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Seagull weighs in with e-business apps for iSeries 400

Seagull Software of Atlanta has announced Transidiom, a new software technology for integrating e-business applications with mainframe and IBM iSeries 400 (formerly AS/400) applications. Transidiom can be used to integrate front-office applications like customer relationship management, supply chain, storefront, and employee intranet, with core business processes running on back office systems like order processing, inventory, and claims processing. Transidiom is available through Seagull's direct channels and authorized dealers; pricing for Transidiom Developer is set to $10,000 per seat, and Transidiom Server starts at $40,000, with pricing based on the server environment.

Convert OV/400 docs to MS word

Aia Software of the Netherlands recently announced ITP/Office to Office (ITP/O2O), a solution for converting OfficeVision/400 RFT/DCA documents to Microsoft Word. ITP/O2O maps all major OV/400 features to Word equivalents and lets users define font and paper tray mappings. It also lets users test and configure conversion processes on a number of representative documents, specify the Word template to be used for all converted documents. ITP/O2O is available free of charge for a trial period (registration required) and is downloadable at Aia's Web site.

J.D, Edwards begins shipping ActivEra solution

J.D. Edwards ships ActivEra Solution for Consumer Industries, an AS/400 end-to-end e-business solution for consumer goods industries. The solution works with JDE's OneWorld AS/400 supply chain solution and Siebel Systems' suite of e-business applications for consumer goods. ActivEra Solution provides a closed-loop system for planning, executing, and analyzing trade promotion activity; building and controlling trade promotion budgets; and developing promotional plans and events.

TMW Systems releases LTL/Cross Dock, a new add-on module for its PowerSuite client/server trucking dispatch application for AS/400s and other platforms. The module helps trucking companies perform less-than-full-load freight and cross-docking more efficiently, meets a broader range of shippers' needs for freight transfer and load consolidation, and makes PowerSuite more appropriate for additional types of trucking operations.

IBM wants your opinion (really)

Developers seeking an opportunity to help shape the future of e-business on the iSeries 400 and AS/400 platform can offer their feedback to IBM at the upcoming e-Business User Group (eBUG) meeting. The event is set for Nov. 14-15 in Ashville, N.C. The meeting is intended as an opportunity to exchange ideas on improving the AS/400's e-business capabilities. Customers attending eBUG must sign an IBM non-disclosure agreement. There is no charge to attend; however, attendees are responsible for their own travel, hotel and meal expenses.

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