Palo Alto, CA--March 24, 1997--Hewlett-Packard Co. (Palo Alto, CA) announced that The Baan Company (Menlo Park, CA) is providing a performance-optimized edition of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications for HP's PA-RISC-based enterprise servers--currently for PA-8000 and any future PA-RISC processor. HP's is the first hardware platform to get a Baan performance-optimized edition. Joint HP and Baan customers will see no difference in functionality or the way they receive software updates, only improved performance with the new optimized editions, which are expected to be available later this year.
Baan maintains one version of its source code, and Baan and any other company developing software for HP computers can take advantage of special compile-time options in HP's source-code compilers. One of the compile-time options produces object code optimized to make use of the features in that particular PA-RISC-based system. The resulting Baan binaries are performance-optimized for the specific server being used by the customer, taking advantage of HP's extensions to its Unix operating system, HP-UX, and industry-leading PA-RISC architecture.
Palo Alto, CA
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