Software United

What is Software United?

Software United is a Business Model for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and System Integrators (SIs). The model is designed and organized by VDEL and backed up by leading worldwide software vendors. The Business Model will strive to offer business partners true flexibility and new possibilities in order to develop joint business.
Software United offers an integrated platform for business solutions based on leading worldwide software products and enterprise-grade open source software .
ISVs and SIs can use Software United Business Model and Software United platform to offer stable, protected, respectable and competitive solutions with unbeatable price/performance ratio, strong brands and partner’s ecosystem behind.
 

Why is Software United especially important today?

Today, in the ever more competitive environment, every IT department faces a lot of challenges like reduced and limited budgets, rapidly changing market demands, lack of skilled staff, high cost of keeping complex support infrastructure, etc.
Software United helps in addressing these issues and offers new opportunities to drive business now during present highly competitive times and in the future as well. VDEL will certify these applications in association with the respective worldwide software vendors and promote them throughout the world using well-known, established channels. Full 1st and 2nd level support will be assured through the certified support centers in the regions.
Implementing VDEL Business philosophy the age of Open Source has arrived.
Open Source applications are now a part of almost every IT system in the world. Over the past few years we have striven to ensure that we take advantage of this maturing market, offering a range of Open Source and best of breed worldwide recognised applications. VDEL is now pleased to announce the integration of these elements together into a single comprehensive platform to ensure a win-win combination.
 

Software United Products - Alfresco OEM Program

OSL Distribution has enhanced its OEM Partner Program in response to rapidly growing demand.

The program is specifically designed to assist those interested in embedding Enterprise Content Management into their applications and is intended to let OEMs and ISVs concentrate on their core skills, product development and support, leaving the content management to Alfresco.

How to join the OEM program and benefit from Software United Products and services?

Partner needs to purchase one of the Packages available within the program, according to his individual needs. Each package gives Customer a certain amount of credits, that are exchanged for licences as defined in each package description below.

We offer:

  • Ready Package

  • Gold Package

  • Platinum Package

SOFTWARE UNITED PRODUCTS: READY PACKAGE



Software United Products:

Ready Partner Package

Maximum units in the package = 10 units per year, where:

Extra units can be purchased by stack of 10 units
 

  • OEM Restricted Departmental Edition = 1 unit

- maximum 1CPU / per end user installation

- hybrid sync 25 named users on Alfresco Standard Cloud

Alfresco software component embedded:

Alfresco Departmental Edition

SLA provided:

  • access to updates and support portal, but no support cases from Alfresco

  • Partner supports specific component

  Upsell:

30% off on the then current Alfresco price list

  • Record management option

  • Workdesk product

Upgrade the OEM to Full licence:

Discount of 48% on the then current price list for the first year only of full Alfresco subscription

Example:

With a credit of 10 units a Customer can use it for:

10 end users installations of OEM Restricted Alfresco Departmental Edition

SOFTWARE UNITED PRODUCTS: GOLD PACKAGE



Software United Products:

Gold Partner Package

Maximum units in the package = 60 units per year, where:

Extra units can be purchased by stack of 30 units
 

  • OEM Restricted Departmental Edition = 1 unit

- maximum 1CPU / per end user installation

- hybrid sync 25 named users on Alfresco Standard Cloud

  • OEM Restricted Enterprise Edition = 15 units

- 2CPU / per end user installation

- hybrid sync 50 named users on Alfresco Standard Cloud

  • or a mix of all the above until the units are depleted

 

Alfresco software component embedded:

Alfresco Departmental Edition

SLA provided:

  • access to updates and support portal, but no support cases from Alfresco

  • partner supports specific component

     

    Alfresco Enterprise Edition

    SLA provided

  • Enterprise SLA - 24/7 support SLA (exhibit A)

    ( Alfresco only supports Partner)

     

    Support provided for 1 year after the date of sale for Enterprise only

Upsell:

48% off on the current Alfresco price list

  • Record management.

  • Workdesk product

  • Index server

  • Transformation server

  • WCM components (ASR,FSR)

Upgrade the OEM to Full licence:

Discount of 48% on the then current price list for the first year only of full Alfresco subscription

Example:

With a credit of 60 units a Customer can use it for:
60 end user installations of OEM Restricted Alfresco Departmental Edition

or
4 end user installations of OEM Restricted Alfresco Enterprise Edition

or

a mix of all until the credit point is depleted

SOFTWARE UNITED PRODUCTS: PLATINUM PACKAGE



Software United Products:

Platinum Partner Package

Maximum units in the package = 60 units, where:

Extra units can be purchased by stack of 60 units

  • OEM Restricted Departmental Edition = 1 unit

- maximum 1CPU / per end user installation

- hybrid sync 25 named users on Alfresco Standard Cloud

  • OEM Restricted Enterprise Edition = 10 units

- 2CPU / per end user installation

- hybrid sync 50 named users on Alfresco Standard Cloud

  • OEM Limited Departmental Edition= 15 units

- maximum 1CPU / per end user installation

- hybrid sync 25 named users on Alfresco Standard Cloud

  • OEM Limited Enterprise Edition = 30 units

- 2CPU / per end user installation

- hybrid sync 50 named users on Alfresco Standard Cloud

  • or a mix of all the above until the units are depleted

 

