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Today, SAP is in the process of completing one of its most aggressive new product launches in its history by introducing its

mainframe ibm utilities  be installed enterprise-wide on mainframe computers. SAP's primary product is the R/3 System for client/server (distributed) architectures, that was brought to market in the early 1990s. Today, SAP is in the process of completing one of its most aggressive new product launches in its history by introducing its New Dimension products line, which initially includes independent business applications for Supply Chain Management (SCM) - ( SAP APO ), Client Relationship Management (CRM) - ( SAP Sales , SAP

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ERP for the Utilities Industry

Utilities (gas, water, electricity, and energy) software is typically built off customer billing systems encompassing a suite of modules covering fleet management, maintenance management, GIS, AMR, financials, and human resources, among others. 

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Lawson Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After Part Three: Market Impact


In several aspects, Lawson Software could be regarded as an enterprise applications market anomaly. For one, at its peak in fiscal 2002, the company boasted annual revenues of nearly $430 million, but it still has only a slender (less than 10 percent of revenues) presence outside of its US domestic market. Further, it remains a major force in enterprise applications software, yet it does not cater the functionality to manufacturing sectors, and the vastness of its sales are thus derived from just a few service-oriented vertical markets-primarily health care and retail.

mainframe ibm utilities  Lawson initially provided custom mainframe software for Burroughs and IBM installations, the company has continually recognized and anticipated new computing trends by broadening its platform support and adding products for the IBM System/38 in 1981, IBM AS/400 (now IBM iSeries ) in 1988, UNIX in 1990 and Microsoft Windows NT in 1998. The company fully embraced open systems technology in 1985 by moving all development to a UNIX-based computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tool. In 1993, Lawson was Read More

Architecture Evolution: From Web-based to Service-oriented Architecture


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mainframe ibm utilities  being transferred from the mainframe and minicomputers to the desktop, a significant effort was made to make systems quite feature-rich with a huge amount of functionality built into so called vanilla or out of the box software packages. However, when the core application had to be upgraded to a newer version, all the development around the system needed to be re-tested to ensure that the bolt-on system (with industry-specific modifications and extensions) was still functional. In many instances Read More

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mainframe ibm utilities  taken its customers from mainframe-based systems to the Web without resorting to a rip-and-replace' strategy (in an evolutionary rather than revolutionary manner); and the company did this while delivering an increasingly broad set of solutions. The company's applications are 100 percent web-enabled using Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and HTML. All of its applications also work on Microsoft Windows CE at the lowest user interface (UI) level. Meanwhile, extensible markup language (XML) is native to the Read More

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mainframe ibm utilities  shop-floor/warehouse data for existing mainframe-based applications. Although data-collection systems remained an important offering, since 1997, under the leadership of CEO Chris Heim, DCSI began to more aggressively diversify and evolve into a full-fledged SCE vendor. DCSI complemented its first SCE product, a radio frequency (RF)-based warehouse management system (WMS) named Warehouse Advantage , with applications that facilitate many aspects of Internet-based order fulfillment. Consequently, the Read More

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mainframe ibm utilities  Utilities in Need of Software Vendors' Leadership!!! Over the past couple of years, the electric utility industry has changed in terms of the different software solutions available. The old approach to addressing this industry’s needs was the “best-of-breed” approach, meaning that software vendors were creating solutions addressed to only one group or business unit within the company doing one specific task. Generation, Transmission, and Distribution all had their own specific software Read More

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From business intelligence to financial performance and strategy management to analytics applications, IBM Cognos software can help your organization become analytics-driven. With products for the individual, workgroup, department, midsize business, and large enterprise, Cognos software is designed to help everyone in the organization make the decisions that achieve better business outcomes. IBM Cognos Insight is a personal analytics solution that empowers analysts and business users to explore, analyze, visualize, and share insights. With Cognos Insight, users can access and visualize personal and corporate data, perform what-if analyses, and publish dashboards and applications to help drive smarter decisions.    

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