 2: Evaluating J.D. Edwards


Like most of its peers, J.D. Edwards is hoping to rebound by focusing on Internet collaboration and extended-ERP applications. The company has also differentiated itself from competitors by embedding Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) into its OneWorld product. 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. However, we also believe that managing this large application portfolio, much of which involves partnering or extensive integration and customization, will be cumbersome. Part 2 presents an evaluat

eai comparative  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. However, we also believe that managing this large application portfolio, much of which involves partnering or extensive integration and customization, will be cumbersome. This note presents in two parts a current evaluation of J.D. Edwards, examining its history, products, and marketing strategy, with specific recommendations for both J.D. 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 comparative  (B2B), and enterprise application integration (EAI) solutions for SAP users. Available on premises, in the cloud, and as a service. Read More

EAI Vendor Active Software Activates Transactions


Active Software, Inc., a provider of enterprise application integration software products, today announced the ActiveWorks™ Application Transaction Coordinator (ATC) to ensure the transactional integrity of end-to end business processes across systems, both within and outside the corporate firewall.

eai comparative  Active Software Activates Transactions EAI Vendor Active Software Activates Transactions M. Reed - June 1, 2000 Event Summary Active Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASWX), a provider of enterprise application integration software products, today announced the ActiveWorks Application Transaction Coordinator (ATC) to ensure the transactional integrity of end-to end business processes. A new component of the ActiveWorks Integration System, the ATC is said to provide guaranteed application-to-application Read More

IONA Purchases Netfish Technologies (And Much, Much More)


As the last step in a long list of acquisitions, IONA Technologies has purchased Netfish Technologies, a provider of integrated XML-based B2B process collaboration solutions. This acquisition, along with six others including the Sagavista EAI technology, completes IONA’s strategy to create a Total Business Integration™ solution with the IONA Suite.

eai comparative  others including the Sagavista EAI technology from Software AG (which had recently purchased Saga Systems ), completes IONA's strategy to create a Total Business Integration solution , a standards-based, end-to-end, e-business platform known as the IONA Suite . IONA is a pioneer in the ORB and CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture) market with its flagship Orbix product. Orbix also includes IONA's Adaptive Runtime Technology (ART), one of the foundations of the IONA Suite. Netfish's flagship pr Read More

Enterprise Application Integration - the Latest Trend in Getting Value from Data


Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) is one of the hot-button issues in IT for the Year 2000. Information Week Research's survey of 300 technology managers showed nearly 75% of respondents said EAI is a planned project for their IT departments in the coming year. According to a survey conducted by Bank Boston, the market for EAI is expected to be $50 Billion USD by 2001. However, successful EAI requires a careful combination of a middleware framework, distributed object technologies, and custom consulting.

eai comparative  75% of respondents said EAI is a planned project for their IT departments in the coming year. According to a study by Bank Boston, the market for EAI is expected to be $50 Billion USD by 2001. Successful EAI requires a careful combination of a middleware framework, distributed object technologies, and custom consulting. Many vendors have evolved out of the middleware space, and some are coming from the Extract/Transform/Load space. It remains to be seen what approach will provide the most value for a new Read More

EAI Vendor MITEM Integrates Legacy Systems With Siebel


MITEM Corporation has announced that its legacy application integration software MitemView 5.3 has been validated by Siebel Systems for its Siebel eBusiness Applications. As more EAI vendors vie for market share, having their connectors/adapters certified by the vendor of the target application may become a key to product sales and competitive advantage.

eai comparative  Legacy Systems With Siebel EAI Vendor MITEM Integrates Legacy Systems With Siebel M. Reed - June 4, 2001 Event Summary MITEM Corporation , a company that describes itself as a provider of legacy integration software for conducting real-time e-Business , today announced that the integration between its Mitem View 5.3 and Siebel e Business Applications has been successfully validated by Siebel Systems . Siebel Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEBL) is the world's leading provider of eBusiness applications software. Read More

