Books: 62

Business Applications

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Master the world of financial management with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016
KEY FEATURES * Familiarize yourself with Dynamics NAV and get up to date with the latest release – this is an invaluable tool for financial management * Learn how to use reporting tools that will help you to make the right decisions at the right time * Explore features inside the sale and purchase more » areas as well as functionalities including payments, budgets, cash flow, fixed assets, and business intelligence BOOK DESCRIPTION Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution that provides small and mid-size businesses with greater control over their finances and a way to simplify their supply chain, manufacturing, and operations. Microsoft Dynamics NAV Financial Management explains all you need to know in order to successfully handle your daily financial management tasks. This book walks you through all the improvements in the latest release and shows you how to apply them in your workplace. You will learn about functionalities including sales and purchase processes, payments, bank account management, reporting taxes, budgets, cash flow, fixed assets, cost accounting, inventory valuation, workflows, sending and receiving electronic documents, and business intelligence. This book comprehensively covers all the financial management features inside the latest version of Dynamics NAV and follows a logical schema. By the time you’re finished this book you will have learned about budgets, cash flow management, currencies, intercompany postings, and accounting implications in areas such as jobs, services, warehousing, and manufacturing. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Handle complete business processes for purchases and sales in Dynamics NAV. * Use the banking features and the reconciliation process to gain greater insights into a company’s financial status. * Report data in a meaningful way that provides the company with insightful analysis. * Set up dimensions and link them with master tables and journals. * Work with multi-currency and intercompany postings. Receive and send documents electronically. * Manage complete Fixed Asset by Setup, transactions, budgets, and Fixed Asset Reporting. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Anju Bala is a Microsoft Certified Trainer who has both business and technical skills and has been working with Dynamics NAV since 2010. She started in the ERP world as a Trainer, but soon evolved the skill set of a complete Dynamics NAV professional including all the tasks involved in Dynamics NAV implementation: consultancy, analysis, development, implementation, training, and support to end users. Over the course of her Dynamics NAV career, Anju has often been designated as the primary person responsible for the success and failure of a Dynamics NAV implementation. Her extensive career in the Dynamics NAV business is evidence of her success rate and expertise. Her specialties are Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics AX. You can view her LinkedIn profile at https://in.linkedin.com/in/balaanju. « less
2017
Configure, manage, and customize Odoo to build professional-level business applications
About This Book Build an Odoo module and integrate it with other platforms through this practical guide This book is the perfect companion to help you customize your Odoo installations for your enterprise requirements Use project management along with analytics for better reporting Who This Book Is more » For This book is for those who have not used Odoo before, allowing you to learn advanced-level features with Odoo such as creating your own custom modules. You do not need any knowledge of Odoo. What You Will Learn - Configure a functioning customer relationship management system - Set up a purchasing and receiving system Implement manufacturing operations and processes using real-world examples - Discover the capabilities of Odoo's financial accounting and reporting features Integrate powerful human resource applications - Utilize Odoo's project management application to organize tasks - Customize Odoo without writing a line a code In Detail Odoo is a comprehensive set of open-source enterprise management applications. Now with Odoo 10, you have access to a powerful website builder, integrated e-commerce features, and a fast-growing community to help transform and modernize your business. You will start with how to set up Odoo online and on your own server. You'll then configure the basic company settings required to quickly getting your first Odoo system up and running. Later you'll explore Customer Relationship Management in Odoo and and their importance in today's modern business environment. Next we will deep dive into purchasing application with Odoo and learn some of the primary functionalities of ERP systems for manufacturing operations. You will then use analytic accounting to provide better reporting. Finally you will walk through the recent Odoo 10 features with respect to the community and enterprise edition giving you complete « less
2017
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Beacosystem
