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J.D. Edwards Saved By SCM, Narrowly, And Only For Now
On March 5, J.D. Edwards reported financial results for Q1 2001. Although the company posted a symbolic profit, the revenue decline begs the question why the

eai toolset  Edwards' move into the EAI arena is risky, we commend its determination to take the plunge and include integration systems into the core product offering. However, one should be careful not to make virtue out of necessity. OneWorld has long featured the open infrastructure, called Foundation, which is a componentized, event-driven architecture consisting of integrated tools and business objects that provide for flexibility. The more crucial factor in the company's license revenue revival, nonetheless,

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Symix Systems Front-Steps Into Greener e-Commerce Pastures


Like many of its peers, Symix Systems, one of the leading mid-market enterprise applications vendors, has been making a big push into the e-commerce market. A new Symix subsidiary called Frontstep, which was formed in January 2000, has been actively rounding out its e-business product and strategic consulting service offerings through acquisitions, internal development and partner relationships. These products and services are still sold under the Symix brand name, however, at the expense of Symix reporting losses for the last two quarters.

eai toolset  with enterprise applications integration (EAI) that users should be aware of: different security systems and keys, package interfaces that do not provide the information in a preferred format, systems may operate in different time zones and be geographically dispersed, scalability, performance, disaster recovery and contingence. Current and potential users may want to inquire about the company's plans regarding Internet marketplaces in their respective industries. While the Symix technology platform is Read More

Contemporary Business Intelligence and Its Main Components


Business intelligence (BI) represents the tools and systems that play a key role in the strategic planning process by allowing a company to manipulate corporate data for decision-making. But what exactly are the primary components of BI?

eai toolset  at the presentation level. EAI can be defined as the unrestricted sharing of data and business processes throughout networked applications or data sources. EII is also different from conventional ETL tools for data warehousing because it neither moves data nor creates new data stores of integrated data. Rather, it leaves data where it is, leveraging metadata repositories across multiple foundation enterprise systems, and visibly pulls information into new applications. As a result, customers may be Read More

Now the Minnows are Eating the Minnows


In a transaction valued at approximately $15 million, DataMirror Corporation has announced that it has completed the acquisition of assets and assumption of certain liabilities of Constellar Corporation. Both companies have been small niche players in the data warehousing market, Constellar being almost exclusively Oracle-based, and DataMirror concentrating on the IBM AS/400. The goals appear to be increased access to capital for Constellar, and a foothold in the Oracle market for DataMirror.

eai toolset  being billed as an EAI application with real-time data integration tools. TEC's guess (60% probability) is that the combined company will go after the low hanging fruit first and come out with a bi-directional Oracle-AS/400 data propagation toolset. It appears that this marriage is one of convenience, in order to make the combined company a more attractive take-over target (70% probability). Potential suitors could include BMC, IBM, the SAS Institute, or companies specializing in AS/400 applications, Read More

Epicor's Mid-Market Pitch Becomes Higher For (One) Scala Part Four: Merger Synergies and Challenges


The acquisition has at least the following two synergies between the two merged companies 1) geographical coverage, and 2) the strong relationships that both independently have with Microsoft.

eai toolset  and enterprise application integration (EAI). This technology strategy should enable Epicor's still diverse development teams to leverage Microsoft technology, while allowing each product group to continue using the individual databases and development tools appropriate to the requirements of each product's target market. For example, with the release 6.0 of both the Vantage and Vista manufacturing products early in 2003, Epicor executed on a critical milestone of its manufacturing product Read More

Computer Associates Jasmineii - When Is A Portal Not Just A Portal?


Computer Associates International, Inc. has announced the availability of Jasmineii Portal 3.0, the latest version of its portal technology. The product also functions as a front-end to the complete Jasmineii architecture, which is a fairly complete Application Integration framework. Why don't customers know CA does Application Integration? CA is still working on that one.

eai toolset  known as B2Bi and EAI can be performed at this level with offerings from CA's Interbiz e-Commerce subsidiary. e-Business information management . The ability to build applications, transform and integrate data, and provide intelligence. Products such as Jasmine ii , AION, COOL, and DecisionBase can provide this capability. This is a fairly accurate representation (at a high level) of what application integration tries to provide. The problem is explaining the issue to the market, how you address it, and Read More

