Arneg Spa: integration of italian ERP on AS/400 with the Brazialian one on Informix

integrazione sistemi informativi
Operating sector: interior design

The Arneg Spa company needed to solve a major problem of data integration and data communication between two different ERP systems, located on different platform and far apart.

There were three needs expressed from the customer:

  • Synchronize permanently, bidirectionally and in real time the personal information between the accounting part of the Brazilian software (on Informix database) and the ERP system of the group (on AS/400 platform with IBM DB2 database), everything without changes to the original ERP software and slow intercontinental lines.
  • Manage in real time a complete test environment, easy to configure and replicate.
  • Being able to manage data updating processes without specific know-how on Informix, since Arneg’s IT culture is based on other types of databases.

The customer chose the DuploDB software because it fullfilled all needs expressed during the analysis of the problem. In detail:

  • Reliability and partner know-how. Arket is a company that for almost twenty years has been dealing with integration projects between information systems, with numerous successful projects implemented, especially with Duplo software solution that allows the alignment of data in real time.
  • Duplo is able to synchronize data that resides on different databases, capture changes that occur in the affected tables of the source database and apply them in the target system.
  • The temporary unavailability of the communication line or database due to maintenance operations are guaranteed. This thanks to a specific feature of the software, which is able to manage the data capture even in off-line mode, restoring the exact sequence when the line/database availability returns.
  • Ability to manage different time zones automatically and without the need for constant supervision by IT staff, including any restart independently through a system of self-management of anomalies, all integrated by an efficient system of monitoring and tracking of events.

While maintaining the entire structure of the information system and without any IT operation, Arneg has integrated the Brazilian accounting system on Informix with the Italian ERP system on IBM DB2.

Thanks to the use of Duplo, the project of integration between the two systems lasted a few days, necessary for the planning of interventions, installation and configuration of the product.

The acquisition by Arneg staff of the process control elements through the Duplo console required few hours of training and allowed to build a network of alerts on possible inefficiencies related to communication lines, datasbase unavailability due to maintenance or backup or other problems resulting from software update of the two applications.

“Duplo has solved in a simple, fast and reliable way a complex problem of integration and coexistence between two ERP systems located on different platforms, far apart from each other. Duplo also provided a tool to request computing services to the remote system, creating a SOA architecture without having to set up the technology bases normally needed. We can test and implement gradually the new ERP, having always online the starting data, updated in “real time”, as if both were on the same system. Arket has always been prompt and efficient in responding to our requests.”

Claudio Canepa – IT Manager Arneg Group

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