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Enterprise Applications on Microsoft SQL Server
Desire2Learn: Virtual High School Global Consortium implemented the Desire2Learn Learning Management System running on the Microsoft platform
ISV Apps on SQL
Availability, performance, and scalability are critical for providers of online education. Virtual High School Global Consortium (VHS)—a successful nonprofit provider with 770 member schools and more than 200 online courses—implemented the Desire2Learn learning management system, which runs on the Microsoft...
15 Nov 2011
PTC: Groupe Bénéteau set sails with Windchill running on SQL Server 2008's engine
Groupe Bénéteau (GB) is the world's leading manufacturer of sailboats and one of Europe's top manufacturers of powerboats. GB also engages in low-environmental impact sustainable housing. Windchill will be used initially for the design and manufacture of both sailboats and powerboats. GB...
14 Jun 2011
Migration: Pentair experience migrating to Enovia V6R2009x on SQL Server from Oracle
Pentair has more than 13,000 employees in more than 20 countires produce a wide variety of products. More than 1500 employees regularly used their PLM systems which was running on Oracle. Pentair is typical of many businesses: if a system is working, don't upgrade it! Time marches on, they found that...
2 Jun 2011
Siemens PLM running on SQL Server saves costs across the board
Recently I was reading the PLM World e-Newsletter and saw this nice table reflecting the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). TCO Category Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Benefit over Oracle Database 11 g IT Labor 24 percent lower IT labor costs Software...
18 May 2011
Siemen's PLM: SPÄNEX runs on SQL Server
SPÄNEX based in Uslar, Germany, design and provide chip-extraction, dust-extraction and filtering plants around the world. They are a small company with only 60 employees with minimial information technology support. After two years of consideration, they selected SQL Server based Solid Edge Insight...
11 May 2011
RedPrairie: When cooking in almost 400 restaurants, SQL Server provides prompt service!
Culver Franchising Systems, Inc. has grown to 381 restaurants since 1984. RedPrairie’s Performance Management solution running on SQL Server has given CFSI better visibility into the performance of Culver’s restaurants and menu items. The impact on operations was more than just significant...
9 May 2011
SIEMENS: Teamcenter reduces storage requirements by 50% on SQL Server
Siemens is a leading provider of enterprise manufacturing execution and quality systems. Teamcenter 2007 is a suite of lifecycle management solutions improving productivity by connecting people with the product and process knowledge. There are over 4 million licensed seats of Teamcenter worldwide. ...
2 May 2011
Telvent: For the Smart Grid, smart utilities use SQL Server
Telvent Designer allows the next generation of infrastructure needed to support modern commerce to be designed. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 supports spatial data -- the locations of items expressed as longitude, latitude. Modern GPS devices can locate items within a few feet. SQL Server spatial ability...
26 Apr 2011
Siemens' PLM: Thomas Instrument runs on SQL Server
Thomas Instrument provides engineering, manufacturing, repair, and overhaul services to the United States Department of Defense (DoD). The company is used by the DoD to produce and/or support orphan parts, components, and systems. Orphans are items that are no longer produced and/or supported by the...
21 Apr 2011
OpenText: Business Development Bank of Canada using SQL Server for their Commercial Lending Solution
On March 28th, 2011 Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) signed an agreement with the CGI Group for detailed analysis, manufacturing, testing and rollout of the commercial lending IT solution. This solution will be based on Microsoft technology consisting of three parts the customer relationship...
20 Apr 2011
MISYS: Summit FT moved to SQL Server 2008 to reduce costs and improve efficiencies
Misys has announced that Summit FT has migrated its product to SQL Server 2008 (32 bits) and planning to add support for SQL Server 2008 (64 bits) soon. Misys states that it is responding to market needs to reduce the total cost of ownership and improve efficiencies. Summit V5.5 is a result of major...
18 Apr 2011
Camstar: SQL Server handles their largest customer needs
Camstar Systems is a leading provider of enterprise manufacturing execution and quality systems. Their systems give organizations visibility and control of production sites and processes throughout companies. The company has a global customer base including Abbott, AMD, Corning, Sony, Hitachi, IBM, Kodak...
