MAPICS is extending the value of its solutions by offering customers the ability to run the MAPICS ERP solution for the Linux operating system on the IBM eServer iSeries platform.
The iSeries product line is a new generation of servers featuring availability, scalability, and broad support for open standards, and MAPICS ERP for iSeries is the first manufacturing-centric ERP application to support Linux on this platform.
The combined technology of MAPICS ERP for iSeries and Linux for iSeries provides improved benefits - including greater stability, reliability, scalability, performance and cost savings.
MAPICS ERP for iSeries' open, Java-based architecture, which features fat-client Desktop, thin-client Internet and wireless deployment, provides a flexible technology for the iSeries platform.
The offering empowers manufacturers to collaborate more effectively over the Internet, improve customer service, deliver products faster and make better business decisions.
In addition to providing users an economical way to deploy e-business server applications, the Linux operating system is highly scaleable for a large number of transactions and supports rapid innovations-constantly offering new features for users.
Its single operating system across server platforms provides easy development, maintenance and skills deployment.
Linux also is increasingly being used as an application development platform for Web and Web application servers and to drive wireless devices and Internet applications.