Proximity technology―in particular, Bluetooth beacons―is a major source of business opportunity, and this book provides everything you need to know to architect a solution to capitalize on that opportunity. Learn the key standards―iBeacon, Eddystone, Bluetooth 4.0, and AltBeacon―and how they work with more » other proximity technologies. Then build your understanding of the proximity framework and how to identify and deploy the best solutions for your own business, institutional, or consulting needs. Solutions architects of all types―venture capitalists, founders, CEOs, strategists, product managers, CTOs, business developers, and programmers―will learn about the following from reading Beacon Technologies: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Beacosystem: •The disruptive implications of digital–physical convergence and the new applications it makes possible •The key standards that solutions developers need to understand to capitalize on the business opportunity of proximity technology •The new phenomenon of beacon networks, which will be hugely significant in driving strategic decisions and creating wealth •Other technologies in the proximity ecosystem catalyzed by and complementary to Bluetooth beacons, including visual light communication, magnetic resonance, and RFID •The Beacosystem framework for analyzing the proximity ecosystem Steve Statler is a writer, public speaker, and consultant working in the beacon ecosystem. He trains and advises retailers, venue owners, VCs, as well as makers of beacon software and hardware. Previously he was the Senior Director for Strategy and Solutions Management at Qualcomm's Retail Solutions Division, helping to incubate Gimbal, one of the leading Bluetooth beacons on the market. He is also the CEO of Cause Based Solutions, creators of Give the Change, democratizing philanthropy, enabling non-profit supporters to donate the change from charity branded debit cards, and developer of The Good Traveler program. Contributors: Anke Audenaert, CEO, Favrit John Coombs, CEO, Rover Labs Theresa Mary Gordon, Co-Founder, tapGOconnect Phil Hendrix, Director, immr Kris Kolodziej, President, IndoorLBS Patrick Leddy, CEO, Pulsate Ben Parker, VP Business Development, AccelerateIT Mario Proietti, CEO, Location Smart Ray Rotolo, SVP OOH, Gimbal Kjartan Slette, COO, Unacast Jarno Vanto, Partner, Borenius Attorneys LLP David Young, Chief Engineer, Radius Networks Foreword by Asif Khan, President LBMA « less
2016
A Process-Based Guide for Beginners
Looking for efficiency gains in your business? If you’re a business analyst, this practical guide will show you how to design effective business process management (BPM) applications. Every business uses business processes—these everyday tasks help you gain and retain customers, stay profitable, and more » keep your operations infrastructure functioning. BPM specialists Christine McKinty and Antoine Mottier show you step-by-step how to turn a simple business procedure into an automated, process-based application. Using hands-on examples, you’ll quickly learn how to create an online process that’s easy to use. Each chapter builds on earlier material. You don’t have to have any programming experience to design business processes—and if you have skills in designing workflows and understanding human interactions with processes, you already have a headstart. Through the course of this book, you will: * Build a prototype of an application page * Create the most frequent use flow in a process, and define the data model * Generate real process forms and produce the first version of the application * Connect your application to external information systems, and then build and test the complete application « less
2016
Key Features Explore the process of setting up and using Xero Concise step-by-step instructions to teach you best practice bookkeeping Discover performance enhancing add-ons to reduce your daily work Book Description The book begins by tackling the initial set up of Xero to ensure optimum configuration more » for success. From there, the next logical step is to set up the automated bank feeds, which is the best innovation in bookkeeping in years. Now that your bank data is ready for importing, we will tackle the most common transactional items, being sales invoices and purchase bills. Despite these being largely transactional, we will work through ways to automate the process where possible, save time, and avoid potential human errors along the way. Then we will start checking reports and analyze what is working or not and make changes to workflows and setups. The end result is that you will have a fully configured system ready to use and years of experience offering best practice solutions to what have been, for years, unnecessary roadblocks in your business. What you will learn Configure Xero from scratch and fine-tune it ready for use Set up bank feeds and automate the bank reconciliation process Create workflows and segregation of duties for sales and purchases Run payrolls, giving employees the ability to request time off and generate their own payslips Produce reports to gain a better understanding of your business data and make better quality decisions Import and export data ready for analysis Use the power of a mobile device to run your business from the palm of your hand Manage your inventory with fully automated transaction processing About the Author Jon Jenkins graduated from Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom, in 2007 with a bachelor of science degree in applied accounting. He has been a certified chartered accountant since 2006 at the age of just 5. Jon began working in 1999 with Allied Leisure « less
2016
