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By andriano ·
Has any of you experience with a product configurator that can be used as a clearing house for several (legacy) systems within the company. We could use Changengine of HP, but I find implementation difficult (lot of Perl scripting, even coding for ODBC drivers has to be written). I want the front office (of course) web-enabled.

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by Angelo In reply to product configurator

Within our organization, we began looking at a number of products, including IBMs websphere, but found them lacking for one reason or another. What we ended up doing is beginning to write interfaces to those apps via the web using Java-based servlets that dynamically generate HTML. We have just started down this road. The biggest difficulty in looking at the canned products out there is that they promise a lot and, under the exact-correct environment, they probably work like champs. But we are not in a lab situation and we have made modifications to things, applied patches, etc. so their products don't quite work. We decided to take this road so that w 1) knew what was going on within the new interface and interaction of it with the legacy system, 2) knowledge was in house and we did not have to rely on an outside vendor, 3) Java is portable (we have ported it with no change, just rerun of tests), and 4) with the framework we are buidling, it is becoming easier and easier to build objects to ultimat

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by Al Macintyre In reply to product configurator

http://www.pdmic.com/IPDMUG/index.html is one good place to start.

The problem is that companies buy computer products that were never intended to talk to each other, with no interfaces, and no provision for interfaces ... then down the road there is a desire to interconnect them & you can end up spending more money trying to interconnect products than the total money spent in the first place on all the individual products that people have fallen in love with.

You need to step back & takea look at your total computer infrastructure & ask what it is you want to accomplish, then work towards a replacement reality, and design something that is integrated from the ground up.

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