Composite Software, the Enterprise Information Integration (EII) leader, has released its newest product Composite Application Views. Users can query live SAP and Siebel data from any reporting tool, including Microsoft Excel. Composite Application Views are intended to simplify access to complex packaged applications, accelerating dashboard, single-view, ad-hoc reporting, service-oriented architecture (SOA) and master data projects.
Composite Application Views consist of hundreds of pre-built views of business information such as customers, products, orders, employees, and more. Working with Composite Information Server, the business data appears in the form of traditional relational tables, which can be queried, filtered and combined with other sources from across the organization. Many views also support read/write operation. Composite Application Views leverage the security rules and business logic of each source application, preserving data and process integrity.
Packaged applications from SAP and Siebel are designed to help manage processes for thousands of corporations around the globe. Customer, product, inventory, invoice, order, and employee information that resides in these applications is essential to helping a company report, analyze and improve its operations. However, retrieving live data via complex, proprietary interfaces, and combining that data with other systems, can be costly and time-consuming. Composite Application Views are designed to enable developers and analysts to navigate and browse applications using common business terms and as tandard, well-known approach. As a result, knowledge of specific underlying interface sis no longer required.
Composite Application Views are available immediately from Composite Software. Views for SAP and for Siebel are sold separately. Peoplesoft support is scheduled for Q4 2005. Composite Application Views require Composite Information Server (CIS) 3.1 or higher. Pricing is based on required processing power and size of deployment.www.compositesw.com/products/cav.shtml