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Daffodil Software has announced the release of version 4.1 of its popular Java database - Daffodil DB, a J2EE-certified, JDBC 3.0 and SQL 99 compliant Java database. Designed to handle complex computing environments that demand a robust, scalable and high-performance RDBMS that can operate across platforms in both embedded and network mode, the most significant advancement made in this version is the performance boost-up with Compiere, an advanced level Open Source ERP + CRM solution. The new features introduced in Version 4.1 include performance enhancements at JDBC Driver level. Daffodil DB v4.1 is an effort to address customer demand for increased database performance and improved usability in database critical applications. With Daffodil DB v4.1, developers can increase production usage through improved database performance. Daffodil DB v4.1 includes performance... (more)

ActiveGrid Brings Web 2.0 Application Development and Deployment to Enterprise

ActiveGrid announced the release of ActiveGrid Studio 2.0, a development environment specifically engineered for enterprise Web 2.0 application development. The company also announced the release of ActiveGrid Server 2.0, an application server that allows companies to deploy Web 2.0 apps across 'lightweight,' commodity machines -- the same winning application architecture formula proven out by Internet leaders such as Google, Yahoo and Amazon. ActiveGrid Studio 2.0 is now the first enterprise solution on the market that rolls AJAX, mash-ups, and the ability to take advantage of exposed back-ends in SOA architectures into a development tool that's easy to use and optimized for common enterprise configurations. "There's been a ton of hype around Web 2.0, 'mash-ups,' and AJAX for a couple of years now, but ActiveGrid has become the first vendor to actually release the ... (more)

OpenBOX Launches New Version of AJAX-Enabled Application Platform

(SYS-CON Media) - OpenBOX Technologies (OpenBOX), developer of web-based CRM and enterprise software launched its OpenBOX v9.0 technology. Built on Microsoft's .NET framework, OpenBOX v9.0 provides customers with quick access to their business data, regardless of which databases are deployed within their organizations. OpenBOX solutions easily integrate with their existing infrastructures, including back-office accounting and ERP applications, instead of the "rip and replace" options they are faced with when updating business processes or new technologies. OpenBOX v9.0's strengths include a Data Presentation Layer (DPL) that enables organizations to access information from their existing databases, such as DB2, SQL or Oracle, into one view. This back-end DPL is invisible to end users allowing them seamless viewing of relevant information regardless of data source. T... (more)

Epicor Wins Two Prestigious European Awards for Next-Generation ERP

IRVINE, Calif. — December 10, 2009 — Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software solutions for the midmarket and divisions of Global 1000 companies, today announced that its next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution Epicor 9 has garnered recent industry award honors in Germany and Poland. The Center for Enterprise Research (CER) and ERP Management magazine in Germany named Epicor 9 “ERP System of the Year.” Award entries were judged by a committee comprised of impartial consultants and representatives from science and the trade press; under the chairmanship of Professor Norbert Gronau, judges chose the winners after a two-stage selection process. Epicor 9 was deemed particularly innovative, as according to Gronau, “of the 27 companies participating in the competition, the judges considered Epicor’... (more)

NetSuite and HEIN Partner to Provide Expert Accounting and Regulatory Compliance Solutions From the Cloud

SAN MATEO, Calif. and DENVER, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — NetSuite Inc., ( NYSE: N), a leading vendor of cloud computing business management software suites, and HEIN & ASSOCIATES LLP, a leading accounting and advisory services firm, today announced a partnership to provide both public and private companies with a range of customized accounting and regulatory compliance solutions powered by NetSuite’s leading cloud computing applications for financials, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM). Working with NetSuite and its powerful, flexible cloud computing application suite and software development platform, HEIN & ASSOCIATES LLP’s professional consultants will deliver sophisticated, vertically focused solutions for needs ranging from tax and financial reporting to growth plan development. NetSuite’s architecture will enab... (more)

