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Introduction to ATLANTIS

Overview of ATLANTIS CRM/SCM/ERP/MRP Application

Administering an ATLANTIS system, and maximizing the performance of its database in your organization is not the simplest of tasks and you’ll want to get an overview of the ATLANTIS Application. You need to fully understand how both the ATLANTIS system and SQL systems work in order to product accurate results in your organization, and you need to know how they work together. This page explains more about monitoring databases during operation, tuning them, running backup and recovery, and performing special operations for systems that use parallel technologies or that support unusually large databases.Introduction to ATLANTIS

Introduction to ATLANTIS

Introduction to the ATLANTIS system, which is a collection of software, or modules, that performs standard business functions for corporations from CRM, ERP, MRP, SCM, and more. The system has become very popular over the years because it provides a complete solution to standard business requirements through the supply chain such as manufacturing, aslide_1_2ccounting, financial management, and human resources. It incorporates the concepts of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and business process flows.

ATLANTIS is a product developed and marketed nexMatrix via it’s Value Added Resellers and Partner network. ATLANTIS is an acronym for “Automated Telemarketing Local Area Network Total Information System. Founded in 1981 by a company called Computer Business Systems, which includes the founder of nexMatrix and application developers, was initially developed solely for Supply Chain Management. For nearly three decades, the company grew slowly. Early versions of its software were CP/M networked based and appealed particularly to very large corporations controlling a very large and cumbersome supply chain.

During the 1980s, companies of all sizes began to embrace the concept of SCM systems and to gravitate toward packaged business applications. With the introduction of its client/server in the 1990s, the company unveiled a system that was attractive small-sized companies as well as to the large companies already using the ATLANTIS software. The ATLANTIS system today runs on a Linux platform with a powerful database. ATLANTIS competes directly with SAP and Siebel products and PeopleSoft products in the marketplace for ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning).

The ATLANTIS code is written in PHP. Originally written in Assembler, then COBOL and now with PHP and SQL. The use of PHP allows ATLANTIS customers to extend the functionality of the base product to better fit the needs of an organization’s business process and best practices.

The ATLANTIS application offers end users the ability to run their entire business from a single application vendor, even the sales process to manufacturing and coupling interfaces and reports from a Protel PBX. Some ATLANTIS customers choose to run their entire enterprise from ATLANTIS, while others run ATLANTIS only for specific business processes, such as manufacturing or finance, or Contact Relationship Management (CRM). ATLANTIS is designed to allow customers to choose their own set of business functions, and it is sold in many configurations – both as specific business functions and as enterprise-wide solutions.

An ATLANTIS customer can choose whatever applications meet their site’s specific business requirements. In addition, the customer is free to customize their ATLANTIS installation, adding new database entities as well as new functionality. For example, a company may use an inventory method that is non-standard but essential to the company’s efficiency; the basic ATLANTIS functionality can be modified to accommodate the specific requirements of that inventory method. The result of all of this flexibility is that virtually every ATLANTIS installation has its own specific configuration and set of functions. However, there are costs associated with customizing ATLANTIS. An organization that makes thousands of customizations to its ATLANTIS application may find itself spending addition monies and resources to upgrade ATLANTIS. When updates are made to ATLANTIS from the nexMatrix update server things can and will break. Using the API (Application Program Interface) allows companies to have data exported or queried from legacy application when and if required.

ATLANTIS is distributed as applications with functional modules inside each application. Applications are generally focused on particular business functions. The modules within each application perform specific business tasks such as capital investment management, personnel administration, and quality management. The major applications are financials, human resources, and logistics, described briefly in the following sections.

In addition to basic business functions:

ATLANTIS Business Intelligence initiative
ATLANTIS Supply Chain Management initiative
ATLANTIS Customer Relationship Management initiative
ATLANTIS Electronic Commerce
ATLANTIS Human Resources

To learn more about an ATLANTIS installation, please contact us or one of our Partners. You may use the contact form under Support or Where to Buy and have a Partner contact you. You find a faster ROI (Return on Investment) and lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) over competitive applications.