Dextron Supports Java with Data Modeling Tools
April 22, 2008 Alex Woodie
The Dutch company Dextron recently launched a new release of its data modeling tool, called Agile System Environment (ASE), that supports Java in addition to Microsoft .NET. As a result, the tool can now work with Java-supported operating systems, including the IBM System i.
Dextron’s ASE serves as a data intermediary of sorts that sits between an ERP system and a business intelligence or CRM system. By manipulating and preparing data (often unstructured) that’s sitting in one application or database for its new role in the system, ASE eliminates the need to make changes in the host or target application, thereby avoiding the need for complicated and expensive programming and streamlining the execution of business processes.
Up to this point, ASE has lived mostly in the Microsoft .NET world, and could only move data amongst Windows programs. Last week, Dextron announced that ASE supports J2EE environments, and works directly with Web and Web application servers like WebSphere, Apache, and Tomcat. This opens up the door for the product to run on IBM i-, Unix-, and Linux-based servers, in addition to Windows, the company says.
Dextron’s ASE provides out-of-the-box support for the Cognos (now owned by IBM), Business Objects (now owned by SAP) business intelligence solutions on the one side, and SAP R/3, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and several other ERP systems on the backside. For more information, see www.dextron.nl.