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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 4.6 tiene algunas nuevas funcionalidades muy interesantes, como por ejemplo: Generación de reportes personalizados desde la lista. Es posible personalizar el modo lista definiendo tu propio editor. Puedes asignar un objeto del modelo (una entidad o un objeto transitorio) a una vista para llenarla con datos. En las pruebas jUnit ahora es posible verificar el contenido de los PDFs generados. Nueva anotación @RowAction para colecciones. Etiquetas y mensajes disponibles en ruso. El nombre de archivo de los informes genera... (more)

SAP Business One iPhone App

How very cool to see that an iPhone Application for SAP Business One get featured in a top story in the Silicon Alley Insider.  Although, this was a list of the most expensive iPhone apps. To check out the original story go here: The 10 Most Expensive iPhone Apps (AAPL) To see the iPhone app in action, view product features, or buy it, go here: MATG SAP Business One To check out the app's publisher, go here: My Accounts To Go To check out the full story, click the title of the post or click Read More below. ... (more)

The Cloud ERP Shortlist for Manufacturers

Manufacturing software vendors are making aggressive moves to the cloud. In the past year alone, four vendors rolled out a full suite Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings for the industry. That brings the current tally of SaaS players in the manufacturing arena to five: Epicor Express, Infor SyteLine, NetSuite, Plex, and SAP Business ByDesign. The buzz around the cloud has manufacturers asking if a cloud solution is right for them. To help answer that question, I'll explore the features and functionality each vendor offers, and the ideal target market for each. Many more vendors are redesigning their software for the cloud, but I thought I would spotlight the five that are already there. First, here's a brief introduction to the vendors. In May of 2010, Epicor released Epicor Manufacturing Express Edition (Epicor Express), the SaaS version of their Epicor 9 produc... (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 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)

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)

Orchestra's How To Series: SAP Business One and Factors

Another entry in Orchestra's "how to" series is avalable. This one is about using factors. Factors in SAP Business One 2007 have always been a source questions, and we wanted to create a video detailing how they affect quantities in documents. Essentially factors are a series of 4 sequential multiples that allow you to manipulate quantities of items on document rows. This can be very helpful for working with multiple units of measure or in a distribution environment where there are multiple factors affecting the base unit order quantities. For a more detailed explanation please click the video below for a complete walkthrough.  read more ... (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) Named Media Sponsor of Cloud Expo 2010

ERP Pavillion at Cloud Expo (, a leading ERP industry site for enterprise resource planning community site that brings together ERP professionals and enterprise software vendors with the latest enterprise technology information and free resources such as the ERP Application Database and ERP software selector is a media sponsor for the much anticipated Cloud Computing Expo on April 19, 2010. Cloud computing, which include web based technologies such as SaaS, software as a service applications and a fast growing number of ERP technologies that were historically on-premise software applications are and have been creating quite a buzz and demand over the last five years as a lower cost, easier and higher return alternative to traditional software applications installed on in house servers. "We are proud to be media sponsors of the Cloud Computing con... (more)

What Are Your Plans for ERP Software in 2010?

ERP Journal on Ulitzer In follow up to my recent blog entry, Top Ten ERP Software Predictions for 2010, our latest poll asks what your ERP software plans are for 2010. Are you planning on replacing your current software, upgrading, or simply trying to utilize more of the existing functionality? Take a moment to answer the poll question and then check back to see how the poll results are shaping up. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. The results to this poll and all prior poll are available via our resource center. ... (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)