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Denver, Colorado – Panorama Consulting Group, an independent ERP consulting firm, today announced the successful completion of an ERP selection project for Maxon Lift Corporation, a leading manufacturer of lift gates, headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California. Maxon Lift Corporation engages in the research, development, design, manufacture, and sale of lift gates for trailer, truck, pick up, and bus and van applications. The company’s products include Tuk-A-Way, Railifts, COLUMNLIFT, slider, conventional, light duty, wheelchair lift, and special purpose lift gates. It also provides parts and technical services. The company offers its products through its distributor network, including leasing companies, private fleets, OEMs, and distributors in the Americas. “Maxon had had very poor experiences with consultants in the past. I believe that Panorama went a long w... (more)

OpenXava 4.2: Web Applications for iPad with Java or Groovy

OpenXava is a tool for Rapid Java Web Development, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. Since v4.2 OpenXava also produces iPad Web applications that behaves and looks like iPad native applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation. When the user access to an OpenXava application from an iPad a special suited user interface is generated, including the visual style of all UI element, layout and even native effects like slide and flip. See the demos, or learn more in openxava.org. ... (more)

OpenXava 4.9 liberado

OpenXava es un marco de trabajo AJAX para desarrollo rápido de aplicaciones web empresariales. Con OpenXava sólo has de escribir las clases del dominio con Java para obtener una aplicación web lista para producción. OpenXava 4.9 tiene algunas funcionalidades nuevas muy interesantes como: Hemos mejorado la lista puliendo su comportamiento, con nuevas opciones para el filtro y algunas mejoras de estilo. Los informes PDF ahora están mejor ajustados, por tanto la mayoría de los informes automáticos están listos para ser usados. 'Mis informes' tiene más opciones y es más fácil de usar. Ahora puedes usa tu aplicación OpenXava como una herramienta de generación de informes. Muchas otras mejoras y arreglos. Te recomendamos descargarlo y actualizar tus aplicaciones OpenXava. Échale un vistazo a las instrucciones de migración. Mejoras en la lista Estas son las mejoras para la ... (more)

OpenXava 5.3: Rapid Development for Java

OpenXava is an AJAX Java Framework for Rapid Development of Enterprise Web Applications. In OpenXava you only have to write the domain classes in plain Java to get a web application ready for production. OpenXava 5.3 has charts automatically generated form list data, sortable lists with drag & drop, upgrade to JPA 2.1 and Bean Validation 1.1, and many more things. We invite you to download it and upgrade your OpenXava applications. Look at the migration instructions. Charts In the list mode of all your OpenXava modules now you have a new action, Charts: When you click on this action a dialog like this is shown: It allows you to generate several type of charts from the data of your list. Try it yourself. Sortable lists with drag & drop Now you can have a collection that your user can order using drag & drop and keeps the order of the elements in the database. You only have... (more)

Call for Entries: Best Mobile App for SAP Business One

There's nothing like an Apple product to generate buzz.  Our post last week about the iPhone App for SAP Business One has generated a lot of discussion and interest, so let's take it a step further. What is the BEST mobile application for SAP Business One?   Let's here from some people that use Windows Moble, Blackberry, and iPhone.  The first entry is in, with the MATG App from last week's post.  We hear there is others, so let's have em. Leave a comment below and we'll do a full write on the app. ... (more)

SAP Business One is Compatible with Windows 7

Windows 7 is compatible with SAP Business One 2007 and SAP Business One 8.8 Now that windows 7 has been released and all signs are pointing towards a migration away from windows XP and Vista, a number of questions arise for business users. Do all my other applications I depend on work on Windows 7? Will the performance of my applications be affected? For everyone running SAP Business One, we can answer both of these critical questions. Does SAP Business One run in Windows 7?  YES Does SAP Business One performance improve with Windows 7?  YES There are also many new features of Windows 7 that will make using business applications, such as SAP Business One and Crystal Reports, more user friendly. One of the cool little aspects of Windows 7 that will make using SAP Business One even easier to use: For those of you who frequently have multiple windows of SBO open, Window... (more)

Sun Rise With Open ERP

Ever-shifting conditions, shorter lead times, and heightened global competition are facts of life in today's business climate. To effectively compete, you need to operate more efficiently and reduce TCO. ERP systems can provide significant improvements in operational and administrative costs, on-time delivery, and order accuracy. And running open-source Open ERP on the Sun platform can help you implement and ERP solution cost effectively. Open ERP, open-source management solution now supports the MySQL database: With the Open ERP open-source management solution, organizations finally have an alternative to costly proprietary ERP implementations. When coupled with the MySQL database, Open ERP makes a modern ERP architecture available to mid-size and smaller companies. This gives high reliability and performance, the MySQL Cluster Carrier Grade Edition database offers a ... (more)

OpenXava 4.4: Rapid Java Web Development

OpenXava is a framework for Rapid Java Web Development, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation. OpenXava 4.4 has some new interesting features such as: Totals, row count and add action in the collection frame when the collection is folded. The frames are folded using a slide effect. It's possible to filter by range in list and collections. Support for Java 7. And some other useful new features and bug fixes. Totals, row count and add action in collection frame If you have a collection like the next one: When the user folds the collection frame the result is: In this way you can put several collections in the same view (and tab) and the user can fold all collections to g... (more)

OpenXava 4.5: Rapid Java Web Development

OpenXava is a framework for Rapid Java Web Development, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation. OpenXava 4.5 has some new interesting features such as: Support for all strategies of JPA inheritance mapping. Data for list and collections is obtained via JPA, before JDBC was used. Automated Business Logic (ABL) library added. All new layout architecture (the code that paints the UI). It still in BETA but can be activated with layout.painter in xava.properties. And many other useful new features and bug fixes. Support for all strategies of JPA inheritance mapping This feature has been demanded for long time by the community. Until now only single table per class hierarch... (more)

OpenXava 4.5: Desarrollo Rápido Java para aplicaciones Web

OpenXava es una herramienta para el Desarrollo Rápido de aplicaciones Web, apropiada para aplicaciones de gestión y orientadas a bases de datos. OpenXava permite desarrollar aplicaciones simplemente escribiendo clases del dominio con Java o Groovy. La interfaz de usuario se genera automáticamente en tiempo de ejecución, sin generación de código. OpenXava 4.5 tiene algunas nuevas funcionalidades muy interesantes, como por ejemplo: Soporte de todas las estrategias de mapeo de herencia JPA. Los datos de la lista y las colecciones se obtienen vía JPA, antes se usaba JDBC. Librería Automated Business Logic (ABL) añadida. Una arquitectura de generación de interfaz de usuario completamente nueva. Todavía está en BETA pero se puede activar con layout.painter en xava.properties. Y muchas otras nuevas funcionalidades y arreglos. Soporte de todas las estrategias de mapeo de herenc... (more)

Five Pitfalls to Avoid with Open Source ERP

Don't you just love spending millions of dollars to license a commercial ERP package? And then I bet you feel warm and fuzzy about hiring a bus-load of expensive consultants to come and tell you how to run your own business, following so-called ‘best practices' built into an inflexible ERP package. And just when you thought you were going to realize all the benefits of ‘off-the-shelf' software, you find you have thousands of lines of custom code lashing together old systems you didn't dare remove, third-party bolt-on solutions to plug gaps in the ERP software vendor's package, and customized reports, forms and enhancements no-one ever thought someone in your industry could ever need. Open Source - an Escape from the Commercial ERP software Nightmare? Then along comes open-source ERP. Kudos to OpenBravo, Compiere/Consona, OpenERP, xTuple, opentaps etc. Open source (f... (more)