Vol 71 Issue 1 2004-01-05 Article 11966 from section "News"

Re-architected for the Java[TM] 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition and Solaris[TM] Operating System

Manugistics Group Inc. has improved the performance of its Store-Level
Replenishment Solution by re-architecting the application to the
Java[TM] 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE[TM]) running on the
Solaris[TM] Operating System (Solaris OS) on SPARC[R] technology. The
solution is able to optimize customers' business processes and allow
them to predict demand at individual stores.

This latest version has demonstrated a 250 percent increase in
performance over the earlier version. The solution allows customers in
the retail industry to meet several significant challenges. Previously,
the large amount of data processing needed to provide accurate and
timely demand forecasting proved too much, forcing retailers to base
their planning on large distribution centers that feed hundreds of
individual stores.

The distribution center planning would leave companies in the dark about
the situation at individual stores, resulting in spoiled products,
increased costs and inefficiency. By re-architecting their solution to
the J2EE platform, Manugistics can now offer customers performance and
scalability improvement at the store level. The engineering alliance
between Sun and Manugistics shows the support each company has for the
world's retail customers.

The configuration used in the tests includes: Manugistics Store-Level
Replenishment Solution, Sun Fire[TM] 6800 server with 16 CPUs, Sun
StorEdge[TM] 6320 system with 112 spindles and 8 GB cache, Solaris 9 OS
and Oracle9i Database v9.2.0.4.

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