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EMALL is a procurement portal for the U.S. Department of Defense. Defense and federal personnel use it to shop for items ranging from office supplies and equipment to weapons systems. The personnel have various levels of privileges to access classified catalogs and place orders. They create "shopping carts" and submit their orders through a Web application. EMALL processes these orders via a rule engine with complex validation rules. After validating the orders, it sends requisitions to a supplier's system. Various authorized users can then track these orders. Hundreds of vendors compete for this business. They have a huge item inventory with several million SKU numbers. Their systems need to be able to accept these requisitions from EMALL, and send the status of the orders back. An order may take anywhere from a few milliseconds to several months to process. EMALL ... (more)

A Safe Architecture Framework

EMALL is a procurement and collaborative commerce portal for the U.S. Department of Defense and based on J2EE and WebLogic Platform 8.1. One core component of EMALL is a rule engine based on WebLogic Platform 8.1. EMALL integrates with Web applications, based on .NET and J2EE technology, through which DOD personnel submit and track orders. The rule engine validates these orders and submits requisitions to various defense suppliers. All of these systems interoperate, using ebXML 2.0, under stringent security requirements. In our previous article (WLDJ, Vol. 3, issue 1), we discusse... (more)