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Implementation and Interface Tools

The following section describes implementation and interface tools provided by third-party vendors.


Product Name: ABA Gemini Series Connect for Oracle Applications and Oracle Database

Product Category: Integration of Industrial Hardware to Oracle Applications and Oracle Database. Integration of Software to Oracle Applications and Oracle Database

Contact Name: Brad Hermanson, VP Sales

Contact Phone: (800) 324-5143

Contact E-mail: info@clearorbit.com

Web Page: http://www.clearorbit.com

Connect for Oracle Applications and Database allows companies to connect their enterprise systems to industrial hardware (RF scanners, barcode printers, scales, and carousels) and software systems using enterprise application integration (EAI). Connect is the technology platform for most other Gemini Series applications, including Automate, View, and Pro-Act.

Connect delivers improved ERP visibility of inventory; improved inventory velocity; increased capacity utilization; reduced exposure to excess inventory, and shared inventory visibility with customers/suppliers.

Targeted industries for the Connect product include aerospace, automotive, communications, mobiles, telcos, consumer packaged goods (CPG), defense, information technology & electronics, manufacturing & industrial, and pharmaceutical.

Connect supports the following hardware/operating systems: AT&T Unix, all ORACLE supported platforms, Compaq RISC Ultrix, HP UX, IBM RS 6000 AIX, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows NT, SCO MPX UNIX, SCO UNIX, SUN OS, Sequent Dynix/ptx, Sun Solaris (Intel), Sun Solaris (SPARC), and Unisys.

Crystallize, Inc.

Product Name: ABA Crystallize Software

Product Category: Implementation, upgrade, simulation, change management tools, and utilities

Contact Name: Dianne Michalek, Marketing Manager

Contact Phone: (734) 761-1321

Contact E-mail: info@CrystallizeS.com

Web Page: http://www.CrystallizeS.com

Crystallize, Inc., provides patented software for automating enterprise change in ERP systems in response to reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Crystallize automates the process of changing key flexfields, consolidating application instances, manipulating multi-org environments, facilitating application upgrades, and cleansing and standardizing data. Crystallize also provides Supply Chain Guru, leading-edge enterprise simulation and optimization software. Crystallize is Oracle CAI certified, and is a member of the Oracle Partner Program.


Product Name: Merant PVCMERANT Change Manager for Oracle

Product Category: Process Automation

Contact Name: Ted Gary, Director of PVCS Enterprise Change Management Marketing

Contact Phone: (503) 617-2751

Contact E-mail: ted.gary@merant.com

Web Page: http://www.merant.com/products/pvcs/erp/index.asp

MERANT PVCS Change Manager for Oracle dramatically reduces time involved in updating Oracle Applications versions, implementing patches, migrating your customizations to new releases from Oracle such as 11i, and maintaining environment stability during day-to-day use of your mission-critical Oracle ERP applications.

PVCS Change Manager identifies changes to Oracle, shows their dependencies and impacts across your environments, and automatically implements the changes you choose to integrate. Customers report cost and time savings of more than 50% over traditional methods of Oracle change implementation.

Mercury Interactive

Product Name: WinRunner for Oracle Applications

Product Category: Automated Testing Tools

Contact Name: Jim Hare

Contact Phone: (408) 822-5200

Contact E-mail: jhare@mercuryinteractive.com

Web Page: http://mercuryinteractive.com

WinRunner for Oracle Applications is an integrated, functional testing tool for your entire enterprise. It captures, verifies and replays user interactions automatically, so that you can identify defects and ensure that business processes, which span across multiple applications and databases, work flawlessly the first time and remain reliable.

Product Name: LoadRunner for Oracle Applications

Product Category: Automated Testing Tools

Contact Name: Jim Hare

Contact Phone: (408) 822-5200

Contact E-mail: jhare@mercuryinteractive.com

Web Page: http://mercuryinteractive.com

LoadRunner for Oracle Applications is a load testing tool that predicts system behavior and performance. It exercises an entire enterprise infrastructure by emulating thousands of users and employs performance monitors to identify and isolate problems. By using LoadRunner, organizations can minimize testing cycles, optimize performance, and accelerate deployment.

