As if anyone needed any more evidence that SharePoint is a platform, and not merely document management or collaboration software, Magic Software’s announcement at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference earlier this week should leave no doubt.
Magic Software provides the iBOLT integration software for enterprise software packages such as Dynamics CRM, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, SAP and more. Now, Magic Software is tying SharePoint 2010 to Oracle’s JD Edwards via its iBOLT business and process integration suite.
People who’ve used SharePoint as a platform need to be able to tie their line-of-business applications to back-end data stored in these ERP and CRM systems. This type of integration proves SharePoint can be used to manage the user experience while iBOLT orchestrates the integration, according to Magic Software.
With iBOLT, users can create new metadata-driven business process workflows, the company said, to implement end-to-end business processes and changes to them.
The growing presence of SharePoint at Microsoft events such as TechEd and WPC shows how critical the software is to Microsoft’s cloud-based computing strategy.