1 About Us Aurora Technologies was founded by Faith Lamprey in 1996, and initially specialized in implementation of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) solutions for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. Since that time, Aurora continues to be a recognized expert in EDI, and has dramatically expanded its capabilities to include a broad spectrum of consulting, system analysis, design, development, and training services. Specializing on the IBM AS/400 (iseries), Aurora represents a number of solution providers, including Inovis (EDI), Softshare (EDI), and ATS (Automated AS/400 Training Classes). Aurora s strength, and associated growth, is based on focusing on the technologies, methodologies, and applications we know best, thereby providing our customers with high quality, reasonably priced solutions to their business requirements. Furthermore, we strive to ever expand our capabilities through employee education and rigorous screening of new consultants. Our extensive list of satisfied customers and employees are testaments to these concepts. Aurora Technologies provides Consulting and Development services for the IBM iseries (AS/400) community. Aurora specializes in EDI implementation and support, Item Synchronization solutions, ecommerce/web iseries solutions, Web development, system design and development services, and business consulting and solutions for manufacturers and distributors. Our consultants have extensive expertise in a broad variety of technologies and industries. Services Some of the possible ways that Aurora can provide value and assist in solving your current business problems include: Complete Electronic Data Interchange Services and Support o Install/Implement a New Solution o Support Existing Solutions o Perform Transaction Set Mapping o Interface EDI solutions to existing back-office software o Install EDI-INT (AS2) Solutions o Train your staff in EDI Operations and Mapping Assist in planning for UCCnet and implementing an appropriate solution o Assess Organization with all key personnel o Software Review/Selection/Implementation o Data Cleansing/GLN and GTIN assignment/integrate with Item Synchronization o Synchronization with Trading Partners Create a B2B or B2C ecommerce Web Solution and integrate it with your existing IBM iseries business system software Review, design, develop and implement modifications, enhancements, and custom subsystems to enhance your current systems and software Perform Consulting and Business System reviews/recommendations of Best Practice solutions in Distribution and Manufacturing environments And many, many more Please learn more about our capabilities by exploring specific service sections on our website.
2 Consulting & Programming Services Aurora specializes on the IBM iseries (AS/400), and provides extensive consulting and programming services for that environment. Some of our available services include: System Implementation Aurora can assist in the implementation of an entire enterprise system, or the addition of a new module to an existing system. We can design and program modifications, enhancements, and additions to existing business systems, and follow the changes through the implementation process. Project Management When specific project management expertise is required, Aurora can work with your staff or other third-parties to insure a successful project plan is developed. Strict measurement and control standards will be applied to provide necessary information to management and to see the project to fruition. Programming Support Aurora provides programming services to both small and large companies. Frequently we assume the entire responsibility for information systems development, enhancement, and maintenance for companies with no full time requirement for in-house staff. We also augment the development staff when larger companies have specific, programming requirements and need additional resources. Software Search & Selection Whether looking for a module to add-on to your existing application, or searching for a complete, new enterprise application software solution, Aurora can assist with a structured, thorough software search and selection methodology. System Review & Audit Periodically it is advisable to review the status of your systems to insure you are getting the most out of your software. Your system should not only provide you with the information you need, but also do it in a timely and secure fashion. Issues of backup and recovery, documentation, adequate checks and balances, and appropriate fiscal and operational controls can be assessed. System Testing When installing a new system, upgrading existing software, or converting from one solution to another, extensive testing is required. Aurora can provide consultants to develop a thorough test plan, automate the test process where appropriate, and provide the required level of testing assistance to insure system integrity prior to going live. Application Specialties The most important aspect of creating a high quality, high technology, business solution is working with a designer who understands your business environment and your industry requirements. To provide the right solution to your business issue, Aurora s consultants bring extensive knowledge, expertise and experience to the design and implementation process. Assisting in the system design, programming, implementation or in applying industry best practice solutions to your current processes, Aurora can supply the expert you need to excel. Aurora has seasoned experts in Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail, and a number of unique industries ready to assist you with your implementation.
3 Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Aurora Technologies is a recognized expert in the implementation and support of EDI software on the IBM iseries computer. We have expertise with Inovis TrustedLink, Softshare Delta/ECS, and EXTOL EDI software solutions. Aurora offers EDI implementation, mapping, application bridge design, programming, and training services. Aurora EDI Services Implementation Services If you are new to EDI, Aurora can assist in the implementation of your chosen EDI software. This includes setting up and testing communication lines along with the installation of the software. If you have EDI software already installed, we can assist you in installing current upgrades, including conversion to the latest GUI version of the software and utilization of the EDI-INT (AS2) solutions. Mapping Assistance Many of our customers use our experienced EDI consultants to provide mapping assistance for incoming and outgoing documents, both existing and new. Application Bridge Design The biggest challenge in EDI is to get the appropriate data to and from your application files in an accurate and timely basis. We have extensive experience in this area, and have worked with many application software packages and with custom, legacy systems. Programming Services Aurora stands ready to provide any additional programming required in the EDI environment. One area in which we have done significant programming work is getting the shipping data needed for ASNs (Advanced Shipping Notices) into the appropriate user files. EDI Training Services Aurora works closely with the EDI software vendors and has sponsored local EDI classroom education, and can also provide one-on-one or classroom training for in-house personnel. EDI Software Aurora is a Business Partner with Inovis and Softshare and specializes in their EDI software. Both companies offer premier data transformation software solutions for large, multinational organizations with thousands of electronically enabled trading partners to small companies just beginning an e-commerce program. The software has XML capabilities, allowing you to grow your community by trading with non-e-commerce enabled partners as well. With these software packages, you can: Administer all transactions from one place Bring new trading partners up with ease Count on top reliability and performance Leverage the power of the Internet Enable non-e-commerce capable partners Simplify your ERP integration
4 Item Synchronization Implementation for iseries Many companies, including Wal-Mart and Lowe s, are requiring their trading partners become GS1 compliant. GS1 is an organization that provides a collaborative electronic commerce trading partner service that standardizes all product and trading partner information. In order to become compliant, companies must send their data to an authorized data pool using XML via AS2 transport protocols. Once the data has passed rigorous requirements, it needs to be synchronized with each trading partner s data. Consultants at Aurora have been trained by the Association of Global Standards Administrators (AGSA) in Item Synchronization implementation. Aurora provides assistance in planning and preparing for compliance, and choosing the appropriate software solution. In addition, Aurora can implement, enhance and provide ongoing support for your Item Synchronization project. Contact us to discuss how we can assist you in registering your item data and to synchronize each item with your Trading Partners.
