Service-orientated architecture in latest iteration of ViaWare WMS provides personalization, configurability and business intelligence
Grand Rapids, MI November 21, 2005 Provia Software, a provider of supply chain execution (SCE) software solutions, today announced the release of ViaWare WMS 7.0, the latest version of its warehouse management system (WMS) and core component of the company's ViaWare supply chain execution suite.
Provia said a key element of ViaWare WMS 7.0 is its underlying service-orientated architecture (SOA), which integrates business intelligence and personalization capabilities. It also allows the WMS to integrate into an existing IT and supply chain solution environment.
According to Greg Aimi in the October 2005 AMR Research Report, The 2005 AMR Research Warehouse Management System Selection Guide, the SOA architecture breaks up the entire WMS functionality into small, individual, functional components that are stored in a system library. The components are then assembled together using a set of business process flowcharts, where each process block in the workflow is a functional component. If a customization is needed, a new custom component is developed and stored separately from the vendor's components but woven into the regular workflow.