To respect the Agile Software Development (ASD), is not only to follow the project management methods described in ASD. It is necessary to have the tools for actual development in an iterative way, starting from a simple concept and growing to the desired level of the Final User, in a collaborative way. It must also have the flexibility to easily extend the functionality at any moment.

Efikton® follows the Service Oriented Architecture principles so any Application is broken down in simple interconnected services.  Any Service developed with Efikton® is build using nearly more than two hundreds preexisting “genes” which provide the Service functionality.

The developer by enabling or configuring these “genes” gives functionality to the Service. This can be done in a gradual way, any time, even when the Application is in full use, without disturbing the Application User. As a result of this methodology:

  • Efikton® Applications are complete Open
  • Efikton® Applications are codeless in their greatest part.
  • Many Developers can work in the Same Application, even in the same part of the functionality of the application
  • Applications are developed faster.
  • Having the advantage of prototype’s quick delivery, the discussion between the developers and the Application Owners becomes easy and productive.
  • Allows persons without specialized knowledge about Programming to participate in the Application Development.

Applications developed in Efikton® are complete and rich in functionality. The developer may apply such as :

  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Process Management - Workflow
  • Business Rules Management
  • Document Management
  • Web User Interface (man to machine communication)
  • Web Services (machine to machine communication)
  • Collaboration (synergy of multiple departments or  by multiple organizations)
  • Advanced multilevel security
  • Distributed data repository
  • Advance Integration with other Systems

In addition:

  • Codeless Development - the construction of the Applications is done without writing software code, allowing fast development by non-programmers, easy learning and long-term life cycle of the application
  • Openness - Services created by Efikton® are open to be modified by the end user, allowing easy adaptability to the particular and continuously changing needs of the company
  • Scalable Implementation - allowing low-cost investment and fast results.
  • Services Exchange – services can be transferred from one Efikton platform to another allowing the establishment of Developers’ Communities
  • Web User Interface - unitary / dynamic / contextualized / engages sense & sensibility

Efikton® is accompanied with hundreds of already implemented services and applications in the field of Manufacturing Supply Chain:

  • Operational Planning
  • Industrial Costing
  • Order Promising
  • Rule Based Forecasting
  • Material Supply & Demand
  • Capacity Planning
  • Master Data Management
  • Production Control
  • Work Order Management
  • Project Management
  • Product Development & Lifecycle Management
  • Quality Management
  • Supply Chain Collaboration
  • Innovation Management