Product Name: TestDirector

Product Category: Test Management Tools

Contact Name: Jim Hare

Contact Phone: (408) 822-5200

Contact E-mail: jhare@mercuryinteractive.com

Web Page: http://mercuryinteractive.com

Mercury Interactive's TestDirector 7i is the industry's first global management tool that supports information sharing while adding organization and structure to your testing practices. With TestDirector, you can

  • Connect testing teams across organizational and geographical boundaries

  • Accelerate testing cycles by optimizing resources

  • Manage the entire testing process with one easy-to-use tool.

Product Name: Topaz

Product Category: Application Performance Management

Contact Name: Jim Hare

Contact Phone: (408) 822-5200

Contact E-mail: jhare@mercuryinteractive.com

Web Page: http://mercuryinteractive.com

Mercury Interactive's Topaz for Oracle Applications was designed to meet your application performance management (APM) needs. It is the only solution that measures the end-user experience 24/7 and correlates performance issues to their root cause in the e-business infrastructure—inside and outside the firewall and in the application so you can

  • Maximize the performance of existing environments without additional investments.

  • Protect revenue streams by improving performance and availability.

  • Lower IT costs by minimizing problem resolution time.

  • Evaluate infrastructure changes by measuring their impact on the end-user experience.

  • Define and enforce service-level agreements based on performance and availability.

Mind Share Systems, Inc.

Product Name: ABA O.P.T.S. (Organizational Patch Tracking System)

Product Category: Patch Tracking Software

Contact Name: Steve Taylor, VP of Professional Services

Contact Phone: (877) 993-5092

Contact E-mail: OPTScom@mindsharesystems.com

Web Page: http://www.mindsharesystems.com

Mind Share Systems has developed a software product that tracks patches applied to your Oracle Applications Instances as part of our own line of unique Oracle administration tools. It is O.P.T.S., the Patch Tracking System for Oracle Applications. O.P.T.S. uses Oracle Applications Server technology to present a convenient way to keep track of your application patches and other instance-specific information from your desktop browser.

Taviz Technology

Product Name: Taviz eIntegration Suite

Product Category: Application Integration, EAI, B2Bi, Adapter Development

Contact Name: Maria Piccininni

Contact Phone: (650) 988-8996 x208

Contact E-mail: maria@taviz.com

Web Page: http://www.taviz.co

The Taviz eIntegration Suite 3.0 integrates seamlessly within your existing enterprise and provides a scalable integration suite with an intuitive adapter development environment to speed development. Plus, Taviz offers more than 250 fully documented, prebuilt Intelligent Adapters that get you through the most difficult portion of your integration efforts immediately. After they're in place, you'll eliminate more than half your project time and effort. The Taviz solution gives business analysts an easy-to-use way to build custom adapters for applications on-the-fly without writing code.

Taviz's fully documented, prebuilt Intelligent Adapters contain submodular application logic, dependencies, and constraints that eliminate the need for application expertise. Its Intelligent Adapters go beyond connectors or "thin adapters" by providing prebuilt transformation, formatting, mapping, and validation rules that save you months of hard-coding.

Taviz offers the largest library of more than 250 fully documented, prebuilt Intelligent Adapters for leading ERP; Supply Chain; CRM; and e-business applications, including more than 75 for Oracle applications alone, as well as for PeopleSoft, SAP, Siebel, and others.

With Taviz's intuitive adapter development environment, you can rapidly create adapters for custom or proprietary applications without hard-coding to leverage your existing infrastructure more effectively.

Taviz has helped more than 400 businesses worldwide overcome integration challenges within their organizations, as well as with customers and partners. Corporate customers include Best Buy, New York City School Construction Authority, BlueLight.com, Toshiba, Motorola, AT&T, EMC Corporation, British Telecom, and the New York Stock Exchange. Strategic partners include Arthur Andersen, Compaq, Computer Science Corporation, Deloitte Consulting, HP, IBM, iWay, Oracle, and PeopleSoft.

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