Alfresco software component embedded:

Alfresco Departmental Edition

SLA provided:

  • access to updates and support portal, but no support cases from Alfresco

  • Partner supports specific component

    Alfresco Enterprise Edition

    SLA provided

  • Enterprise SLA - 24/7 support SLA (exhibit A)

    ( Alfresco only supports Partner)

    Support provided for 1 year after the date of sale for Enterprise only

Upsell:

for Alfresco Departmental Edition:

  • Record management option

  • Workdesk product

     

    for Alfresco Enterprise Edition:

  • Record management ,

  • Workdesk ,

  • Index server

  • Transformation server,

  • WCM components

     

    48% discount (on then current price list)

Upgrade the OEM to Full licence:

Discount of 48% on the then current price list for the first year only of full Alfresco subscription

 

Software United Accounting and Reporting System (ARS)

Software product is designed as a complex, module software solution, based on Oracle technologies. OEM-based scheme and module construction allows to fit with the customer’s needs of well-known and approved solutions, without additional costs for the components integration. Bundled components define the ARS solution as a proper way to fulfill the needs of particular project.

ARS solution is designed for the parallel financial report preparation, according to different standards (IFRS, Russian Accounting standards, Tax reports, management reporting etc.). Scope of ARS usage covers enterprise management, financial reporting, budget planning, enterprise effectiveness (modelling and infrastructure building).

ARS solution functions:

Creation of enterprise reporting for the further analysis of planned and actual performance of financial and economic activity of the company on the basis of Oracle BI with the granularity of each document
Building a system of key performance indexes of the enterprise
Creation and approval of a budget (rules and regulations)
Setting-up the collection of indexes from managed companies, sub-offices and head office of the company
Integration with accounting and other systems using API for loading to the data warehouse 
Modeling of different planned performance scenarios and preparing a well-laid-out plan
Extending the data warehouse without developer (creation of new indexes, measures through the settings)
Full-featured access from mobile devices
Access differentiation on the loading/reading information. Detailed logging of all accesses to information and sign-on attempts 
 

Distribution of the solution is allowed by licensing model, license purchase and signed agreement are required for resell as well as for usage of ARS. EULA is covering the conditions of solution usage and its components. ARS solution is available in two versions: Standard and Enterprise, for medium and major spheres of business, respectively. For the growing needs fulfillment migration from Standard to Enterprise license is available, via Upgrade-license purchase. Module specification is described in the table below.

Solutions version Standard Enterprise Upgrade
Bundled components      
Oracle Database Enterprise Edition V V  
Accounting & Reporting Module V V  
Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus - V V
Upgrade Module (for “upgrade” licenses only)     V

 

Software United Procurement Platform

Procurement Platform was designed to provide basic platform features required to build state portals, including electronic data exchange with external systems, recording and logging operations, provision of legal significance.
The solution is to manage tenders and auctions for the purchase of goods and services required by the ministries and government agencies that includes:
  • budgeting for tenders based on overall budget from the intranet systems
  • publication of tender and auction documentation
  • management of electronic documentation submitted by the potential suppliers
  • management of the delivery as per tender documentation
  • auction management for the best pricing between the companies
  • publication of results and quality assurance
 
Following is the general description of Procurement Platform modules and their basic functionality:
Module Common Tasks Description
Module 1
  • Subsystem for integration with external information resources
  • Subsystem for a single fund of reference data

Subsystem for integration with external information resources:

  • Interaction with external automated systems of suppliers that are not to be allowed to be contracted
  • Interaction with external automated systems for maintaining the registered contracts
  • Interaction with autonomous external automated systems of registered subcontractors
  • Interaction with external automated systems for official complaints

Subsystem of a single fund of reference information:

  • Centralized maintenance manuals required for the operation of the System
  • Search for information in reference books
  • Editing data using applications manuals and without applications (depending on the method of reference)
  • Processing of applications for change of data references
  • Change of reference books, which are maintained in the system
  • Editing the structure of directories 
Module 2
  • Subsystem for information control
  • Subsystem for information availability
  • Users subsystem
Users control subsystem
  • User authentication
Subsystem for information availability
  • Open access to published information:
§  View information about placing an order and clarification
§  Show changes in information about placing an order and explanations for them
§  Preserving the user’s workstation published documents
  • Grouping of the published information in accordance with the following criteria:
§  Ways of placing an order
§  Customers/customer groups
§  Sources of funding
  • Search published information in the following ways:
§  Set of details: user input of search values must be manually detailed/selecting the appropriate directory
§  Context-sensitive search, taking into account the multi-lingual/multi-alphabet morphology for the search of a specific word/ phrase in the details/ description of the orders/ documents
Users control subsystem:
  • User management systems, including:
§  Adding a new user
§  Removing/blocking users
§  Management of the rights of authorized users, depending on your responsibilities, the appointment of the following functional user roles
  • List management operations available to the user in a particular role within your organization
Subsystem control information:
  • Forming a list of prohibited expressions in the formulation/publication of information in the system
  • Definition of control rules and algorithms
  • Monitoring of information in the formation/publication of information in the system
Subsystem availability of information:
  • Open access to published information
  • Grouping of published information
Module 3
  • Subsystem of legal significance

