ff-eCommerce AG, Frankfurt, Germany
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ERP system, Web-based, fully OS-independent,
complete redesign of existing application
ArcStyler, Rational Rose, POET Fast Objects,
Tomcat, Borland JBuilder
Time-to-market of redesign extremely short;
valuable business domain expertise could be fully re-used; completely
Web-enabled for operation without additional software on client
systems; full independence of proprietary technologies and specific
ff-eCommerce is a comprehensive ERP application
for medium-sized retailers and wholesalers as well as service providers.
In order to secure their solid standing on the market and to keep
pace with the rapid developments, ff-eCommerce Software AG decided
to completely redesign this application. The main objective was
to migrate the system to a modern, component-based J2EE technology
while at the same time retaining the rpoven ERP functionality.
In the development process, the ArcStyler replaced a 4GL tool
to remove all the drawbacks that go along with a proprietary solution,
a lack of open interfaces and a native, non-scalable database.
ff-eCommerce AG used the model-driven approach of the ArcStyler
to completely decouple the valuable business domain model assets
from the more ephemeral implementation technologies.
ArcStyler's model-to-model and model-to-code generator features
as well as its Verifier Framework dramatically increased the development
speed and improved the system quality.
The project also greatly benefited from the flexibility of the
ArcStyler in terms of the adaptability of the generator engine