J.D. Edwards On The Mend; This Time Might Be For Real Part 2: Market Impact


A small-to-medium enterprise simply wants to manufacture and deliver a product in a most efficient way and by utilizing minimal necessary resources, therefore, smaller companies consider planning and execution as one process. J.D. Edwards has resolved many pieces of the puzzle.

eai toolset  Edwards' move into the EAI and the product openness arenas has been recently vindicated by SAP 's endorsement of product openness (see SAP Opens The 'Miss Congeniality' Contest ) and even Oracle's surprising interconnectivity strategy twist (see Oracle Makes A U-Turn At The All Things To All People Exit ), and although the XPIs seems to have proven their concept, the company has so far struggled without widening the breadth of its natively provided applications. The crucial driver of its license Read More

J.D. Edwards Reaches $1B Milestone In Another Losing Year


On December 4, J.D. Edwards & Company announced its return to profitability in Q4 2000, a sign the market may be buying into its Internet collaboration approach. However, 2000 remains a more bitter than sweet year for the company owing to the posted loss and staff departures earlier on.

eai toolset  from investing in 3rd-party EAI products to link disparate best-of-breed systems together - is certainly attractive. This is also a more sophisticated approach than the traditional EAI one given that most other vendors only enable users to integrate 3rd-party packages by providing them with application programming interfaces (APIs) that then require further coding. While J.D. Edwards' move into the EAI arena is unquestionably risky, we commend its determination to take the plunge and include integration s Read More

Mercator Software Extends EAI Solutions for Insurance with XML


Mercator Software (which is changing its name from TSI International Software to reflect the name of its flagship product) has announced support within its “Integration Broker” products for both XML and EDI transactions based on the ACORD standard for the insurance industry.

eai toolset  Software Extends EAI Solutions for Insurance with XML Mercator Software Extends EAI Solutions for Insurance with XML M. Reed - April 21st, 2000 Event Summary Mercator Software (NASDAQ: MCTR), the e-business transformation company, announced new capabilities within its Mercator E-Business Integration Broker products that enable dramatic reductions in the time, cost and effort to integrate ACORD XML transactions with existing insurance applications. With new e-business data transformation support Read More

webMethods Gets Active (Software That Is)


In May webMethods Inc. announced that it will purchase Active Software Inc. in an all-stock deal. The purchase is worth approximately $1.3 Billion. WebMethods is a vendor of B2B e-commerce integration software, and the acquisition of Active allows them to extend their integration strategy for extended supply chain and business-to-business e-commerce.

eai toolset  and the Netherlands. Since EAI is most important to large, multi-national corporations, this should help to increase their market presence. Some of webMethods existing customers include Dell Computer, Lucent, and Bell Atlantic. Active claims approximately 200 customers in verticals such as telecommunications, government, manufacturing, and transportation. User Recommendations Customers evaluating Enterprise Application Integration solutions should be cautious at this point. The market is beginning to Read More

The Hidden Role of Data Quality in E-Commerce Success


Successful e-commerce relies on intelligible, trustworthy content. To achieve this, companies need a complete solution at their back- and front-ends, so they can harness and leverage their data and maximize the return on their e-commerce investment.

eai toolset  hits. In non-interactive transactions (EDI/EAI), it applies your business rules and measures of statistical certainty, to determine critical relationships within the data, such as duplication and affiliations (e.g., households, divisions of one company). Fuzzy matching is necessary because normalizing data can't eliminate all non-standard data. What does it cost? Though prices vary, higher priced solutions yield greater automation and better quality results. For catalog content, automated processes Read More

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

eai toolset  (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 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 toolset  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

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 toolset  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

EAI Vendor Mercator Drops to a Lower Place on the Map


Mercator Software, formerly known as TSI International Software, reported higher than forecasted marketing expenses, a new CFO, and missed their earnings estimate by 4 cents a share (predictions were 8 cents a share). Despite the resultant sharp drop in market capitalization, Mercator’s capabilities in the areas of XML and enterprise application integration are still solid.

eai toolset  Place on the Map EAI Vendor Mercator Drops to a Lower Place on the Map M. Reed - August 4, 2000 Event Summary Mercator Software, formerly known as TSI International Software, missed their earnings estimate by 4 cents a share (predictions were 8 cents a share), and dropped 54 percent in value in early market trading. Latest estimates showed the stock at $24.75, which is a 60.5 percent drop from their prior market capitalization. The company reported higher than forecasted marketing expenses, and the fact Read More