14 Apr 2011
Siemens PLM: Lincoln Electric runs on SQL Server
Lincoln Electric, founded in 1895, is a world leader in the design, development, and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc-welding systems, plasma, oxyfuel cutting equipment and brazing and soldering alloys market. Lincoln Electric has a work force of approximately 9,000 with a presence in...
6 Apr 2011
CSC Point In: Insurance Administration Software is now on SQL Server
POINT IN supports end-to-end processing for all lines of insurance coverage, the company is providing more choice to clients by offering a new option that runs on the Microsoft Windows platform with a SQL Server database, allowing reduced total cost of ownership. “With the broadest portfolio...
6 Apr 2011
Siemens PLM’s UniCam FX now running on SQL Server
I’ve been catching up on press releases for Siemens and noticed this one from January, 2011. Siemens is responding to customer demands for lower TCO for their offerings by adding SQL Server as a database option. “UniCam FX now supports Microsoft SQL Server® software and SAP® Crystal...
4 Apr 2011
Dassault Systèmes acquires SQL Server based Intercim
Intercim provides software based on Microsoft SQL Server for real-time Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) and Predictive Analytics for Discovery, Design, Manufacturing and Operations. This complimented Dassault Systèmes offerings by allowing intregration of real-world information captured...
24 Mar 2011
INFOR ERP: CPAC, Inc uses SQL Server for ease of use and scalability
CPAC Inc. is a company that serves clients in over 100 countries. For Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) they selected INFOR ERP Syteline running on SQL Server. The case study is available here . The case study cites: “System integrity and seamless integration with other software were primary...
23 Mar 2011
OPENTEXT Acquires Metastorm–a SQL Server based BPM product
On February 18, 2011 OPENTEXT acquired the Business Process Management (BPM) firm Metastorm , a Microsoft Gold Certified Partnership . This is an ideal complement to OPENTEXT, especially when OPENTEXT is running on SQL Server 2008 R2. There are significant cost savings. For smaller installations...
15 Mar 2011
Misys: New Opics customers consistently pick SQL Server
I was reading the 2011 April 6 Interim Management Statement and noticed that all of the named new customers picked SQL Server as their database. "Opics Plus, our trading, risk and treasury solution, added four new customers, including HaNa Bank in China and FirstMerit Bank in the US." SQL Server...
29 Jun 2009
RedPrairie: OM HealthCare Logistics distributes and tracks clinical supplies on SQL Server
Owens & Minor HealthCare Logistics (OMHCL ) has adopted RedPrairie’s Warehouse Management solution running on SQL Server. OMHCL distributes pharmaceuticals and medical devices, activities that often require end-to-end tracking of every item. With OMHCL distribution being both domestic US and...
9 Jun 2009
Escalate: St. John's ready-to-wear is ready-to-run on SQL Server
St. John is a worldwide leader in the luxury ready-to-wear clothing industry with plans to grow significantly on a global basis. Being the best-in-class, they wish to use the best-in-class for high-touch, high-service and high-loyalty customer interactions: Escalate's Blue Martini. As part of this solution...
7 Jun 2009
RedPrairie: Hy-Vee feeds the nation running on SQL Server
Hy-Vee is an employee-owned company supermarket chain with more than 228 retail stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Hy-Vee is ranked among the top supermarket chains in the nation. Hy-Vee started using RedPrairie's Workforce Management applications and is...
2 Jun 2009
RedPrairie: With thin retail margins, SQL Server improves the bottom line.
W.C. Bradley Company, Inc. supplies home and leisure lifestyle consumer products to people in the United States and Europe. W.C. Bradley started a multiyear migration to RedPrairie running on SQL Server in 2007. “We are migrating our RedPrairie and other applications to the Microsoft platform...
26 May 2009
Misys: Opics and Summit customers are picking SQL Server
I was recently reading Misys' 1st Quarter 2010/11 Interim Management Statement and noticed that all of the customers cited for Summit and Opics offerings are using SQL Server for their database. "There were new name wins for Summit with OSK Investment Bank in Malaysia and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank in Israel...
25 May 2009
CSC: Swiss Re receives Excellence Award from FSO Knowledge Xchange
Swiss Re is one of the world’s largest reinsurers (and as well respected as a Swiss army knife). Swiss Re is using Point In on SQL Server. POINT IN integrates rating and full policy administration functions for insurance firms. “CSC’s BPO services have allowed Swiss Re to focus on...
6 Jun 2005
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