Consulting company Camelot IS-2 International this week willdebut an application development and integration environment for the enterprise resource planning and supply-chain markets.
The Skyva Solution is based on the premise that a company's business model is the foundation of an application. Skyva lets developers model or incorporate existing business processes into an application. Skyva then generates the needed application logic and links to existing software, such as enterprise resource systems and legacy applications. Skyva is based on the IBM San Francisco Project component framework and supports Informix, Oracle, Sybase, and IBM DB2 databases. The Skyva Solution Library is a repository of Java objects used to build an application and link them to existing company data sources.
Camelot was founded by former SAP executive Guenther Moeckesch in response to customer difficulties in extending and customizing ERP packages. ERP software typically requires users to change their business processes to fit the model supported in the software, says Bryce Betteridge, VP of Camelot.
Bertelsmann AG's Sonopress division and IBM are early users of the software. Sonopress, which manufactures audio CDs, used Skyva to alter SAP R/3's production planning module. IBM used Skyva to integrate its commercial Cipros oil refinery management application and SAP R/3.