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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)

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 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)

OpenXava 4.2: Aplicaciones Web para iPad con Java o Groovy

OpenXava es una herramienta para el Desarrollo Rápido de aplicaciones Web, apropiada para aplicaciones de gestión y orientadas a bases de datos. A partir de v4.2 OpenXava también produce aplicaciones web para iPad que tienen la apariencia y comportamiento de las aplicaciones nativas de iPad. 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. Cuando el usuario accede a una aplicación OpenXava desde un iPad se genera una interfaz gráfica especialmente adaptada, incluyendo el estilo visual de todos los elemento gráficos, la disposición e incluso efectos nativos como el desplazamiento (slide) y la rotación (flip). Mira las demos, o aprende más en openxava.org. ... (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)

On-Premise or Cloud ERP - Which Is Right for Your Business?

If you want to implement an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system, then you will undoubtedly have to answer a lot of questions before you can be sure that the system will run smoothly. But before anything, you should ask a simple question about deployment. Will you need to host your ERP system on-premise using your own servers or will you be using a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) provider? It will be a major decision, since you will need to choose who handles the hardware and software. Big companies usually tend to want to deploy on-premises. This could be a because of paranoia, but big companies want total control over their data. But many smaller companies will opt to choose the SaaS method so they can save on upfront capital expenditures. Since they won't have to buy their own hardware, the SaaS option will be cheaper (at least in the short-term). But between t... (more)

OpenXava 5.0 Released

OpenXava is an 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. This 5.0 release has a new look & feel, includes module navigation, user login/logout (so you do not need Liferay anymore), inline editable collections (just like a spreadsheet), a new editor to attach files to your entity, and many many more things. We invite you to download it and upgrade your OpenXava applications. Look at the migration instructions. New look & feel Just have a look at the demo to see the new look & feel. Module navigation At last, your OpenXava applications will include menus to access the modules: So, you do not need use Liferay for providing module navigation to your application, a simple Tomcat is enough. Anyways, you can still deploy your applicati... (more)

OpenXava 4.3: 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 4.3 adds support for total properties in collections, it has a new editor for HTML_TEXT stereotype, add info and warning messages and some other useful new features. Total properties in collections Now you can use square brakets in @ListProperties to asociate one or more properties of the container entity to a property of the collection. In this way you can add arbitrary values as totals. Read more about total properties in the wiki. New editor for HTML_TEXT Apart from upgrading to the latest CKEditor version, now the editor is embedded in the view instead of usi... (more)

OpenXava 4.6: Rapid Java Web Development

OpenXava is a framework for Rapid Java Web Development, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you to develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without code generation. OpenXava 4.6 has some new interesting features such as: Custom reports generation from list. It's possible to customize the list mode defining your own editor. You can assign a model object (an entity or a transient object) directly to a View to populate it. In the jUnit tests you can assert the content of generated PDFs New @RowAction annotation for collections. Labels and messages available in Russian. The file name for generated reports includes model name and time. And many other useful new features and bug fixes. Custom reports generation from list In list mode there... (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)

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)