Tuesday, November 17, 2015

License to Integrate: How James Bond Can Save Your Business

This weekend I finally caught the new James Bond film, Spectre. As a long-time Bond fan I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and its non-stop action and excitement.

When I returned to work this week I could not get the movie out of my head. I sat down to write a post for the company blog on the topic of system integration, but all I could think about was car chases, damsels in distress, and nefarious villains. It got me thinking…as someone at the forefront of technology for more than half a century, who better than James Bond to teach us a few things about integration?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Magic Software Germany Set for Fourth Annual IT Summit

Hundreds of business and IT leaders are expected to turn out to the yearly conference, which is focused on Digital Transformation.

Topics discussed at the conference will include Digital Transformation, Enterprise Mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), Business Integration and Enhancing the Customer Journey. Participants will gain valuable insight and experience from speakers from leading German businesses and global IT vendors, including FAC`T, GmbHentero AG, Zuora, Capgemini, Mundipharma and SugarCRM.

In addition, Magic’s local and global management team will present the latest capabilities of the Magic xpa Application Platform for rapid cross-platform application development, and the Magic xpi Integration Platform for friendly, right-sized application and business process integration. Magic developers will also be able to participate in various training workshops and coaching sessions.

"Business applications are at the center of the digital transformation trend. With more than 300 registered participants already, we know that topic is very important to them and are excited to show how Magic customers are using our application development and integration platforms to create successful, innovative and efficient applications that are transforming their businesses,“ said Stephan Romeder, General Manager of Magic Germany and Magic Europe. „We are also pleased to provide attendees with access to our leading IT partners so they can have a one-stop shop for all the information they need as they pursue the path to digital transformation."

Good luck to our amazing Magic Software Germany team!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

From CRM to IoT: Magic’s Takeaways from Dreamforce '15

The innovative week-long Dreamforce event in San Francisco is always exciting! Attendees always go back home with dozens of inspirational ideas for their businesses.

I am grateful for having had the opportunity to attend again this year with Magic as a sponsor of the French Dreamforce Delegation.

Although Dreamforce is an important occasion for Magic to work on building strong relationships with Salesforce and partner teams, it also enables us to learn what it takes to build Intelligent Customer Relationships.

Reflecting on all that I heard and saw over the week, I found the following to be the most significant topics:

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Shipping Company Deploys Magic-Based Custom ERP

AA Shipping Ltd. has deployed a custom ERP developed by Titan Systems based on Magic xpa Application Platform.

AA Shipping and Royal Cargo wanted a system to fully automate all internal processes required to manage their freight forwarding business, including customs clearance and taxes imposed by the government at the Israeli ports of Haifa, Ashdod, Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion International Airport.

Titan Systems answered their need by customizing their existing Magic-based 4Trade ERP system to include an interface with the Israeli Tax Authority’s “Gateway to the World” application for customs and tax compliance along with customized interdepartmental application flows and reporting capabilities.

Read more about it in GlobalTrade magazine.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Smartphone Apps Keep Hebrew University Students in the Know

Thanks to Magic's Application Development Platform, 24,000 students of Israel's top-rated university - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) - can now access their personal academic and administrative information via their smartphones.

The Hebrew University’s Information Systems department developed the apps using the Magic xpa Application Platform for rapid cross-platform development. Magic xpa enabled HUJI’s IS team to leverage the same business logic to quickly and simultaneously develop native Android and iOS apps. 

Students can access personal information about grades, tuition, phone calendar, and academic and student services departments via their Android and iOS devices. The apps are available for download on Google Play and the Apple App Store, and tablets are also supported.

The internal development team is currently working on adding navigational functionality to make it easier for students to get to classes and exams.

Magic’s code-free cross-platform capabilities enabled us to develop Android and iOS applications in-house quickly and cost-effectively using a single skill set. In addition, Magic's powerful development platform automatically directs the operation between the client and server sides, saving us further time and effort,” said Micah Weiss, Mobile Development Leader and Magic Computing Coordinator at The Hebrew University. “We are delighted to work with Magic, who continues to be an excellent partner, and provided us with all the support we needed for our first major mobile project.”

The Hebrew University is ranked 67th in the world according to the 2015 report from the respected Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities. We are proud that such an outstanding institution has been working with Magic for more than 15 years, and are very pleased that they chose to continue with Magic as they evolve to mobile application development,” stated Arik Mifano, Managing Director of Magic Israel. “While this is one example, all existing Magic xpa customers have the ability to leverage our robust and familiar platform to create mobile apps quickly and easily.”

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Magic xpi Integration Platform Wins the Integrate 2015 Award for Top Integration Middleware!

We’re pleased to announce that Magic xpi Integration Platform has been awarded the Integrate 2015 award in the category of Integration Middleware!

Over 2,000 crowd votes were cast for 16 award categories in this year's competition.

Congratulations to our hard-working integration team!

Experience the powerful capabilities of Magic xpi Integration Platform here.