Appendix

Table 1 (summary)

Criteria Category

Essential

Important

Desirable

Architecture

Multi-tier

Windows, Browser, Text clients

RDBMS/OBDMS

Standard WWW clients and servers

Scalable

Platform independent

Multi Processor

Industry Standard

X12 based EDI

ISO 1016x based ILL

ISO 10646 UNICODE

Thin client

Cross platform

OO interface

Development

User Access to Source code

ISO 9000 conformance

Version Control

ANSI C / C++ / Java

Control and Data interchange

ODBC, FTP, HTTP

Short cycles

Incremental change

IDE Code interchange

Class extensions

XML, XHTML,MIME

Apache, CGI, JVM, JNI

Single language per component

Enterprise Java Beans

ISO 9000 certificate

JDBC, CORBA, IIOP

Security

SSL via WWW

Staff mode encryption

TCSEC level C2

PKI

LDAP

SSH (for maintenance)

API for CA, LDAP

Attribute Server

Operations

99.99% uptime

24x7x365 operation

1 hour urgent response

Redundant operation option

Availability history

Live update / upgrade

Online indexing

Online reporting

Graphical customization interfaces

Universal client

SNMP