Work Study

ISSN: 0043-8022

Article publication date: 1 April 2000



(2000), "E-benchmark", Work Study, Vol. 49 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/ws.2000.07949bad.005



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited


Baan, the global provider of enterprise business software, showed the results of performance benchmark tests on an e-commerce application. In the test, Baan achieved scalability to 2,000 concurrent users of E-Configuration, a key-component of the company's E-Enterprise and Front Office product suites. The benchmark was performed on the Microsoft Windows NT platform, using four Compaq ProLiant 6500 and 7000/XEON Systems. E-Configuration is a sell-side commerce solution that enables companies to leverage a sophisticated product configuration engine to support complex transactions via Web-store fronts. With E-Configuration, a company can support interactive selection of variants and accurately match exact customer needs with product and service offerings. The benchmark was designed to measure the scalability and speed of the E-Configuration software to simulate thousands of concurrent users attempting to perform complex configurations simultaneously through the Web. On the Windows NT and Compaq platforms, the Baan E-Configuration solution achieved a linear scalability of 2,000 concurrent users, which represents a significant increase in order processing and revenue generation for a typical company selling complex products or services via the Web. Visit the Web site at: www.baan.com

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