Advis Introduces Mantle for SAP R/3 to Sapphire Attendees
Product Provides First Bridge Between WebObjects and SAP R/3, Gives
Developers Access to Industry-Leading Web Application Tool
SAPPHIRE, ORLANDO, Fla. -- Advis today introduced Mantle for SAP R/3 to
attendees at Sapphire. The Mantle software gives SAP web application
developers the ability to web-enable SAP using Apple's WebObjects, the
leading web application development solution from Apple Computer. Mantle is
the first to link the object-based development environment of Apple's
WebObjects with SAP's robust capabilities for handling large-scale business
Mantle's suite of object-oriented framework design tools streamlines how
developers build and deploy web applications for SAP R/3 applications.
Developers can now leverage SAP R/3's existing communications mechanism for
cross-platform, multi-tier architecture design. Mantle is available for all
platforms supported by WebObjects, including Windows NT, Solaris, HP-UX and
the future Rhapsody from Apple Computer.
Three Components Speed Development
Mantle is fully integrated with WebObjects, Apple's multi-platform
application server and development environment, recognized for its ability
to help developers quickly create extremely flexible enterprise web
Mantle has three highly integrated components that extend WebObjects:
* The Enterprise Objects Framework (EOF) adapter provides data transport
and messaging between a WebObjects server and an R/3 system. This
streamlines the R/3 log-in and user authentication process.
* The Enterprise Objects framework maps the object structure of a
WebObjects application to SAP R/3 business objects and their associated
BAPI and RFC interfaces. This lets developers link the objects used in a
dynamic web application with SAP business data.
* A graphical WebObjects palette of SAP-enabled objects that provides drag
and drop association with standard HTML components, including text fields,
drop-down boxes and tables, streamlining web page design.
Availability and Pricing
Mantle is available from Advis' consulting solutions group and other
qualified consulting organizations. Mantle developer configurations have a
list price ranging from $1,995 for an individual license to $39,995 for a
department license. Mantle server configurations have a list price ranging
from $14,995 for a workgroup deployment license to $149,000 for an
About the Company
Founded in 1993, Advis specializes in distributed object architecture and
custom application development that leverages advanced technology to
deliver compelling enterprise business solutions. The company has developed
hundreds of enterprise business applications. Advis provides object
developer solutions and implementation services to Fortune 1000 companies
implementing distributed computing environments. Major clients include
Fannie Mae, Aetna US Healthcare, MCI, Merrill Lynch and Stratus Computer.
The privately held company is headquartered in Boston, Mass., with regional
offices around the country. The company can be reached at www.advis.com.
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