A4e Selects PROACTIS Cloud Computing-Based Solutions

PROACTIS, the spend control and eProcurement specialist, on Monday announced that A4e Limited has selected the PROACTIS cloud-based procurement suite for sourcing, contract management and supplier engagement. A4e is a leading public service provider, employing more than 3,400 people in nine countries. A customer since 2006, A4e already uses the PROACTIS purchase-to-pay solution for electronic acquisition of indirect products and services from purchase orders to payables.  A4e will now extend its spend control program to Procurement in order to streamline labour-intensive and repeatable sourcing processes; improve opportunities in negotiated contracts with suppliers; and ensure all purchases are in line with company policies, established budgets and negotiated agreements. A4E is taking a strategic approach to spend control by re-aligning its organisational processes... (more)

What does developing an IT Strategy mean?

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Crocus Webinar On Oracle BI Offers Experiential Follow Up Test-Drive

Crocus Consulting (www.crocus-consulting.com), a Gold level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), will be holding a webinar for those seeking greater insight into the power of Oracle BI (Business Intelligence). Following the webinar, those delegates who wish to trial the technology, can take part in an experiential, hands-on assessment of the system at the purpose built Crocus Test-Drive facility in the Midlands. The webinar which will be held at 2.00 p.m. on March the 8th 2012 will explore the trend of using Business Intelligence as a means of optimizing the enterprise with actionable insight. This ensures that users have the ability to go straight from a dashboard and drill down into the data to manage specific issues; such as transactional anomalies for example. This powerful facility demonstrates that systems technology has moved beyond mere reporting and ... (more)

AWS and SAP Announce Certification of AWS Infrastructure for SAP Business All-in-One

Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), on Friday announced the expansion of SAP certified solutions on AWS including SAP Business All-in-One solutions for both Linux and Windows, and expanded certification for SAP Rapid Deployment solutions and SAP Business Objects business intelligence (BI) solutions to include Windows Server 2008 R2. Today’s announcements provide customers the flexibility to rapidly deploy SAP solutions on the scalable, on-demand AWS platform without making long-term commitments or costly capital expenditures for their underlying infrastructure. As more enterprises seek to understand cost savings of cloud deployments, Germany based consulting firm, VMS AG has also announced industry research that finds running SAP applications on AWS provides infrastructure cost savings of up to 69% compared to the same solution on-p... (more)

Tradeshift and Taulia Partner to Offer Immediate Supplier Networks and Dynamic Discounting Integrated to SAP

Partnership Brings Taulia's SAP-Certified Add-On and Dynamic Discounting Capabilities to Tradeshift Users SAN FRANCISCO, Calif, - May 24, 2012: Tradeshift, an online business network that simplifies and automates common tasks such as invoicing and supply chain finance, together with Taulia, the only SAP®-certified cloud platform for dynamic discounting, today announced that Tradeshift's enterprise customers can now integrate to SAP® with Taulia's advanced connector. Taulia will launch its Dynamic Discounting application on the Tradeshift network for businesses of all sizes, adding value for both buyers and suppliers and easing the invoicing process for all. Through the Taulia partnership, Tradeshift customers can manage e-invoicing and dynamic discounting through a single, integrated platform. Dynamic discounting gives buyers the ability to generate excess returns o... (more)

Actian Corporation & Influential Software to Deliver Supercharged BI Solution to Publishing Industry

Cost-effective analytic database to give publishers a helping hand in tackling digital revolution London, UK, 16th October 2012 - Influential Software has signed a reseller agreement that will see the independent software consultancy offer Actian Vectorwise, the record-breaking analytic database as a key part of the services it provides to some of the UK's biggest publishers. Under the agreement, Influential Software will build the turbo charged data management software into the business intelligence and big data projects it delivers to the publishing community, enabling them to access affordable and powerful business analytics for the first time. Influential Software managing director, Andy Richardson, explained: "Publishers the world over are grappling with the digital revolution sweeping through the literary world. The explosive growth in e-books and apps have, ... (more)