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  • 10art-ni Debuts Java+Linux Sales Management Program
  • December 14, 1998 (TOKYO) -- 10art-ni Corp. started to deliver a sales management package called Alpha J Sales Management that can be used in Java and Linux environments.
    So far, the Japanese market has had almost no business packages for Linux. But now, Alpha J is a challenge to open the road for Linux to Japanese business sectors.

    Alpha J Sales Management is based on a business package of Otsuka Shokai Co., Ltd. Specifically Otsuka Shokai's Sales Management of the SMILE Alpha Series was translated into Java and modified to run on Linux as a server operating system. A printed part from Java applets was created based on a Java-based application framework of IBM Corp. known as San Francisco.

    As for the client system of the product, Windows and HotJava browser were selected; the server side is implemented with Alpha L Point, 10art-ni's product with Linux preinstalled. Its database is built with SoliDB. However, an Oracle version will be prepared when a Linux version of Oracle is released.

    10art-ni plans to introduce to market a new type of product with Solaris on the server side and JavaStation on the client side in the spring of 1999.

    The price of Alpha J Sales Management per server is 2.8 million yen (US$24,000) for software only. The product is sold with a customer service contract, as many companies have their own way of managing sales.

    The company is reportedly preparing for further product releases, including financial accounting and payroll systems.

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    Updated: Sun Dec 13 02:02:53 1998 PDT