Master the art of testing and automating your SOA using SoapUI
KEY FEATURES * Design real-time test automation frameworks for Enterprise applications using SoapUI * Learn how to solve test automation issues for complex systems * A complete guide to understanding SOA automation from quality assurance to business assurance BOOK DESCRIPTION SoapUI is an open-source more » cross-platform testing application that provides complete test coverage and supports all the standard protocols and technologies. This book includes real-time examples of implementing SoapUI to achieve quality and business assurance. Starting with the features and functionalities of SoapUI, the book will then focus on functional testing, load testing, and security testing of web services. Furthermore, you will learn how to automate your services and then design data-driven, keyword-driven, and hybrid-driven frameworks in SoapUI. Then the book will show you how to test UIs and services using SoapUI with the help of Selenium. You will also learn how to integrate SoapUI with Jenkins for CI and SoapUI test with QC with backward- and forward-compatibility. The final part of the book will show you how to virtualize a service response in SoapUI using Service Mocking. You will finish the journey by discovering the best practices for SoapUI test automation and preparing yourself for the online certification of SoapUI. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN * Familiarize yourself with Test Web services from functional, nonfunctional, and security aspects * Learn to test real-time service orchestrations * Design test automation solutions for SOA-based Enterprise applications * Learn multilayer test automation * Selenium plus SoapUI under a single umbrella * Integrate your SoapUI framework with Jenkins ABOUT THE AUTHOR Pranai Nandan is a "Tester by Choice and Developer by birth" born in the small city of U.P Bareilly India he has come a long way in his life, he started his journey of his studies with Hartman college and temporarily ended it with a BTECH in Computer Science from Invertis university. Over the course of his professional careers he has worked in several geographies across the world including UK and Europe with different companies like QA Infotech, Hitachi Consulting, TIBCO Software's. Currently he works with Cognizant as a Senior Associate in Amsterdam Netherlands. His work in the Testing field has resulted in multiple Test Automation frameworks for different vertical including Retail, Telecom, Media and BFSI. Pranai Nandan is someone who is intrigued by test automation and implementing complex solutions for enterprise business applications to help them achieve their desired ROI. Apart from SoapUI he also has expertise on other SOA test Automation and Virtualization tools including Ready API, IBM RIT, ITKO LISA, HP Service Virtualization. His technical expertise also includes tools like Selenium web driver, JMeter, Microsoft, VSTS, HP Load Runner and Jenkins. His hobbies are writing poems, playing cricket, knowing about history of different culture& travelling. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction to SOA Testing 2. Functional Testing in Detail 3. Performance Testing of SOA Applications in Detail 4. Security Testing in Detail 5. Test Automation in SOA World 6. Multilayer Test Automation Using SoapUI and Selenium 7. SoapUI Integration with Jenkins and HP QC 8. End-to-End Test Automation 9. Best Practices in SOA Test Automation « less
2016
Aligning Principles, Practices, and Culture
Microservices can have a positive impact on your enterprise—just ask Amazon and Netflix—but you can fall into many traps if you don’t approach them in the right way. This practical guide covers the entire microservices landscape, including the principles, technologies, and methodologies of this unique, more » modular style of system building. You’ll learn about the experiences of organizations around the globe that have successfully adopted microservices. In three parts, this book explains how these services work and what it means to build an application the Microservices Way. You’ll explore a design-based approach to microservice architecture with guidance for implementing various elements. And you’ll get a set of recipes and practices for meeting practical, organizational, and cultural challenges to microservice adoption. * Learn how microservices can help you drive business objectives * Examine the principles, practices, and culture that define microservice architectures * Explore a model for creating complex systems and a design process for building a microservice architecture * Learn the fundamental design concepts for individual microservices * Delve into the operational elements of a microservices architecture, including containers and service discovery * Discover how to handle the challenges of introducing microservice architecture in your organization « less
2016
