Mobile Enterprise Integration (MEI) Introduced to Progress Software Community

Boston, MA. Oct 7-8, 2013. Exchange 2013 Worldwide Annual Conference

As a Progress Application Partner, ProStar Software is very pleased to be presenting this year on benefits and uses of our Mobile Enterprise Integration (MEI). MEI is an Integration Platform as a Service (IPaaS); MEI automates coordination of your essential business systems and functions, from any browser and any mobile device.

What does MEI mean?

MEI means, seamless connection of all the steps from all the people in the right order at the right time. For example, in a purchasing scenario, from quote to request to approval to order, no more emails are needed.

MEI means, no more awkward transfer between your sales lead pipeline in Salesforce.com to orders in QAD to your customer service interface, you can take care of it all on your phone and information is automatically sent to the people who need it.

MEI means, your ERP specific rules are easily applied and integrated with your current systems and functions.

MEI means, simply, improved productivity.

What does MEI include?

  • Integration Platform:

MEI is currently integrated with: Progress/OpenEdge applications, Salesforce.com, SAP, Oracle, SQL Server, Sharepoint, QAD, .NET and we are happy to do customized integrations specific to your business and on additional systems.

  • Workflow:

Connect all participants in your business processes, from customers to employees to suppliers. Our workflow functions meet the industry standard: BPMN v2.0.

  • Complex Event Processors:

Our context-sensitive rules use your existing business logic to define notification, timing, and relevance as appropriate for your company.

  • Mobile:

Your current applications and business systems can now be accessed on any mobile device, and on any browser.

For any company that wasn't at Exchange 2013, or if you didn't get your free demo in Boston, contact us to find out how MEI can mobilize your business.

And for anyone at any business looking to improve essential business functions: Read more about MEI here.

ProStar Software is a proud Progress App Partner
ProStar Software is a proud Progress App Partner

CCI Gran Prix at Explore

Starting line...
Starting line...

Thanks to all who participated and raced our "Credit Cars" in the CCI Gran Prix last week in San Antonio.

ProStar's booth at the QAD Explore conference was great fun to produce, with slot car racing! The event was very successful for us generating interest in Credit Card Integration for QAD users.

 

And they're off!
And they're off!

What is Credit Card Integration, you ask?  It's QAD's recommended tool for users to stay on track and ahead of the pack with credit card processing.  Do you use QAD and process credit card transactions? CCI is for you. We here at ProStar Software have created the best credit card tool in the entire QAD suite. Don't wait. Get a free demo!

"Credit Cars" on track
"Credit Cars" on track

ProStar at Explore Conf 2013

QAD_Explore_Horizontal_Bronze_WebAre you at Explore in San Antonio? We're giving demos May 6, 7, and 8th for QAD's recommended credit card processing solution: Credit Card Integration. See for yourself how much you can improve your credit card processes to reduce your costs, improve your customer service and eliminate liability by complying with PCI-DSS. We're in the excellent position of sponsoring Explore this year at the bronze level. Come on over to the Solutions Expo, and see how CCI can improve your credit card processing!

 Why CCI is the tool preferred by QAD:

  • immediate results
  • improved processing speed
  • lowered fees
  • no changes to QAD source code

And, feel free to contact us to get a custom demo.

Credit Card Integration for QAD

Does your manufacturing company need an easy way to use credit cards and QAD software at the same time?

ProStar Software is very excited to announce that CCI is now the credit card tool recommended by QAD for their users. Credit Card Integration is specifically designed to give businesses that use QAD the ability to manage credit card transactions safely and consistently, without intensive overhead and with compliance to industry security standards: PCI DSS v2

Immediate benefits include:
  • Reduce credit processing delays from days to moments, exceeding your customer’s expectations and improving your cash management.
  • Simplify your operations and reduce the internal workload of manual credit card processing.
  • Improve the security of the sensitive credit card data.
  • Reduce fees levied by the credit card processor.

Get a demo today!

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ProStar will be presenting CCI at the 2015 Explore

Accepting payment via credit cards is one of the most necessary financial interactions for any modern business. This need for credit card processing is now even true for manufacturers and wholesalers, which have historically processed payments via purchase orders, invoices, checks, and other financial instruments. The last decade has seen a market shift to requiring this kind of functionality, so ProStar created an easy tool that allows you to add secure credit card processing to the enterprise software you already use, with no changes needed to the QAD source code.

 

4 best practices shine light on the value of BPM software

Are you looking for a new BPM vendor or product? How do you choose one?

Effective ways to demonstrate the value of a business process management product will save you time and money. We've been there. We've responded to the RFPs (request for proposal). We've done the demos. We've networked at the tradeshows and with the user groups. We've gone from the top down and the bottom up. Take it from us, and don't make more work for yourself than is necessary!

 

1) Open the door: Do you write an RFP l200px-Incomplete-document.svgooking for the right product to handle your needs?  No!  Instead of writing long proposals, or sifting through faceless descriptions, invite 2-3 companies to come onsite for a demo or to give a remote demo.  And, if you already have a shortlist of demo offers, start there - companies that invest in showing their product likely understand the problem space better than those that sell through proposals and marketing.

 

2) Walking the talk:  For the demo, choose 1-2 outside facing processes for the proof of concept.  They should have an integration point 315px-EdisonMaximSwanor two and should have simple ways to measure improvement. Have a few people who will actually be using the workflow be on the demo with the vendor, ask questions about why the processes are managed in the ways the vendor shows, and see how your team can make their own changes.

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3) Show me! Get clear descriptions of how the product has helped other companies, and ideally case examples. Numbers are fantastic here - look for the data. Even better is to get active customer references who are willing to share their experiences in real time.

 

4) Solve problems: Make sure you communicate the most pressing Fry-lightbulb-on-forehead1problems you're facing. Does the product solve those problems? You don't have to understand all the functions, bells, and whistles it can provide, but you do have to understand its specific value for you.

 

Those of us in the business of business process management should be the least likely to let ineffective sales processes get in our way.

Smooth sailing!

 

 

Traffic light photo by Bob Ionescu via Wikimedia Commons