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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)

SAP Business One on a Mac

I received a request to start a discussion about running SAP Business One on a Mac. Quite serendipitous, given that I use Business One every day on my Mac G5 with a 27" Cinema Display. It's okay to be jealous, I'm used to it. Needless to say, it is awesome. Orchestra even customizes the SAP B1 icon to be a Mac icon for B1. It bounces in the dock when launched and everything. How pretty. Click Read More to read the rest of the post... ... (more)

2010 ERP Benchmark Preview

ERP at Cloud Expo Although it is one of the key success factors for any ERP implementation, organizational change management can be difficult to quantify and rationalize.  However, a preview of our 2010 ERP benchmark study results begin to quantify the importance of a comprehensive organizational change management plan. So far, over 2,000 organizations have participated in our study and we plan to publish results to our clients beginning early next year.  In the meantime, here are a few highlights from the study. Highlights from Panorama’s Upcoming 2010 ERP Benchmark Study Over 40% of organizations are dealing with significant change concurrent with a new ERP system rollout. An ERP system rollout alone will impose significant pressures on an organization and its resources.  Throw in other changes, such as a new CEO, acquisition of another company, or layoffs, and t... (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 4.3: 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 4.3 añade soporte para propiedades totales en las colecciones, tiene un nuevo editor para el esterotipo TEXTO_HTML, añade mensaje de información y advertencia y muchas otras nuevas características. Propiedades totales en colecciones Ahora puedes usar corchetes en @ListProperties para asociar una o más propiedades de la entidad contenedora a una propiedad de la colección. De esta manera puedes añadir valores arbitrarios como totales. Lee más sobre las propiedades de total en el wiki. Nuevo editor para TEXTO_HTML Aparte d... (more)

Where Is the “Planning” in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)?

In today's economy everyone is trying to do more with less. Economic indicators tell us that manufacturing is beginning to pick up, but we've heard that before. Business analysts are predicting an upturn in overall business in the coming months. Unemployment rates are lower than they've been in years. That's all good news, but none of us are ready to return to the days of unmonitored spending or extravagant hiring practices. For many businesses, the largest asset after personnel is inventory. For many of those same businesses, potentially their largest expense after payroll is the cost of the inventory that sits on the warehouse floor. In the face of economic challenges some very smart people have developed various methods to help minimize the impact of assets tied up in unused inventory and wasted warehouse space. You've undoubtedly seen the acronyms and come across... (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)

Planning for ERP Disaster Recovery

It is very likely that if something occurs that leaves you without your ERP system, it could be a disaster for your business. It is vital that you have a strong disaster recovery plan in place to deal with such a potential catastrophe, and minimize loss of time and money. While disaster recovery is more commonly thought to involve flooding, fires, or earthquakes, your ERP system may be subjected to a catastrophe as a result of hardware failure, loss of electrical power, or any number of other technical problems. Unfortunately these potential problems tend to not garner any attention until they actually happen. The best way to handle potential disaster is to have a solid plan in place. While it's probably impossible to avoid every single possible problem that might come up, there are many issues that can be avoided with just a little forethought (and money). Disast... (more)

Could Cloud Spell the End for ERP As We Know It?

Enterprise Resource Planning has traditionally been a software for large corporates with million dollar technology budgets. But that has been changing over the past decade with the advent of cloud based ERP systems. According to a survey conducted by Sage, nearly 30% of finance managers at UK based SMEs believe that cloud could make ERP more affordable or viable to them. In another study published by Gartner, the top five fastest growing ERP vendors today are all SaaS companies. Even the larger, mature SaaS players like NetSuite have registered exponential growth rates of nearly 40% while the traditional on-premise vendors like Oracle and SAP are showing signs of stagnation. The growth of cloud has brought about a dramatic shift in the demographics of a typical ERP customer. According to Gartner, there is an urgent need for larger enterprises to realize the cultur... (more)

SAP Business One Landed Cost Video

Here is a video on Landed Costs in SAP Business One.  The Landed Cost document allows you to associate shipping and freight costs with the cost of an item upon receipt into inventory. The Landed Cost document in SAP Business One is a straightforward and efficient way of allocating costs, especially for those small and mid-size companies still forced to do it in Excel. While this primarily applies to companies that import goods from overseas, landed costs can be used to allocate freight cost for any transaction. Check back soon for another post on allocating freight costs in a more simplified approach. Click Read More to watch this video in Full HD   read more ... (more)