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  • February 8, 2012

Supply Chain Management on NetBeans

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

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 companycreating 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!

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Comments ( 2 )
  • John Abraham Friday, February 7, 2014

    I wonder how such a complex topic like supply chain management can be managed only using netbeans? For years now, I am using services of Global4PL; who are a leader in supply chain management. They use several SCM / Asset Management / CRM implementations, Cloud based solutions, mobile solutions etc. in order to ensure that their customers succeed at implementing new IT and business initiatives in supply chain management.

  • Geertjan Friday, February 7, 2014

    Has anyone said that only NetBeans is needed to manage supply chains? Hmm. No. I don't think so. Mobile solutions and web solutions and all kinds of solutions can be used together with desktop solutions, such as the NetBeans Platform.

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