Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pragmatic : Photo Shoot and Video

Message from our CEO



Pragmatic Team



Pragmatic 3-2-1 Launch!


 What is Pragmatic’s New “3-2-1 Launch” ?
It is a complete ERP, CRM and HRM solution which can be implemented in organizations, within 30 days!. Ready made solutions for organisations from Warehousing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Retail, Consumer Goods, Information services,
Business Services, Real Estate and IT Industries.

Why did Pragmatic come up with this idea?
Our Marketing experts found that there are very few resources in the market with expertise in building automated applications for companies in all streams. Combined ERP, CRM and HRM packages at cost effective budget which can be delivered, customised and implemented within a stipulated time frame are rare. As there was a desperate need in the current scenario of resource management, Pragmatic took the lead in building a 1 stop complete solution for every company who needs a ERP,CRM & HRM in a cost effective budget.

What about Customization & Localisation?
Pragmatic has a varied experience & technology expertise in customizing & localizing solutions Globally. We have expertise in Open ERP and Business Intelligence solutions. We have not only been customizing and implementing our Open ERP & Mobile Applications for our Global clients, but also training our clients for smooth operations and trouble shooting.


How is Pragmatic Planning to Market it, do you give a Demo/look n feel?
We are happy with the proactive pre launch enquiries our marketing experts are getting.

Initially we promote our demo over a webinar, one on one/group through our technical experts. We have a proven track record that once we have a requirement, we make a practically cost effective budget for our prospects and put in our best to make the project a big success for our clients.

We will launch our portal which will host our solutions in ERP, CRM, HRM. You can access these packages and neatly download and implement the solution of your choice.

What other technologies do you have expertise in ?
We have expertise in the following: mobile apps, web development, BI & Open ERP and deal with Magento, Ruby on Rails, Python, Joomla, Jasper soft, Talend, Micro strategy, Pentaho.

This range of expertise enables us to provide end to end technology assistance & support to our clients. We are software vendors to companies worldwide and have been privileged to have very long term relationship with 90% of our customers.

How can I attend the 3,2,1 Launch webinar?
Click on the link
http://in.linkedin.com/pub/addy-k/41/20/969
OR
just drop an email to our organizers at addy@pragtech.co.in, sumeet@pragtech.co.in
Skype: addy.k1

Intelligent Business App over Mobile

Today, top management people don’t have time to set and evaluate enterprise level information. Thus, Mobile Business Intelligence is there to help them in accessing enterprise level of data on the Fly.

Mobile BI has shown a tremendous growth in recent past. Intelligent Business apps are in use for spotting, digging-out, and analyzing business data, such as sales revenue by products and departments or associated costs and incomes.

According to the research:
  1. Aberdeen Group:  suggested 23% growth in Mobile BI solution in 2010.
  2. Gartner:  forecasted that Mobile BI sell will exceed to $10 billion in 2011  .
  3. Other Researcher: suggested  10% growth in Mobile Bi Solution till 2014.

Big organizations adopt Mobile BI solutions mainly to analyze reports and data into mobile dashboards.
Mobile BI applications have evolved from being a client application for viewing data to a purpose built application designed to provide information and work flows necessary to quickly make business decisions and take action.

The trend is changing from wire to wireless technologies. More and more people prefer to carry out their work using mobile devices. (Some analysis)


 Surely, to match the pace with this innovative industry we should take a glance to these solutions.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New Trend: OpenERP Mobility Solution

OpenERP community always understands the criticality of business and accordingly offers amiable solutions. Considering Mobile solutions as a hot trend into the market, OpenERP now came up with mobility solutions. One can have a glance at important modules of OpenERP using mobile devices on the fly. This enable the decision makers to have access of the information smoothly and efficient to take decision. Following is the online demonstration of openERP:

video

Some Snap Shots:
1) Main Page after login:


2) Sales Module:



3) Point of Sales Module:


Hope this will help to those how are looking for having a enterprise level information  of their OpenERP on the fly.

OLEX: Aid for OpenSource Compliance


Play safe with Open Source!

Play safe with Open Source!

Many companies today are using open source software to reduce costs and accelerate time to market. When using open source software, it is important to ensure that you are complying with all of the relevant open source licenses in order to avoid legal issues.

There are many factors that catalyses this motivation of using the open source in commercial software, like the versatile functionality that has evolved with time and hereditary improvements by contribution of open source community.

Also there may chances in development stage of commercial software that once can voluntarily or unknowingly make use of open source code that eventually associate some license or compliance obligations with the developed software. Software might as well work alright but becomes prone to legal issues when detected in future.

So there is an inevitable need that comes while using open source in commercial software – a responsibility to manage and control open source usage, its license obligations and compliances.
Let us see what threats open source usage in commercial software can pose:
-          The company that buys the OSS from the vendor must confirm on warranty and liability about the software. So the user company shouldn’t fall into litigations due to audits and post-detection of non-compliance with license terms.

-          In Merger and acquisitions companies might unknowingly heredities the threats of the open source non-compliant software.

-          It is also injustice when the diligence of open source community is exploited by greedy coders, and they enjoy the readymade snippets without contributing back to the community.

-          To get through the Audit services it becomes quite complex understand the software structure and components used in it and if the same do not have any complications about licensing in an indirect way. As a result company had to spend its resources and so the money to aboard an open-source expert that assure everything is in place before the audit services.

So that arose a question if there any way to minimized these threats and an easy method to comply with the open source usage obligations, yes there is one with OLEX.

OLEX is a browser-based scanning tool that helps you identify the license the license obligations that come with open source software, streamline the compliance process and reduce legal risks.  OLEX can help companies that distribute products that may contain open source software as well as companies that use open source software.

