Nephelee.com: An Enterprise Application Lifecycle Platform

Enterprise Application Lifecycle Management Platform is a software and services ecosystem which offers state-of-art technology, software methodologies, enterprise applications, open collaborative environment for further expansion and accessible business metrics to meet effectively real enterprise needs.

Nephelee.com includes

  • jPlaton TM Java Cloud technology
  • Cirano TM Cloud IDE for application development
  • Infuse Security Layer
  • Comidor TM Enterprise Applications suite
  • Verticals Various verticals for market segments

And offers

  • Innovative technology
  • Business applications
  • Customization and integration
  • Expansion and growth
  • Adaptable business processes
  • Lowest TCO and running costs

Nephelee is an innovative platform !

  • Multi-layered platform and application structure
  • Cascaded XML application source design
  • Open source applications with no binaries
  • Low and easy-code development
  • Encapsulation of most modern technologies
  • Hybrid database connectivity
  • Integration of technology infrastructure with business superstructure

Platform offers high value at the lowest cost because integrates

  • 12 years of R&D in Cloud, Mobile and IoT technology
  • 10 years of business application development
  • Cutting edge proprietary development platform
  • Innovative software development methodology
  • Embedded social and business methods and utilities
  • Elastic pricing model
  • Extremely low cost of customization and development
  • 1: jPlaton Java-based Technology Framework
  • 2: CiRANO Cloud Integrated Development Environment
  • 3: Application Business Objects
  • 4: Comidor Business Tools and Apps
  • 5: Comidor Business Suite
  • 6: Comidor for Public Sector
  • 7: Custom vertical solution
  • 8: Partner’s applications (BioAssist)
  • 9: Solutions for Auto Industry
  • 10: Vertical Solutions

jPlaton Cloud Technology Framework

  • An integrated framework to develop multi-developer, multi-customer, multi-user, multi-session and multi-device open applications for the Cloud.
  • Lowers the initial and ongoing cost of ownership, decreases product development lifecycle cost and enhances business processes addressing direct value proposition.
  • Provides business adaptability and extendibility applying innovative methodologies.

Application Development

CiRANO IDE for the Cloud

  • A Java development environment for cloud applications that facilitates the modeling, composition, configuration and expansion of new or pre-existing applications
  • Addresses the need for a homogeneous environment which “hides” the implementation and deployment details. To achieve this goal and to allow the reuse of existing software components, JPA fully exploits the Model Driven Development (MDD) paradigm offered by JPlaton which separates the business logic from the development details. This separation simplifies the designing process as it reduces the actual development lifetime by automating most of the development phases.

Core Business Applications

An online business application suite which integrates

  • Enterprise Collaboration,
  • Integrated Communication,
  • Business Processes,
  • Business Performance,
  • Project management,
  • CRM,
  • Financials

Verticals/Healthcare

A tele-homecare solution helping aging, sick and disabled people receiving medical services while staying home using technology. An innovative portal bringing hi-tech to the benefit of society.

  • Contacts Management
  • Caring Person Management
  • Reminders and Alerts
  • Emergency call center
  • Distance monitoring
  • Biosignals recording-monitoring (sensors, Pebble watch)

Verticals/Car industry

AutoTest

  • A management suite for vehicle inspection centers which combines business management, web and mobile technologies.
  • Includes CRM capabilities making the solution even more powerful.
  • State of the art IT application able to manage the plethora of operations running in a Vehicle Technical Inspection Center (VTIC). Holistically controls all the processes required for accomplishing the technical inspection of vehicles in accordance with the state’s applicable law.
  • Penetrated the Greek VTIC market: 90% of Public VTICs (state owned) and 40% of the private VTICs.

The Future: Cloud, Mobility, Big Data, IoT

Gartner defines business process as a service (BPaaS) as “the delivery of business process outsourcing (BPO) services that are sourced from the cloud and constructed for multitenancy. Services are often automated, and where human process actors are required, there is no overtly dedicated labor pool per client. The pricing models are consumption-based or subscription-based commercial terms. As a cloud service, the BPaaS model is accessed via Internet-based technologies”. (gartner.com/glossary)


Cognizant focusing on the Enterprise needs of the next decade 2010-2020 developed a specialized approach to BPaaS outsourcing “enabling clients in multiple industries to move from a highfixed-cost, capital intensive model to a variable, consumptionbased cost structure, quickly adjusting resources to meet evolving demands of the business, wherever they arise, with greater flexibility and predictability”.

