Newsletter Edition 46 - December 2013

Campus Paderborn, Software Innovation

Close cooperation between science and industry is a key success factor in the transfer of research results into marketable innovations. In order to make this collaboration even more intensive, the University of Paderborn, ten technology companies in the region, and the Fraunhofer project group Entwurfstechnik Mechatronik at the Zukunftsmeile Fürstenallee, are launching the Software Innovation Campus Paderborn, or SICP for short. In addition to the spatial proximity, the diverse forms of cooperation…[mehr]

CAS Technology Upgrade

The credit decision system (CAS Credit Approval System) has been successfully used by customers for almost four years now. The technical and architectural foundations of the system were developed in the concept and planning phases on the basis of the technologies available five years ago. In the relatively fast evolving world of application server based web applications, that is a long time, during which the technical components used (JAVA EE2, JBOSS 4.3, JBOSS Portal 2.7, JSF 1.2, Hibernate, etc.)…[mehr]

Red Hat EMEA Partner Conference

The fifth Red Hat EMEA Partner Conference was held this year in Madrid and was attended by more than 500 Red Hat partners. From the 29th September to 2 October, it was all about JBoss middleware, trending topics such as open hybrid cloud, and the latest platform deals.  The Red Hat EMEA Partner Conference was an ideal forum for distributors, system integrators, ISVs, OEMs and solution providers to share experiences with each other, to exchange with Red Hat, and to establish new business contacts. In…[mehr]

Application Lifecycle Management

The goal of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is to make the development and operation of applications as efficient and business oriented as possible. Recent studies and analyses reveal the ever-increasing significance of the ALM topic for businesses. But what is behind this big interest?  Software development and operation are often not core business, but still need to be implemented in an agile and cost efficient manner. What actually differentiates Application Lifecycle Management from the…[mehr]

SAP Solution Manager 7.1

In using Solution Manager 7.0, to date only the necessary standard features have been utilized, such as maintenance, upgrades, incident management, change request management, test management and system monitoring.  For most users, other possibilities also provided by Solution Manager have remained unknown. The "Enhancement Package 1" that was brought out at the end of 2008, which was advertised with enhancements to existing functionality as well as additional features, also has not changed much. Some…[mehr]

Review, Structured Finance 2013

On 5 and 6 Nov. S&N AG was represented at Structured Finance, the leading trade fair for structured finance, at a joint stand with the Bundesanzeiger Verlag. The show was truly impressive, both with regard to the speakers as well as with regard to its visitors. A total of 1,300 trade visitors, mostly treasurers and CFOs of mid-sized and large German industrial companies, had an opportunity in two days to learn about current issues in corporate finance, in more than 80 technical presentations and…[mehr]

S&N as Silver Partner at Wincor World 2014

The collaboration between S&N and Wincor Nixdorf has intensified more and more in recent years, especially in the business field of cash management solutions within the industrial sector. In this respect it has been possible to attract well-known clients in the transport and logistics area – both in Germany and abroad – who currently arrange their back office cash strategy around products from Wincor Nixdorf and S&N. At the same time other large projects were handled together, such as the introduction…[mehr]

Annual General Assembly

On 18 October 2013 the Annual General Meeting of the XBRL Germany e.V. took place on the premises of the Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt. In the Bundesbank various member companies of the association presented the targeted progress that had been made in 2013, as well as plans for the coming year. In 2014 the dissemination of XBRL will be of particular importance for all, because for the fiscal year beginning after 31 Dec 2013 the tax accounts must necessarily be handed over to tax authorities…[mehr]