It can be easily actuated by providing the location of your software’s source code repository. OLEX’s OSS deep Discovery can find entire open source files as well as code snippets that have been copied, even when the copied code has been modified.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Setting up Magento Connector for OpenERP 6.1

1. Install Magento
2. You can get the Magento connector code from following command

bzr branch lp:magentoerpconnect 

 
3. Go to the folder magentoerpconnect and copy all the modules into addons folder of Openerp6.1. (You can just copy module magentoerpconnrect as its the module we install in openerp


4. From
http://apps.openerp.com  download the following modules:
  1. base_external_referentials
  2. base_onchange_player
  3. base_sale_multichannels
  4. product_images_olbs
  5. product_links
  6. product_m2mca
  7. tegories
  8. sale_exceptions
5.Create a new databse in Openerp 6.1 and install module magentoerpconnect.  
 
6. After installing magentoerpconnect module you see the menu MAGENTOERPCONNECT:
   Now go to  MAGENTOERPCONNECT >> Core Settings >> Magneto Instances. Create a new Instance.


You might get the following error:
"Invalid Api Path" at the time of importing products in Openerp:
7. To solve this do the following changes:

Download the followng code:
 bzr branch lp:magentoerpconnect/magento-module-trunk 

 
* Rename /opt/lampp/htdocs/magento/app/etc/modules/Openlabs_OpenERPConnector.xml file to Openlabs_OpenERPConnector_6.0.xml


8. After completing the download of this branch go to the folder and copy the file
  ~/magento-module-trunk/Openlabs_OpenERPConnector-1.1.0/app/etc/modules/Openlabs_OpenERPConnector.xml into/opt/lampp/htdocs/magento/app/etc/modules


9,  Rename the folder /opt/lampp/htdocs/magento/app/code/community/Openlabs to Openlabs_6.0

10,  Now Copy the folder ~/magento-module-trunk/Openlabs_OpenERPConnector-1.1.0/Openlabsinto  /opt/lampp/htdocs/magento/app/code/community/

11 Rename the file /opt/lampp/htdocs/magento/var/package/tmp/package.xml  to package_6.0.xml And finally copy the file~/magento-module-trunk/package.xml into /opt/lampp/htdocs/magento/var/package/tmp

12. Now try to import the products, all the products will be imported successfully.
 

13. AFTER DOING THE ABOVE CHANGES YOU MIGHT GET THE ERROR WHILE IMPORTING SALES ORDER: “Resource path is not callable

14, To avoid this : Open your magento in browser and login by admin.

 Then go to System >> Cache Management and Click on Flush Magento Cache and Flush Cache Storage.


15. Thats it you should now have a working Magento Connector Enjoy!!! 


Friday, May 18, 2012

Pragmatic OpenERP Fleet Management and GPS tracking system

Pragmatic Fleet Management and tracking system (Open Source GPS Tracking System) is intended to provide a generic back-end web-based service for querying and viewing GPS related data. It is desgined to operate independently of any specific GPS tracking device or protocol, but comes with support for several device protocol formats (such as OpenDMTP - Open Source Device Monitoring and Tracking Protocol).It is specifically designed for use in small to medium sized commercial enterprises wishing to take advantage of GPS tracking for "fleets" of vehicles. However, Pragmatic Fleet Management and tracking system is highly configurable and scalable to larger enterprises as well.

Web-based

  1. Track Fleet, Employees
  2. Multiple users

    GPS tracking device independent: 

    Devices from different manufacturers can be tracked simultaneously.
    •   Android smart phones
    •   GPS data logger with automatic Wi-Fi upload, for in-cab Windows-based computers.
    •   "NetGPS" capable devices.
    •  Most TK102/TK103 tracking devices (those using the common TK102/TK103 protocols)

        Customizable mapping service

        1. Support for OpenLayers/OpenStreetMap in addition to support for Google Maps, Microsoft Virtual Earth, and Mapstraction (which provides mapping support for MultiMap, Map24, MapQuest, and more)
           

        Customizable reports

        Detail and summary reports can be customized to show historical data for a specific vehicle, or for the fleet.

        Vehicle associated with GPS device







         

        Vehicle History




          

         


        Real time vehicle position




         

         

         

        Fleet Management

        Key Features

        •   Maintainence of Fleet history including all the relevant details of the Fleet like Model No., Engine Volume, Seats, License Plate, Fuel Type, Registration details, etc.
        •  Maintains a complete record of the Driver details like Name, Driving License, etc.
        • Maintainence of Insurance Details.
        •  CMMS (Computerized MaintainenceMangement System) for recording & analyzing various maintainence activities of the Vehicle.
        •  Management of Fleet Maintainence Contracts including the Fleet Maintainence, Quotation, Fleet Maintainence Orders & its Invoicing.
        •   Fuel Tracking which would help in monitoring of Fuel consumption.
        • Odometer Statements specific to the vehicles.
        •  Configurable Master Data including Vehicles, Service Templates, Service Tasks, Insurances, Fuel Type, Driving Licences, etc.
        •  Accounting Module to meet all the financial & billing needs of the company. Its closely integrated with all other modules.
        • Sales Module to manage all the sales transactions of the company.
        •  Purchase Module to manage all the purchase transactions of the company.
        •  Warehouse Module to manage all the Inventories & Warehouse requirements of the company.
        • Provision to generate the Work Orders for maintainence of the equipments& assigning the Spare parts required.

        Variety of Customizable Reports like

        •    Vehicle Reports.
        •   Fuel Consumption Reports.
        •   Driver Reports.
        •   Fleet Maintainence Reports.
        •  Odometer Statement Reports.
        •  Financial Statement Reports like P/L(Profit & Loss statement), Balance Sheet, General Ledger, Trial Balance.
        •   Invoice Reports. & many more such type of reports.