Technology

Flowman is built on the most modern system architecture in the print media business. It utilises Multitier, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and is implemented in Java Enterprise Edition (JavaEE, J2EE) framework.


SOA

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) can help businesses respond more quickly and cost-effectively to changing market conditions. It also simplify integration to - and usage of - existing IT assets. Using the Flowman SOA integration module, external systems can be tightly and securely integrated even over the Internet. SOA promotes the goal of separating users (consumers) from the service implementations.

Java EE

Java Enterprise Edition (JavaEE, previously known as J2EE) is the de facto standard platform for enterprise level computing, where security, availability and scalability are the main requirements. It provides a well structured platform for clustering, session control and multitier interaction. It also provides ready building blocks for fast and secure integration using WebServices and other SOA methods.

Multitier 

The multitier architecture makes it easy to follow user needs. Any tier can be upgraded or replaced independently as requirements or technology change – without impacting other tiers. The architecture also insulates network traffic from the application and database providing additional security.

Multitenant

At the heart of the Flowman system is a key innovation - a multitenant architecture in which all organisations, users and applications share a single, common infrastructure and code base that is centrally maintained.

Platform independence

Flowman system is truly platform independent. It runs on virtually any operating system and can use any standard database server over JDBC connection.


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