Hier ein kleiner Auszug aus einem Bericht über scala WAP-Lösung:
Scala Business Solutions N.V. and Wireless
Application Protocol (WAP)
Scala demonstrates WAP Business Solution
at the GartnerGroup Symposium/ITxpo 99 in
Cannes, France between 1-4 November
Scala Business Solutions N.V., the leading provider of world-class
global business management and E-Business solutions, will
demonstrate live user scenarios, where Scala's E-business
application, Scala.Solutions, operates on the latest WAP mobile
phone devices from Nokia, using the 7110 phone hosting
WAP is a joint effort between Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola,
Siemens, Panasonic Phone.com. (www.wapforum.org).
The initial idea behind WAP was to broaden the communication
profile that people are using today. With the means of Internet and
Mobile equipment (Mobile phones) the user should be able
to easily stay in touch with business critical information.
WAP allows Internet/XML data to be displayed on a variety of
wireless devices. Together with Scala.Solutions, with its
multi-language technology called "Active Language", a link is
created which enables businesses to increase their mobility and
customer services still further. Simply by keying queries onto the
keyboard, mobile phones using WAP technology offer online
access to real-time information, providing such crucial information
as product and stock availability, customer credit limits and other
important backoffice data, as well as real-time integration.
Demo at wap.scala.se. The demo is based on WML 1.1 and
tested with Nokia WAP SDK 2.15 and the Nokia 7110
Mobile WAP phone. The Nokia WAP SDK 2.15 is downloadable
from Nokia's website www.Nokia.com.
Scala Business Solutions was early in adopting this technology
by implementing their business processes for the mobile
individual. Scala.Solutions' architecture is based on Microsoft
Windows DNA. Since it is so flexible and easy to change, the
business processes were implemented with the same business
components and data storage as the Web-enabled business
processes. This meant that there was no need for re-coding or
re-implementation of the business functionality.
Unlike other WAP solutions, Scala already offers a wealth of
experience, having worked closely with some of the leading
mobile phone suppliers, demonstrating working solutions as early
as April this year.
Many Internet forecasters, especially those from the U.S, have
ignored the fact that it takes more time for regions outside the
U.S, to adapt to the Internet, due to such barriers as languages,
cultures and infrastructure. Also widely ignored is the fact that
most people outside the U.S. have started to use mobile phones
as part of their normal life. Today there are more mobile phones
than there are Internet connections via PC's.
Many industry analysts expect that, in a couple of years, between
30 to 50 % of Business-to-Consumer E-Commerce transactions
outside North America will be initiated by portable and cellular
devices. The result will be an astonishing growth of the actual
Internet network, a growth that is now being restrained by the
traditional landline-based network.
Scala's WAP application makes companies around the world
more competitive by providing real-time business information and
allowing the ability to enter business transactions via mobile
phones and other wireless devices. This enables business people
to be connected to their business management system, allowing
them to receive alerts and respond to business events while out of
their office or away from their desk.
With today's markets merging and borders blurring, customers
need to be able to choose globally. Unlike their competition,
Scala Business Solutions N.V. is experienced in providing a
global business solution for almost any country and language,
and understands that if a company wants to be competitive, it will
have to market, sell and operate globally.