Cognizant BPaaS services include: Virtual clinical operations, Order Management as a Service, Digital Asset Management, Utilization Management, Care Management solutions and much more”
Cognizant promotes heavily the Financial Accounting As A Service. (http://www.cognizant.com/business-process-services)

“Over the next 10 years, we are going to see a massive scaling of data that needs to be managed.”

“…the twin benefits of cloud are saving on IT and agility, but the result at the end of the journey is BIG DATA!” (Chuck Hollis, EMC)


NEXT DECADE CHARACTERISTICS

  • Big Data
  • Extremely (IT-)Informed Buyers (with 5-to-10 years sourcing strategy)
  • Contract Facilitation & Monitoring
  • Vendor Development (collab engagement)

“Our research across the promise, the challenges, the impacts, the innovations and the management of Cloud has shown that the more technology gets moved out of the way – into the Cloud and/or the supplier – the more the technology function can focus on the real job which is to take the capabilities that technology happens to make available and exploit them for business purposes. Cloud is, convincingly, a way forward – toward information management, business analytics, IT-enabled business innovation, and digital business. (Accenture “Cloud and the Future of Business”)

The Market

Business software for small and medium size Enterprises

1. SME’s recognize the problem and looking for solution

  • 91% see high TCO as significant or very significant problem
  • 87% see difficult updates as significant or very significant problem
  • 86% see poor cross-functional processes as significant and very significant problem
  • 80% see poor quality as significant or very significant problem

2. Market size

  • The SaaS (Software-As-A-Service) market was valued at $22.6B in 2013.
  • The worldwide enterprise market for PaaS (Platform-As-A-Service) was valued at $1,58M in 2013.
  • Industry-wise, the global healthcare cloud computing market was valued at USD $4.2B in 2014.

3. Maturity of the market

  • Companies using: SaaS: 63% - IaaS: 36% - PaaS: 22%
  • Mean Time for a company to reach maturity: SaaS: 2,7 years - IaaS: 3 years - PaaS: 3,3 years

4. Growth rate / Market forecasts

  • IDC predicts SaaS enterprise applications will be a $50.8B market by 2018 (IDC).
  • The worldwide enterprise market for PaaS will grow to $2.9B in 2016, representing a 26.6% CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate)within the part 5 years.
  • The Cloud Collaboration market is estimated to grow from $10.5 billion in 2014 to $21.4 billion in 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15.3% from 2014 to 2019.
  • The global healthcare cloud computing market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20.1% from 2014 to 2020, to reach an estimated value of USD 12,6B in 2020.

5. Supporting data

History

  • 1999
  • jPlaton platform, an integrated design, development and running environment for open distributed applications initiated as a innovative project.

  • 2004
  • B-Open SA founded in Thessaloniki, Greece by Spiros Skolarikis with main aim the design and development of software enterprise applications based on its proprietary Java technology (jPlaton)

  • 2007
  • B-Open becomes a leader in Vehicle inspection centers Greek market, with jKTEO solution implemented 100% on jPlaton technology. Other business applications running on jPlaton are delivered also in Greek market.

  • 2008-2012
  • B-Open invests into Cloud technologies and transforms jPlaton from a Client-Server development and runtime framework into a cutting-edge Cloud platform.

  • 2012
  • Announcement of Comidor v.1.0 an integrated business online suite developed on jPlaton for the Cloud which integrates Enterprise Collaboration, Project Management, CRM and Business Processes.

  • 2013-2014
  • BioAssist an assisted living solution announced by BioAssist based on jPlaton Cloud and IoT technology

  • 2014-2015
  • Research project CiRANO,IDE an Cloud IDE funded by B-Open and EU.

  • 2015
  • Introduction of the Nephelee.com an “Enterprise Applications Lifecycle Platform”.