Supply Chain Management on NetBeans
By Geertjan on Feb 08, 2012
CDC Software (Nasdaq: CDCS) is "a hybrid enterprise software provider of on-premise and cloud deployments. Leveraging a service-oriented architecture (SOA), CDC Software offers multiple delivery options for their solutions including on-premise, hosted, cloud-based SaaS or blended-hybrid deployment offerings."
Part of what CDC is involved in is enterprise resource planning solutions. Their Event Management Framework helps create efficient supply chains. It "alerts you when there is an 'event' that requires action and helps you put automatic escalation procedures in place. In addition to the alerts already built into the software, you can build your own custom alerts that support the unique aspects of your company—creating automatic responses to certain events."
Here's what it looks like and, of course, it is based on the NetBeans Platform. With the naked eye, you can see just about every NetBeans component and NetBeans API has been leveraged in one way or another to create a really clean & attractive management tool:
Click the screenshot above to enlarge it. Then notice the "Services" node, on the left side of the screenshot, which lists many web-based services (FTP, web services, etc). So, essentially, this is a browser application in the sense that it gives access to on-line services—though the browser is a proprietary browser, with a lot of additional features (for management and monitoring and design) that browsers don't natively provide.
And here's a highly recommended customer testimonial video to watch. I enjoyed it, since it gives a clear perspective about the benefits of the Event Management Framework in co-ordinating supply chains. If you're interested in gaining a whole new perspective on the indirect relevance of the NetBeans Platform, watch that video!