Prophecy Crafts Web Face for its Software
Released 2 June 2000
Listed enterprise software multinational Prophecy International
has extended the appeal of its ProphecyOpen suite by developing
a dynamic web extension that allows simple deployment of e-business
Unlike rival approaches that add a web-like mask to existing products,
Prophecy has designed a module that gives its ProphecyOpen software
a pure web look and feel for delivering business-to-business (B2B)
and business-to-consumer (B2C) applications.
In line with the fully tailorable design of ProphecyOpen, the web
extension is completely dynamic, which means that if the underlying
business processes are enhanced or changed, the web browser screens
automatically reflect the change.
Prophecy International Chief Executive Officer Ed Reynolds said
the dynamic nature of the ProphecyOpen Web Interface module was
unique. "Time is everthing on the Internet, so this makes it
much easier for our clients to do business online," he said.
"What frustrated us was that most web interface software meant
you had to write code for every screen, which is a slow and expensive
approach. What we have done is dramatically lower the cost and time
of enterprises introducing e-commerce business processes."
Prophecy International is an Australian-based multinational technology
innovator that markets its breakthrough ProphecyOpen object-oriented
software through a global distributor that reaches more than 20
countries. Prophecy's software is installed at more than 850 sites
The Java-based development was achieved with Prophecy's ProphecyOpen
Object Framework technology, which means that every third party
software developer using the Framework for application development
can obtain and deploy the web interface module for their products.
Increasingly other companies are using the ProphecyOpen Object Framework
to develop their own modules and products.
The ProphecyOpen Web Interface module allows customers to access
data stored in ProphecyOpen Finanicals or in fact any application
built using the Framework.
A scenario demonstrating the benefits of this innovation is, enabling
field staff to enter order details, identify stock availability
and search the status of existing orders from the browser on any
web-enabled device. The integration of the web "front end"
with ProphecyOpen greatly reduces the cost and complexity of supporting
these field staff.