Subsystem to provide legal significance:

  • Electronic signature of the order information, placed in the system: all files of orders issued in the system, as well as all the protocols, messages and protocols, and notices of changes
  • Inspection of certificates, digital signatures, list of revoked certificates
  • Certificate management
  • Authentication signature when loading documents into the system and order the publication of information about the order
  • Obtain confirmation of the information publication about the order in the system: receiving a user publishes information about order, time stamps, confirming the date and time of publication of order information, confirming the status of the published information about the order
Module 4
  • Subsystem for information availability
  • Users subsystem
  • Subsystem of a single fund of reference data

Subsystem for information availability:

  • Providing access to the data provided in the public domain

Subsystem of a single fund of reference information:

  • Access to reference data

Users subsystem

  • Providing access to information about the user
Module 5
  • Management of backup and recovery
Providing non-functional requirements for reserve

Software United Fund Accounting

Software United Fund Accounting implements a wide range of tasks for the control and use of raised funds (from both the commercial and nonprofit organizations) for the implementation of the project tasks. Management of Grants should be considered as a special case of projects activity.

The system is designed to effectively manage and monitor the use of project objectives (Grant) that allows you to remove bottlenecks and streamline processes.

Software United Fund Accounting  includes main features:

  • Registration Applications for fundraising - reflection in «SU Fund Accounting» project (Grant) funding. In the system can be loaded with templates of applications for organizations of different levels (state, municipal, commercial, noncommercial) also individuals;
  • Maintain key performance indicators (metrics) application (project Grant):

Objectives of the project (Grant) and options for its execution in real and financial terms;

The participants of the project (Grant) – « SU Fund Accounting» provides an opportunity to reflect all the necessary information between all project participants (Grant), both the applicant and the contractor, with the subsequent approval of the necessary information between all key personnel with different access levels;

The status of the project (Grant) – for example, «On the coordination», «Signing», «Agreed», «Execution», «Closed». All administrators and key personnel the project control the execution of the project (Grant) for the whole life cycle of the project (Grant);

The selection stages of the project (Grant) – « SU Fund Accounting» allows you to break the project (Grant) into several components by time intervals. The stages of the project (Grant) may be dependent (each subsequent step is performed after the previous one), and independent, with independent phases of the project (Grant) may be executed in parallel to all the other stages;

The risks and consequences of failure of the project (Grant) at each stage;

Characteristics of ongoing works – construction, research, training, management, production, etc.;

The characteristic of the object that allocated project budget (Grant) is a building, office, laboratory, etc.

The financial performance of the project throughout the project (Grant) as a whole and for each stage (planned and actual)

  • «SU Fund Accounting» allows each user to add evaluation criteria of the project with the required characteristics. All assigned assessment criteria affect the subsequent analysis of the execution of the project (Grant) in subsequent;
  • «SU Fund Accounting» has the ability to store all documentation in electronic form that allows for maintain electronic documentation and storage of all documents for the project (Grant) received from the various services;
  • «SU Fund Accounting» monitors control the execution of the project for each phase of the project (Grant) is formed by the calendar of execution, allowing you to track its performance both in the physical sense (construction, training, etc.) and in monetary terms.

The solution of «SU Fund Accounting» is built on Oracle dB, which ensures rapid access to the data anywhere in the world.

«SU Fund Accounting» combines a powerful criteria selection system of reporting. The solution allows you to build managerial and financial reports (cash flow) in varying degrees of detail and with different selection criteria (in all characteristics). Reports are generated using Oracle BI. Using Oracle BI provides the ability to generate reports of any kind in varying degrees of detail. Using Oracle BI allows you to analyze the project (Grant) in terms of its execution.

In the case of negative data, the project stages can be adjusted on all counts. History of all changes on the project (Grant) is saved.

To monitor the execution of all announced programs under the project (Grant) uses the notification mechanism. Administrators and key personnel of the project upon the occurrence of a critical time and volume of non-fulfillment of the project receive emails stating that the project (Grant) is approaching a critical value. In the execution stages of the project (Grant) administrators and key personnel are also informed by receiving alerts (email).

«SU Fund Accounting» has developed mechanisms designer business applications, which allows you to effectively customize a solution for managing projects (Grants) including:

  • Information support of the activities of the Foundation and its programs;
  • Situational analysis of the perceived effectiveness of the projects (Grants) and budget capacity;
  • Plan costs for the declared projects and the choice of performers (Grant recipients);
  • Monitoring the use of budget, timing, quality, and efficiency of design work;
  • Operational plan adjustments;
  • Change management in terms of correction of metrics;
  • Management personnel involved in the projects (Grants)

Software United Fund Accounting Model