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Technologies

Technology We Use

  • RESTful Web Services
  • User Experience (UX)
  • Barcode and RFID
  • Mobile/Wireless Technologies
  • LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
  • DBMS solutions, SQL, ORM, and NoSQL

RESTful Web Services

Acuity Global is highly skilled at implementing RESTful web services (Representational State Transfer, or REST) which is our preferred integration approach. SuiteWM communicates with external systems, including NetSuite, using RESTful web services.

Real time RESTful integration with NetSuite is acheived with the installation of a single, unobtrusive, SuiteWM RESTlet installed within NetSuite using standard procedures. The REST “architecture style” reduces the complexity of interfaces, while increasing the throughput, performance, and maintainability of the solution. The REST architecture within SuiteWM is multi-threaded, and not restricted to the single-thread limitations of NetSuite’s prior generation SOAP-based web services integration.

User Experience (UX)

Acuity Global believes that the overall User Experience (UX) is as important to a solution as any technology it is built on. Intuitive solutions reduce training, increase comprehension, and support more reliable and repeatable business process.

Acuity Global has engineered SuiteWM to deal with highly complex “real world” warehousing operations, optimizations, and exceptions in a VERY intuitive presentation to the user. In fact, all of Acuity Global’s customers rave about SuiteWM’s ease-of-use, something you don’t hear often when talking about supply chain industry products. We pride ourselves on building a solution from an warehouse operator’s perspective, crafting our “UX” on decades of experience spent on the warehouse shop floor with our customers. Checkout our SuiteWM Reference Guide to see for yourself how easy-to-use and intuitive SuiteWM really is!

Barcode and RFID

Acuity Global has designed and developed SuiteWM from the ground up to support barcode scanning of data, whether it is an item UPC/EAN/GTIN, a bin location ID, a carton’s SSCC-18, or any other possible barcode presented, 1D or 2D. In fact, the entire user experience is engineered around the methodology of “scan-and-go” meaning that any element in the system can be scanned by an operator (rather than key entered), and SuiteWM will automatically (upon data validation) move to the next entry element, while providing the relevant context of previous data entered for the task at hand.

In addition, SuiteWM is engineered to track inventory using the best-practice concept of “License Plates” or “Container IDs”. These (traditionally barcoded) IDs stay with the inventory from initial receipt throughout the entire lifecycle of that inventory.

Mobile/Wireless Technologies

The SuiteWM User Experience (UX) is 100% web-based and will run on virtually any mobile and fixed device that supports the WebKit-browser engine, including but not limited to Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, Android Browser, or Silk. You may also run SuiteWM on virtually any modern-day desktop or tablet operating system, using one of the browsers noted above. SuiteWM is compatible with touch screen devices, AutoID barcode scanners (acting as keyboard wedges, either wired or wireless), and traditional keyboards (soft or hard).

LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)

SuiteWM could easily be deployed with a standard LAMP bundle; however, SuiteWM is not limited to only a Linux deployment. Rather, SuiteWM can be deployed on any foundation that supports Apache, MySQL and PHP, including Windows, Unix, and OS X, in physical or virtualized environments. SuiteWM is founded on a PHP platform: PHP is a popular object-oriented scripting language that is especially suited to web development. It is fast, flexible and pragmatic and powers everything from blog sites to the most popular e-commerce sites in the world. JQuery UI libraries are also referenced within SuiteWM’s PHP code base.

Our SuiteTE integration platform is developed using the JavaSE platform and can run on any system that supports a JVM (virtually every system in the world supports a Java Virtual Machine), whether in the cloud or on premise at a customer site.

DBMS solutions, SQL, ORM, and NoSQL

Acuity Global is highly skilled at engineering persistent data storage architectures and implementing high performance solutions relying heavily on open source solutions and best practices in the industry. We have evolved with the industry through the adoption of technologies ranging initially from OLTP (Online transaction processing) and SQL (Structured Query Language) to today’s ORM (Object-Relational Mapping) and NoSQL (Not Only SQL) concepts.

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