Difference Between Up ! Application System and Other Solutions
In Comparison With Generic Vertical Software
Up ! Application System is not generic vertical software to be set parameters and to be integrated.
Up ! Application System is at the crossing of operating systems, object-oriented database management system, technical software and application software.
Up ! Application System is a transversal application dedicated to designing / realizing / integrating / deploying / maintaining process and parameters setting / using / operating process for business applications.
Up ! Application System is based on the most modern and famous software and techniques that it integrates automatically.
In Comparison With Specific Developments
Building an application with Up ! Application System is not realizing a specific development in green field. The plan of building an application is the following:
- Assembly to order.
Building generic business interfaces gets the ground of the application - 65 %.
For the activities that do not behold a specificity and nor a competitive advantage.
- Make to order.
The core of the application - 25 % - is got by integrating business interfaces dedicated to a business line.
For the activities that have some specificities or some secondary competitive advantages in comparison with the competitors of the firm.
- Design to order.
Adding tailor-made business interfaces gets the core of the application - 10 %.
For the activities that embed the specificities or the critical competitive advantages in comparison with the competitors of the firm.
The business components that are setting up the business interfaces are coming from either:
- The bank of the components proposed by Up ! Company - 20 %.
There is a generic bank and a bank by business line.
- The embedding of your existing applications - 80 %.
Through the Business Process Integration (BPI), especially for the market-leading vertical software.
In Comparison With Technical Platforms
Up ! Application System is not a technical platform that is proposing a new norm such as Microsoft .NET with Com+ or Java with Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE).
Up ! Application System is not dedicated to a particular architecture of programs - thin-client for example - or to a particular family of programs - human-machine interfaces for example - without including the others.
Up ! Application System is not an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) such as Visual Studio or WebShere Application Design (WSAD).
Up ! Application System is built around:
- Up ! Workbench.
This application integrates the following modules:
- Integrated Conception Environment (ICE).
- Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
- Integrated Broadcast Environment (IBE).
- Integrated Supervision Environment (ISE).
- Up ! Fifth Generation Language - Up ! 5GL.
High-leveled, pseudo natural, self-defining and enhancement able language to design, to build, to develop and to document applications.
- Up ! Virtual Business Machine.
The hosting of business components that are running in a same way whatever the targeted platform is. It offers moreover business services that were introduced previously.
- A directory of business components that are setting up business interfaces and can be enhanced.
Some components are generic for every business lines; others are specialized by business lines.
- Tools to operate applications in a flexible way.