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Glossary of Enterprise Applications Terminology Part One: Accounts Payable Through Internet
As enterprise applications systems developed over time, a continuous stream of new terminology surfaced. This is a glossary of those terms.

eai glossary  routings. enterprise application integration (EAI) : The unrestricted sharing of data and business processes throughout the networked applications or data sources in an organization, since early software programs in areas such as inventory control, human resources, sales automation and database management were designed to run independently, with no interaction between the systems. There are four major categories of EAI: 1) database linking: databases share information and duplicate information as needed;

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Enterprise Application Integration - Where Is It Now (And What Is It Now)? Part 2: Where Is It Now?


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eai glossary  the whole idea behind EAI is to integrate disparate data and technologies, the methodology should be component-based . The effort will be arduous, but the returns from an integrated information portal can be significant. Customers should try for the highest level of abstraction from the middleware to help promote reuse of components, reduce the level of coupling between applications, and reduce the amount of custom coding required in lower level languages (i.e. C or C++). If the application is to be used Read More

Enterprise Applications--The Genesis and Future, Revisited Part Four: Another Step in ERP Evolution


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Web 2.0: “Code Free” Siebel Web Service Integration


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


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Exploring Epicor Productivity Pyramid - Part 2


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eai glossary  Epicor Productivity Pyramid - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series  introduced Epicor Software Corporation ’s  set of tools called the Epicor Productivity Pyramid . The Pyramid enables one of Epicor’s main business strategies: to extend the value of several of its mature  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  applications by making enterprise data readily and easily available to all stakeholders. My blog post then zoomed on to the Epicor Portal solution, a cross-platform querying tool that Read More

J.D. Edwards Chooses Freedom to Choose EAI


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eai glossary  Chooses Freedom to Choose EAI J.D. Edwards Chooses Freedom to Choose EAI P.J. Jakovljevic - July 27, 2000 Event Summary At its FOCUS 2000 annual user group meeting, which took place in Denver on June 19-22, J.D. Edwards' top executives unveiled a slew of initiatives that they claim will really change the enterprise applications vendor's direction. According to its press release from June 20, J.D. Edwards announced its Freedom to Choose business strategy designed to meet customers' needs for flexibility Read More

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TDCI Inc


TDCI is an enterprise solutions provider serving mid-market and large manufacturing organizations. The company delivers software for product customization management (PCM), enterprise application integration (EAI), and enterprise resource planning (ERP). In addition, TDCI offers selection, implementation, data migration, and development services for users of ERP packages from other software vendors. TDCI designs and deploys software solutions for: - Integrated operational and financial management - Sales and channel management - Product configuration and visualization - Engineering automation - Integration

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Hewlett Packard Makes Multiple Moves in Middleware


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