CATO
Magnolia for the OFBiz ERP
A LITTLE BIT OF BACKSTORY…
Introduction
Backstory 2
BUSINESS APPLICATIONS ARE
KIND OF LAME…
This leads us to believe that
Backstory 3
Backstory 4
... really not intuitive
Seriously, we noticed that…
• ERP systems are complex
 Costly
 Difficult to manage
 Difficult to customize
• CMS added ...
…SO, WOULD YOU WANT TO
WORK WITH THESE?
A quick question!
Backstory 6
So why not OFBiz & Magnolia?!
Apache OFBiz
• Hidden champion amongst
Enterprise ERP systems
• First level Project of the A...
CATO
The best of both worlds!
Simple & Intuitive: Centralized Management
 Dashboard & Pulse
 User Management
 Page & Content Management
 Centralized...
LET ME DEMONSTRATE!
Talking is one thing…
Backstory 10
Customizable & Cost-Efficient: The Editors
Template Editor
– Enhance Magnolia Templates
– Use Groovy & Minilang Scripts fo...
LET‘S GIVE IT A TRY!
A little too hypothetical
Backstory 12
Powerful: Direct Data Access
• Simultaneous Access to Magnolia & OFBiz context
• Use all data directly on page
– Process r...
A QUICK DEMONSTRATION!
Again, too technical…
Backstory 14
… CATO is …
 Simple & Intuitive
 Feature Rich
 Customizable
 Cost-Efficient
 Powerful
… or simply the „best of both w...
CATO-Commerce
www.cato-commerce.com
Paul Piper
www.ilscipio.com
Ilscipio GmbH
Tel.: (+49) 611 / 97774-441
eMail: paul.pipe...
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Feature Rich: All OFBiz Applications
Applications for all business areas
– eCommerce
– Product & Catalog Management
– Prom...
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This presentation was given at Magnolia Conference 2013 by Paul Piper, Managing Director at ilscipio: http://www.ilscipio.com.

Cato: High Performance Commerce with Magnolia & OFBiz ERP. Cato is a custom application that merges the powerful Magnolia v5 with the successful open-source ERP-framework Apache OFBiz. The CMS isn’t simply added on top of the framework, it becomes a full part of the OFBiz framework and both page contexts are accessible at the same time. This is an essential difference to current solutions on the market, but one that makes all the difference. It allows the reutilization of processes that are already available within the system and the override of pages that are processed thereafter. It gives direct access to data that is otherwise hidden within the framework and it centralizes all administration through one great interface. On top of it all, it allows the use of all of the OFBiz business applications within Magnolia’s exceptional dashboard.

The presentation gives an overview over all of Cato’s features within a live demonstration. This includes:

• General background of the product, Magnolia and OFBiz
• Sample Demonstration of OFBiz applications within Magnolia
• Process Duplication and Modification
• Data Access and Templating
• Groovy scripts and Variables
• Benefits

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Cato: Magnolia for the OFBiz ERP

  1. 1. CATO Magnolia for the OFBiz ERP
  2. 2. A LITTLE BIT OF BACKSTORY… Introduction Backstory 2
  3. 3. BUSINESS APPLICATIONS ARE KIND OF LAME… This leads us to believe that Backstory 3
  4. 4. Backstory 4 ... really not intuitive
  5. 5. Seriously, we noticed that… • ERP systems are complex  Costly  Difficult to manage  Difficult to customize • CMS added as an after-thought  Limited Data Access  Limited Interaction with ERP (no dynamic pages)  Limited Access to Business Applications …That‘s why YOU require a developer! Backstory 5
  6. 6. …SO, WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK WITH THESE? A quick question! Backstory 6
  7. 7. So why not OFBiz & Magnolia?! Apache OFBiz • Hidden champion amongst Enterprise ERP systems • First level Project of the Apache Software Foundation • Platform Independent Technologies • High level of Security • Great Performance & Scalability • Vast Business Applications Magnolia CMS • Intuitive & Easy-to-use Interface • Mobile & Multi-Channel Support • Highly Customizable Structure • International & Multi-Site Support • Great Performance & Scalability • Apps Backstory 7
  8. 8. CATO The best of both worlds!
  9. 9. Simple & Intuitive: Centralized Management  Dashboard & Pulse  User Management  Page & Content Management  Centralized Template Management  Direct Access to Business Applications Backstory 9
  10. 10. LET ME DEMONSTRATE! Talking is one thing… Backstory 10
  11. 11. Customizable & Cost-Efficient: The Editors Template Editor – Enhance Magnolia Templates – Use Groovy & Minilang Scripts for data processing Process Editor – Automated Tree-View on all Processes – Duplicate & Modify Processes – Modify Page Results & Templates – Create Redirects & Forwards Backstory 11
  12. 12. LET‘S GIVE IT A TRY! A little too hypothetical Backstory 12
  13. 13. Powerful: Direct Data Access • Simultaneous Access to Magnolia & OFBiz context • Use all data directly on page – Process related information – Data in Page Context (i.e. User Data, Product Data, Order Data etc.) – Define new Variables & use within the pages Backstory 13
  14. 14. A QUICK DEMONSTRATION! Again, too technical… Backstory 14
  15. 15. … CATO is …  Simple & Intuitive  Feature Rich  Customizable  Cost-Efficient  Powerful … or simply the „best of both worlds“ Summary 15
  16. 16. CATO-Commerce www.cato-commerce.com Paul Piper www.ilscipio.com Ilscipio GmbH Tel.: (+49) 611 / 97774-441 eMail: paul.piper@ilscipio.com Contact 16
  17. 17. Backup
  18. 18. Feature Rich: All OFBiz Applications Applications for all business areas – eCommerce – Product & Catalog Management – Promotion & Price Management – Order Management – Customer Management – Warehouse & Facility Management – Fulfillment – Accounting – Manufacturing Management – Point Of Sale application (POS) – Sales Force Automation … and much much more Backstory 18

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