September 24, 2012
By Delmar Dehn
I am happy to introduce the first in a series of postings that will discuss some of the key new features planned for the upcoming Infor Lawson System Mobile Monitor product. It will be the first mobile application for Infor Lawson system administration. Experts from across Infor will be contributing to this series. The first contributor is Rajan Shanmugavelu, Senior System Development Manager. Rajan is leading the Infor Product Development team building the Infor Lawson System Mobile Monitor product.
Infor Lawson System Mobile Monitor – Overview
By Rajan Shanmugavelu
Monitoring and administration of ERP systems require constant attention of the IT professional. Whether it is proactive monitoring of the system(s) or responding to emergency calls, IT administrators need to have access to their laptop or desktop and connect via VPN (virtual private network) into the corporate network. Alternatively, they can be physically present in the office and connect to the on-premise network to monitor or resolve issues. This approach is tedious, time consuming and does not offer any flexibility to the already burdened IT staff.
However with recent advances in mobile technology, applications that were once built for computer desktops can now be made available on a mobile device. Hence users are no longer confined in a particular place to conduct his or her business and transactions can be done while travelling or outside the office.
We at Infor have taken advantage of this rapidly proliferating trend and are building a secure mobile application for monitoring and administering the Infor Lawson system. The application is targeted towards IT Administrators, based on open standards and with the objective to reduce the overall total cost of ownership (TCO) of the Infor Lawson system. Whether you are watching a ball game or travelling somewhere on business or vacation, you will now have the peace of mind to be able to frequently monitor the Infor Lawson system from a mobile device. This will help improve efficiency, increase flexibility and transform the way IT staffs do their business.
The planned application will be supported on Android and Apple iPhone mobile devices and fully secured using Lawson Security which is a requirement. Additionally, a set of mobile web services will be delivered for deployment on the Infor Lawson system. Here are some of the planned key capabilities of the application:
- Detailed monitoring of the Infor Lawson services
- Ability to stop/start the Infor Lawson system
- System & network diagnostics
- System resource utilization
- Jobs and other queue related information
The Infor Lawson System Mobile Monitor screen shot below will give you some idea of what the product looks like.
Figure 1: Infor Lawson System Mobile Monitor – Home panel
Please watch for upcoming postings that will provide more details about the planned Infor Lawson System Mobile Monitor product’s features and benefits.
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