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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
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
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
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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