The typical E-WorkBook implementation brings in data from across the enterprise. This data exists in different formats and is available in different technologies. Data Manager makes this data available to E-WorkBook through a single, standard, WebService interface. Any changes in the source data are handled transparently to E-WorkBook. As well as reducing the cost of maintaining the data connections the Data Manager ensures that E-WorkBook is able to connect consistently to the data. This means, for example, that there is no need to update the templates when a data location changes or indeed if a different data source is selected. The Data Manager presents the data to E-WorkBook through the WebService and in the format that E-WorkBook requires.
Initial configuration includes the connection to the respective data sources. We provide training on how to add and manage data sources with the a-tune Data Manager.