Adexa Rolls out User Interface Configuration Tool

Provider says new solution allows users to set up views of information to match their roles, business processes

Provider says new solution allows users to set up views of information to match their roles, business processes

Los Angeles — January 12, 2005 — Supply chain solution provider Adexa has released a new graphical user interface (GUI) tool intended to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) of supply chain and complex business applications and deliver faster return on investment (ROI) by making these applications more user-friendly.

L.A.-based Adexa said that its new Vista solution allows individuals to configure views of information to best suit their roles and business processes. In so doing, users can increase their individual speed and efficiency and the enterprise can get greater performance benefits from its complex applications, Adexa contends.

"ROI projections are based on the assumption that, once implemented, technology applications will be utilized, but that is not always the case," said Cyrus Hadavi, Adexa's president and CEO. "Complex user interfaces can delay adoption, which leads to missed performance and financial targets. No amount of SEC-ordered financial compensation from technology vendors can make up for the damage to your reputation caused by missed promise dates and earnings targets."

Hadavi said that Vista can shorten the lag-time between deployment and adoption by enabling users to adapt an application's user interface to the way they do their jobs, rather than forcing them to learn new techniques and business processes. "This leads to immediate operational performance improvements, faster ROI and lower TCO," he said. "The aggregate value of the Vista service is its impact on profitability and earnings."

Typically, custom configuration of rich technology applications is impractical because outside system integrators, consultants or IT professionals need to be contracted for expensive service engagements.

But Adexa said that with Vista, no programming expertise is required to modify the user interface. Instead, a graphical workbench tool is used to change XML configuration files and create customized, role-specific views of information with tables, charts, graphs, OLAP cubes and forms. "There is no tradeoff between application functionality and ease of use," Adexa said.

Vista can be applied to Adexa's own solutions for modeling and planning an enterprise supply chain. In addition, Vista works with any J2EE based system that supports 1.4 and above, including IBM Websphere, BEA Weblogic, SAP NetWeaver and open source products.
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