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Leading SAP Partner Chooses Perst Database and Silverlight for Cloud-Based Mobile Access to SAP Business One Applications

September 28, 2010 — McObject®, innovator in embedded database technology, announced that coresystems AG, an SAP Gold Partner and a leading provider of value-added software for the SAP environment, has deployed McObject’s Perst™ for .NET embedded database, running in Microsoft’s Silverlight Web application framework, as a key component in its cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) for mobile workers.

The application, called coresuite mobile client, enhances field workforce productivity by mobilizing SAP Business One enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications on users’ laptop computers. Within the coresuite mobile client, Perst leverages Silverlight’s out-of-browser capability to deliver fast, reliable local sorting, queries and storage, and is synchronized with master data that resides in the coresuite cloud. coresystems hosts SAP Business One applications in this cloud, and makes the coresuite mobile client available for a monthly fee of $14.90 per user.

Using the coresuite mobile client, field sales and service personnel access information about customers and accounts, monitor service queries, record work times and activities, and find directions using the geolocation feature on service maps. Integrated dashboards prominently display user-designated key data – such as sales totals, call lists or stock-on-hand – to round off the range of functions in this mobile ERP system. coresystems offers a demo of the coresuite mobile client with Perst at https://www.coresuite.com/client (click on “Use the demo account”).

“We chose Silverlight for the coresuite mobile client application because of its compatibility across a range of browsers and platforms, its superior performance compared to alternatives such as Javascript, and because its out-of-browser capability provides our users with the convenience of saving and working with data off-line,” said Yves Senn, head of coresuite cloud for coresystems.

To store this persistent client-side data, the coresystems team chose Perst, and thereby gained additional DBMS features including ACID transactions, support for diverse database indexes (B-tree, R-tree, KD-tree, etc.), a flexible and easy-to-use API, garbage collection, full-text search and more.

While other database systems claim compatibility with Silverlight, coresystems liked the fact that “there is a company, McObject, behind Perst, with professional support and services," Senn said.

coresystems’ developers also appreciated the ample available material demonstrating Perst’s use with Silverlight, particularly the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) demo hosted on McObject's Web site, Senn said. The demo runs in the user’s browser, stores records locally, and takes full advantage of Perst features such as indexes and native full text search to sort, retrieve and write records to the database. Users can launch the application from McObject’s site, and download its source code as well as an in-depth Silverlight Demo Article that documents how Perst’s features are used in the application.

Perst and Perst Lite are part of McObject’s family of powerful small footprint, high performance embedded database software products. The eXtremeDB® in-memory embedded database from McObject is used widely in devices including MP3 players, WiMAX base stations, digital TVs, telecom/network communications equipment and military/aerospace technology. Perst is available for Java and .NET, including Java ME, Android, .NET Compact Framework, Silverlight and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 (WP7) smartphone platform.

About coresystems

With more than 4000 customers, coresystems AG is not only the world's leading provider of add-on solutions for SAP Business One, but is now also a SAP Gold Partner (SSP). Among coresystems' customers are many small- and medium-sized enterprises as well as large corporations with smaller branches that are looking for a standardized and fully integrated ERP solution. The company's sales and consulting network includes more than 300 SAP partners. coresystems’ headquarters are in Windisch, Switzerland, with offices in London and New York, and a support center in Galway, Ireland. Information about the company is available at www.coresystems.ch.

About SAP Business One

SAP Business One is SAP's enterprise resource planning (ERP) application suite targeting small- and medium-sized businesses. It integrates core business functions across a company, including financials, sales, customer relationship management, inventory, and operations. As a single application, SAP Business One provides simplicity by eliminating the need for separate installations and complex integration of multiple modules.

About McObject

Founded by embedded database and real-time systems experts, McObject offers proven data management technology that makes applications and devices smarter, more reliable and more cost-effective to develop and maintain. McObject counts among its customers industry leaders such BAE Systems, Siemens, Phillips, EADS, JVC, Tyco Thermal Controls, F5 Networks, CA, Motorola and Boeing. McObject, based in Issaquah, WA, is committed to providing innovative technology and first-rate services to customers and partners. The company can be reached at +1-425-888-8505, or visit http://www.mcobject.com.

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