PeopleSoft, Lawson To Resell Integration Tools


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

eai comparative  players in the marketplace, EAI vendors will need to explore innovative development approaches for creating conduits that join various applications in their many combinations. Partnerships like those of PeopleSoft and Lawson are a step in the right direction. User Recommendations While partnerships such as those mentioned above can save time in getting information about a prospective integration tool, users should not select an integration package based solely on the advice of an ERP or supply chain manag Read More

Extricity Makes a Move into IBM’s Sphere of B2B Influence


B2B/EAI software vendor Extricity announced that International Business Machines is shipping the Extricity B2B platform as part of IBM’s WebSphere BtoBi Partner Agreement Manager. An OEM alliance with IBM is bound to provide Extricity with additional credence and leverage in the ever-expanding B2B/EAI market.

eai comparative  strategy. Many of the EAI and B2B vendors, including vendors who are pure-play in one of the two technologies, consolidators of the technology, and new entries to the field, are attempting to jump on the WebSphere bandwagon, especially by incorporating integration with IBM's MQSeries Integrator Version 2, and support for the WebSphere Application Server. (See prior TEC news analyses under EAI for related developments). As the line between software for business-to-business and enterprise application Read More

Attaining Real Time, On-demand Information Data: Contemporary Business Intelligence Tools


Demand for instant access to dispersed information is being met by vendors offering enterprise business intelligence tools and suites. Portlet standardization, enterprise information integration, and corporate performance management are among the proposed solutions, but do they really deliver real time information?

eai comparative  To refresh our memory, EAI is the unrestricted sharing of data and business processes throughout networked applications or data sources in an organization. Early enterprise applications in areas such as, inventory control, human resources (HR) and payroll management, sales force automation (SFA), and database management system (DBMS), were designed to run independently, with no interaction between the systems. They were custom-built within the technology of the day for a specific need, and were often Read More

Information Builders Did It iWay


Information Builders plans to spin off its middleware technology group (which develops and supports the EDA middleware product) into a new wholly owned subsidiary named iWay Software. The move is supposed to allow Information Builders (IBI) to concentrate on the WebFocus and Focus business intelligence products, while allowing iWay to handle e-business integration.

eai comparative  chain management (SCM) applications. EAI, or enterprise application integration, is the term commonly applied to this type of application, and it is clearly not a passing fad. Companies are rushing madly to webify their applications, and any software product that speeds implementation time and/or allows access to a difficult data source will have a leg up on the competition. User Recommendations Potential customers for EAI-type products should carefully examine the range of data sources that will Read More

Logility Collaborative Planning Solutions Offer Sound Proposition


Collaborative planning for businesses carries great potential for reducing the hidden costs that inevitably result from poor planning and limited visibility among trading partners. With new OEM partner Great Plains, Logility has made a good move in targeting this growing area and organizing its applications around the collaborative aspects.

eai comparative  Demand Planning. Among these EAI companies is Mercator (formerly TSI Software, Inc.), which has a long history with Logility and provided the cement for the standard interface between Logility and SAP R/3 that was developed in 1997. Although Logility Voyager Solutions are offered on both NT and Unix, the company now finds its Windows NT platform to be far more popular and sales of Unix systems are rare. American Software established Logility as a separate business unit in January 1997 focused solely on Read More

JuxtaComm And IBM Integrate Their Integration Products


JuxtaComm Technologies has announced a relationship with IBM to provide a “universal adapter” capability by implementing the IBM MQSeries Integrator as a component of its Integration Broker Solution. What business value will this provide to customers?

eai comparative  loss . Market Impact Integrating EAI products with IBM MQSeries Integrator (as well as MQSeries Workflow and the base MQSeries product) seems to be the flavor of the month for vendors, including Evoke Software , Vitria , and Extricity . Potential customers will be hard pressed to find an EAI vendor who does not have an adapter for MQSI, or is not currently developing one. The MQSeries base product is already built into JuxtaComm's offering, so the feature extension should be fairly straightforward. Two Read More