Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: MGIC), a global provider of application platforms and business and process integration solutions, today announced that its Japanese customer, MintWave Ltd., a subsidiary of Takaoka Electric Manufacturing has completed a complex integration of the company’s SAP Business One and Lotus Notes business applications, in only three weeks.
The introduction of iBOLT and initial setup took place in mid-March 2009. By April, MintWave was able to complete all integration linkages between Lotus Notes applications and SAP Business One and launch the fully integrated service.
Takenori Aoki, Team Leader of the ERP Promotion Team, Business System Division at MintWave commented on the choice of iBOLT, “We decided to use iBOLT because the other products we evaluated had either a limited range of linkage adaptors or high priced option fees. iBOLT on the other hand has a variety of adaptors included as standard. We also felt that we could develop our integration more quickly with a product that uses a building block-style approach making it easier to visualize business processes and make changes when we need.”
The iBOLT business integration suite is designed to integrate and orchestrate between diverse business processes and applications without the use of hard coding.
“Our end-users have been using Lotus Notes applications for many years so the transition to SAP Business One would have forced them all to learn a new user interface and functionality. Thanks to iBOLT’s integration, our staff can now stay with the system they are used to while the company benefits from the additional functionality of SAP at a low cost and without add-on development. iBOLT also prevented the need to repeat the same data input twice, once for the Lotus Notes Application and once for the SAP Business One system,” concluded Mr. Aoki.
According to Toshio Sato, President and Representative Director, Magic Software Enterprises Japan, “We are very pleased with MintWave’s choice of iBOLT and very impressed with their rapid integration design and implementation. We are confident that iBOLT’s code-free approach and proven adaptors for SAP and Lotus Notes played a significant role in helping them deploy their integration more easily. Looking forward, we plan to continue working closely with MintWave on their future integration projects.”
With the successful completion of their first iBOLT integration, MintWave now plans to integrate the accounting and SAP systems for the Takaoka Group’s entire portfolio of companies.
MintWave is the 100% owned subsidiary of Takaoka Electric Mfg. Ltd. The company manufactures and markets switches and power transformers as a ‘Tokyo Electric Power’ group company. MintWave constructs, operates and maintains the information systems in Takaoka group, and managed the introduction of the SAP system in May, 2007. MintWave has implementation know-how and years of experience of Lotus Notes and SAP ERP in the Takaoka group, and has rebuilt mission-critical systems with SAP Business One and Lotus Notes. MintWave also provides ERP and extended ERP system integration services to customers with expertise in power system construction and maintenance services.
About Magic Software
Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: MGIC) is a global provider of multiple-mode application platform solutions – including Full Client, Rich Internet Applications (RIA), Mobile or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) modes – and business and process integration solutions. Magic Software has offices in 10 countries and a presence in over 50, as well as a global network of ISV’s, system integrators, value-added distributors and resellers, and consulting and OEM partners. The company’s award-winning code-free solutions give partners and customers the power to leverage existing IT resources, enhance business agility and focus on core business priorities. Magic Software’s technological approach, product roadmap and corporate strategy are recognized by leading industry analysts. Magic Software has partnerships with global IT leaders including SAP AG, salesforce.com, IBM and Oracle. For more information about Magic Software and its products and services, visit http://www.magicsoftware.com/, and for more about our industry related news, business issues and trends, read the Magic Software Blog.
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