Migrating to Advance Web Access

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  • Migrating to Advance Web Access

    1. 1. Advance Web Access Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web 1- 1 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    2. 2. The Intro... 1- 2 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    3. 3. About CTG CTG is a small technical group specializing in Oracle consulting with key experience assisting several universities migrate from SunGard’s Advance Windows to Advance Web Access CTG is not in anyway affiliated or partnered with SunGard Data Systems, Inc. 1- 3 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    4. 4. The Presentation... 1- 4 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    5. 5. 4 “The key to change... is to let go of fear.” -- Rosanne Cash 1- 5 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    6. 6. Manage User Expectations Prepare for a difference in appearance and navigation Client/Server and Web interfaces are different Provide necessary training at the appropriate time If you want the look and feel of Advance Windows....stay with Advance Windows 1- 6 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    7. 7. 3 “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” -- Plato 1- 7 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    8. 8. Plan Ahead Identify Types of users Common functionality Phases of availability 1- 8 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    9. 9. AWA Implementation Phases Migrate to Oracle Publish reports only Provide AWA read-only access Enable limited data manipulation Implement full AWA installation 1- 9 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    10. 10. 2 “A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move to higher levels.” -- Albert Einstein 1- 10 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    11. 11. Typical AWA Reporting Options The “in the box” solution Crystal Reports Cognos 1- 11 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    12. 12. Alternative Reporting Options The “out of the box” alternatives You may already own licenses Oracle Reporting Solutions BI Publisher Discoverer Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services 1- 12 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    13. 13. More Reporting Options The CTG solution: Selway Easy to use spreadsheet like interface Powerful analytic features including trend analysis and projections Provide power to the end-user without the bottleneck of the report writer 1- 13 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    14. 14. “If everyone is thinking alike, then 1 somebody isn’t thinking.” -- George S. Patton 1- 14 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    15. 15. AWA Customization Anything is possible, but... is it necessary? 1- 15 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    16. 16. Limited Skills Required The AWA Configuration Utility provides an interface for most cosmetic changes No HTML or Web skills are necessary (but may be helpful) 1- 16 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    17. 17. Getting Adventurous For more sophisticated changes, knowledge of HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, and JavaScript is beneficial More useful than .NET 1- 17 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    18. 18. Going Craaaaazzzzy Build .NET components and/or web services Incorporate components into AWA using configuration utility Involves Ajax Example is available on our blog (http:// ctgawa.blogspot.com) 1- 18 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    19. 19. AWA Development Lifecycle The majority of AWA modifications involve changes to metadata The Advance Configuration Utility does not provide a built-in mechanism for transferring changes from one environment to another For example, from development DB to test DB to production DB 1- 19 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    20. 20. Introducing C-Ast AWA Configuration Utility Assistant Comprised of database and web components Does not require ANY changes to underlying SunGard source code or objects 1- 20 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    21. 21. C-Ast Model Configuration Utility C-Ast Triggers C-Ast AWA Tables Tables 1- 21 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    22. 22. C-Ast Features Check in / check out functionality for multi- developer environment Versioning and rollback capabilities Transfer of AWA components to other databases And much more 1- 22 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    23. 23. AWA Maintanence C-Ast ADVPROD ADVDEV 1- 23 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    24. 24. The Wrap Up... 1- 24 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web
    25. 25. Contact Information Questions will be posted to the “Advance Web Access (by CTG)” LinkedIn group (888) 347-7477 x501 phil@clearwatertg.com http://www.clearwatertg.com 1- 25 Bridging the Gap from Windows to the Web

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