The Virgin Entertainment IT development team also looked at IBM WebSphere but concluded that "BizTalk excelled in the area of XML and Web services development," said Paul Duchouquette, director of IT with Virgin Entertainment. The server watches for refunds that exceed a certain amount or for volume discounts that exceed company policies, which are among the most frequent scams executed by employees, explains Winningham."We want employees to be aware that the system is there if they are thinking about ripping us off," Winningham said. eWEEK.com Enterprise Applications Center Editor John Pallatto is a veteran journalist in the field of enterprise software and Internet technology. Check out eWEEK.coms Enterprise Applications Center at http://enterpriseapps.eweek.com for more news, views and analysis. Be sure to add Our eWEEK.com Enterprise Applications news feed to your RSS newsreader:
The system notifies loss prevention managers that a suspicious transaction has popped up via cell phones or pagers, Winningham said, allowing them to immediately check the validity of the transaction. The system can flag a suspicious transaction within 10 minutes after it is entered. Its possible for store managers to track down a fraudulent transaction while the perpetrator "is still standing behind the point of sale terminal," he said.