Following its successful launch of snap for MS Outlook and snap for iPhone3G, looksoftware has announced a snap solution for Oracle's JD Edwards World. The enhancement will provide a gateway of opportunity for the thousands of JDE World users around the globe to integrate, extend, and service-enable their highly customized core applications, the company said.
Early adopter Dave Hyzy, director of IT at Florida based Benderson Development Inc. said, "This is the software I've been waiting for for 10 years!" After a long search through alternative new technologies and platforms, Hyzy discovered looksoftware and snap. He says that he now looks forward to significant enhancements to a the company's leasing module that resides within their customized World application.
snap is designed to improve reuse of IBM back-end applications, enabling easy plug-and-play integration with almost any other application. snap connectors include MS Outlook, SharePoint, and mobile front-ends, and snap can connect existing applications to any other application or device that supports Web services. snap's components can deliver streamlined business processes and reduced operational costs, the company says.
Benderson's investment in customizing its World code to suit its changing business requirements meant that a rewrite or replacement did not make practical business sense. The company selected snap to deliver new Web front-ends and improve "anywhere, anytime" access with Outlook and mobile devices like BlackBerry and iPhone. Benderson also will use looksoftware's products to integrate its core IBM based applications with Oracle's BI, document management, and work-flow products. "We have invested considerably in customizing and extending JDE," says Hyzy. "looksoftware's ability to reuse our existing code to deliver Web services and multichannel access to JDE through Web front-ends, Outlook, mobile devices, and other applications eliminates the need to consider the costs and risks associated with replacing our ERP."
looksoftware's initial release of snap for Oracle's JD Edwards World is scheduled for general availability in November.
looksoftware has its headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, and is an Advanced IBM Business Partner and Microsoft Certified Business Partner. The company provides easy-to-use, powerful tools to Web-enable, reuse, extend and integrate core applications. looksoftware is a member of the IBM Developer Roadmap and the Midrange Alliance Program. With over 2,000 customers in 45 countries, looksoftware offers products that are distributed via a global network of 120 resellers and OEM partners. For more information, contact looksoftware in the U.S. at 678 494 5465 and in Australia at + 61 3 9535 4444 or visit www.looksoftware.com.