5 Aurora Technologies and Application Plus Aurora Technologies is an Infor Application Plus (A+) service provider, and we work closely with the A+ Professional Services and Development groups to assist and support A+ customers. Aurora Technologies consultants have extensive expertise with the Infor Application Plus (A+) software product. Aurora s consultants are experts in the implementation of all Application Plus modules, and have performed extensive enhancements and modifications to the software in order to satisfy specific customer business requirements. Aurora s Application Plus experts are also experts in the distribution industry. This combination of business knowledge, project management skill, software expertise, and technical ability helps insure a successful Application Plus project no matter how large or small. Some of the critical areas in which Aurora excels include: EDI in Application Plus Aurora Technologies is a recognized expert in the implementation and support of Electronic Data Interchange software and systems, and as such has in-depth knowledge of the Application Plus EDI module and interfacing software. We have worked with traditional VAN EDI installations as well as AS2 implementations. We have experience with many EDI software providers and have business relationships with proven A+ interfacing solutions such as Softshare and Inovis. Aurora has worked with all existing Application Plus EDI transactions, and on a project basis has also enhanced the software to support required, advanced functionality such as Consolidated ASNs, Consolidated Invoices, VICS Bills-of-Lading, Point-of-Sale Transaction Reporting, and Electronic Fund Transfers via your financial institution and the ACU/CTX environment. Application Plus Implementation Aurora can assist in the implementation of the entire suite of Application Plus modules, or in the addition of a new module to your existing system. Aurora is especially proficient with some of the more advanced Application Plus modules such as Inventory Management and Planning, Warehouse Management, Radio Frequency, Bill-of-Material, Value Added Services (Work Order), and International Currency. Application Plus Enhancements and Modifications Aurora provides programming services to companies on a project basis, to supplement your existing IT staff, or to provide outsourcing of your entire Application Plus IT requirement. Based on the situation and requirement, we can provide services on-site or remotely as best meets your business need. Aurora can also provide project management and project design services as needed. Application Plus Software Version Upgrades Aurora will review your current environment to determine the impact of upgrading your Application Plus software to a new version or release. We can provide a detail estimate of the work necessary to reapply modifications, and can explain which modifications might become obsolete due to new Application Plus functionality. Aurora consultants are proficient in RPG/ILE and RPG Free, which are requirements for installing the current version of the Application Plus product. Application Plus System Review & Audit Periodically it is advisable to review the status of your system to insure you are getting the most out of Application Plus. Frequently customers are not aware of seeded functionality that can positively impact their processes and capabilities. We can also assess and address issues related to backup and recovery, documentation, adequate checks and balances, and appropriate fiscal and operational controls.
6 Web Development Aurora s capabilities in the area of Web Site Development have expanded rapidly and dramatically. We develop and maintain static, content-based sites, but specialize in Intranet and Internet applications that interface with your existing iseries application (back-end) software. Web Site Design, Development & Implementation Most company s initial exposure to ecommerce focuses on a static web site that provides customers, partners, and potential customers with information about your company and the products you sell. Aurora can design, develop and implement your company s web site using a variety of development tools and techniques. Whether hosted locally on your server, or through an outside Internet Service Provider, we can create and maintain your window to the ebusiness world. Internal Web Based Applications (Intranet) Frequently, the second level of web oriented project pursued by a company involves some form of application that will only be used internal to the corporation. This level of web functionality begins the process of integration of the Web Application with the existing, iseries based, application system and database. Aurora has developed a number of Intranet based, internal-only applications from scanned inventory transaction entry, to sales person forecast capture. B2B and B2C ecommerce Applications (Internet) The final level of web application involvement is an Internet application that can be accessed by existing business partners or by the general world wide web public. These applications typically include customer service, customer order processing, vendor purchase order processing, and other web based, real-time functions. Aurora uses a number of techniques, tools, and technologies to implement true ecommerce Applications tied to your iseries business systems. Some of the technologies we use to perform this level of web development include: ) ColdFusion Java HTML & XHTML Java Script Visual Basic XML & WML Net.Data SQL