When engineering organizations adopt microservice architecture, and split their large monolithic applications into hundreds (or thousands) of microservices, one of the biggest challenges they face is the lack of architectural and organizational standardization across their microservice ecosystems. In more » this report, author Susan Fowler looks at lessons learned from driving a production-readiness initiative across Uber’s more than one thousand microservices. You’ll explore eight production-readiness requirements that she and her fellow SREs at Uber adopted after countless hours of research inside and outside the company—requirements that apply to every microservice while providing real, quantifiable results: stability, reliability, scalability, fault-tolerance, catastrophe-preparedness, performance, monitoring, and documentation. This report explains why each of these requirements was specifically chosen. Providing each microservice team with a set of requirements relevant to their service, and their service alone, simply isn’t scalable given that each microservice is a very small piece of an incredibly large ecosystem. And each standard alone isn’t enough to ensure availability, but together they are. You’ll find out how. This report is an excerpt of Fowler’s forthcoming book, Production-Ready Microservices, in which she shares standards-based strategies for bringing microservices to a production-ready state. « less
2016
Modeling and Control of Precision Actuators explores new technologies that can ultimately be applied in a myriad of industries. It covers dynamical analysis of precise actuators and strategies of design for various control applications. The book addresses four main schemes: modeling and control of precise more » actuators; nonlinear control of precise actuators, including sliding mode control and neural network feedback control; fault detection and fault-tolerant control; and advanced air bearing control. It covers application issues in the modeling and control of precise actuators, providing several interesting case studies for more application-oriented readers. * * * Introduces the driving forces behind precise actuators * * Describes nonlinear dynamics of precise actuators and their mathematical forms, including hysteresis, creep, friction, and force ripples * * Presents the control strategies for precise actuators based on Preisach model as well as creep dynamics * * Develops relay feedback techniques for identifying nonlinearities such as friction and force ripples * * Discusses a MPC approach based on piecewise affine models which emulate the frictional effects in the precise actuator * * Covers the concepts of air bearing stages with the corresponding control method * * Provides a set of schemes suitable for fault detection and accommodation control of mechanical systems * * Emphasizing design theory and control strategies, the book includes simulation and practical examples for each chapter; covers precise actuators such as piezo motors, coil motors, air bearing motors, and linear motors; discusses integration among different technologies; and includes three case studies in real projects. The book concludes by linking design methods and their applications, emphasizing the key issues involved and how to implement the precision motion control tasks in a practical system. It provides a concise and comprehensive source of the state-of-the-art developments and results for modeling and control of precise actuators. « less
2016
An Implementation and Management Guide
This book is a hands-on, real-world guide to building and implementing a robust Oracle E-Business Suite System using the new Release, EBS 12.2. It explains the rationale for using an Oracle E-business suite environment in a business enterprise and covers the major technology stack changes from EBS version more » 11i through R12.2. The book clarifies how to build up an EBS environment from a simple single-node installation to a complex multi-node high available setup. Practical Oracle E-Business Suite focuses on release R12.2, but key areas in R12.1 are also covered wherever necessary. Oracle E-Business suite R12.2 includes major changes in Technology Stack components and introduced many new features. And these changes and new features must be added to the skill set of those individuals responsible for implementing and managing Oracle EBS.Practical Oracle E-Business Suite provides detailed instructions for the Installation of EBS R12.2 in single and multi-node configurations, the logic and methodology used in EBS patching, and cloning of EBS single-node and complex multi-node environments configured with RAC. This book also provides filtered valuable information about such areas as FMW used in EBS 12.2, as well as performance tuning and EBS 12.2 on engineered system implementations.The following are the key areas of coverage: Introduction to Oracle E-Business Suite, general definition of the EBS product families and the overview of the new system architecture implemented in EBS 12.2EBS 12.2 single node/multi-node installations along with the EBS 12.2 upgradesEBS 12.2 Application and database tier components along with details about the newly introduced EBS 12.2 FMW components, the new application filesystem (dual fs) and the new patching concept called online patching. Administration utilities including adconfig and rapid clone, along with their usages for managing and maintaining the EBS 12.2 systems. Security features and key areas for performance tuning in EBS 12.2 Implementing EBS 12.2 on Engineered Systems(Exadata, ODA and Exalogic) What you’ll learn * Understanding Oracle EBS Software and underlying technology stack components * Installation/configuration of Oracle E-Business Suite R12.2 in simple and HA complex setups * Management of Oracle EBS 12.2 * Using online patching (adop) for Installation of Oracle EBS patches * Cloning of EBS Suite Environment in simple and complex configuration * Performance and tuning of Oracle EBS in all layers (Application/DB/OS/NW) * Securing E-Business Suite R12.2 « less
2016