This post is written by Mark Franks, Platform Evangelist at Acumatica.
Today I would like to introduce myself to all of you… I’m the new Platform Evangelist at Acumatica. I’ll be authoring a series of blog posts, videos, tweets, etc. Please share your comments/inputs on topics that you would like me to cover in future posts.
For my first post, I would like to revisit (via a short introduction) Acumatica’s ERP Platform, and more specifically our Developer platform- xRP, providing you a summary introduction to our platform and high-level overview. I would also like to direct you to review some of our past blog posts and point you to some valuable resources we have available to you.
In the coming weeks, we’ll present more specific detail around our API sets – Screen-Based, Contract-Based, and REST. We’ll further explore other development and integration topics, showcasing the power of the Acumatica platform, enabling developers to build customer-driven line of business solutions in an extremely efficient manner.
At the very heart, our Framework is a modern web application development platform designed for developing business applications.
In addition to delivering traditional features specific to ERP applications, our Framework provides advanced features and functionality necessary for the development of web applications and to integrate with ERP applications such as Financials, Distribution and CRM:
First, we leverage Modern Web Technology
Second, we have built it for the Data Center and SaaS Delivery Models
Third, we provide Tools for Personalization, Customization, and Integration with External Systems
In addition, the xRP Framework provides application developers with everything they need to develop and maintain applications in a fast and cost-efficient way. Efficiency is achieved through:
The Development Environment which is Built on an Industry-Standard Platform
A System Foundation Layer
An Application Foundation Layer
In summary, we have a very powerful, flexible, and efficient development platform to build line of business applications and to integrate with existing solutions, assets, IP that can be seamlessly interwoven. We leverage modern web technology, built for the data center and SaaS delivery models, and we provide the tools for personalization, customization, and integration with external systems. We provide a robust development environment, leveraging the Microsoft.NET platform, provide a system and application foundation layer which assists the developer by abstracting much of the underlying complexity, simplifying the development process – which in turn drives efficiency, allowing faster time to market than our competitors.
Tune in next time when we discuss our APIs – comparing and contrasting screen-based, contract-based, and REST APIs.
In the meantime, checkout some of our past blog posts:
And valuable resources at our Acumatica Developer Network (ADN) here.
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