VisiBroker at Manhattan Associates

Manhattan Associates is a best-in-class global solutions provider or supply chain commerce leaders—organizations intent on creating enduring market advantages by leveraging their supply chains. To support its Warehouse Management System for Open Systems, it turned to CORBA and deployed an Object Request Broker (ORB) infrastructure.

Supporting major retail customers meant managing many millions of transactions on a daily basis. Manhattan’s initial ORB choice could not handle the volume and the architectures which varied by customer, so an alternative was sought. Micro Focus VisiBroker provided the best suited cross-platform and industry standard RPC/IPC mechanism and the decision was quickly made to implement it. For nearly 15 years, VisiBroker has acted as the “glue” between Web server-based requests originating from Visual Basic COM objects and has been responsible for all inter-process communication between the 100s of Manhattan’s C++ processes. The solution was deployed to over 350 customers on a global basis.