SYWARE Introduces Northwind Mobile Traders: New Software Template Aids Quick & Easy Creation of Mobile Applications
Application template hides complexity of creating data-driven enterprise applications for order entry, sales tracking, inventory management
Cambridge, MA (August 25, 2004) - SYWARE®, Inc., a leading developer of intuitive database tools for business and personal productivity, today announced Northwind Mobile Traders, a software template that allows the quick and easy creation of data-driven mobile applications for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs. Northwind Mobile Traders is modeled after Microsoft's® Northwind Traders sample database software for Windows-based systems running Access or SQL Server. SYWARE's new, mobile edition runs in conjunction with the company's award-winning database and forms development software, Visual CE®, and provides users with pre-built templates that allow for quick and easy creation of mobile order entry, sales tracking, and inventory management applications.
"The biggest challenge facing businesses, regardless of their size, is how to obtain faster access to critical information," said Sy Danberg, President of SYWARE. "That means fast order processing, efficient sales tracking, and just-in-time inventory management. A mobile platform provides the flexibility needed to achieve these goals, whether you're looking at the receiving dock or field service. Now, Northwind Mobile Traders helps businesses more quickly develop and deploy just such applications, with no programming required. Start with a pre-built template and you're off and running in no time."
a Grip on Crucial Data
Mobile Traders includes tables for products/items, suppliers, customers,
orders, employees, and categories. Users can enter additional information,
edit existing data, and create their own applications for order entry,
sales tracking, and inventory management.
Forms & Easy-to-Use Databases
Visual CE's flexible forms designer provides complete control over the form creation process. Text, numbers, and pictures can be placed anywhere on the screen. Applications can draw from a complete set of controls: drop down lists, labels, edit boxes, note boxes, check boxes, radio buttons, command buttons, lookups, grid control, and more. Font control, device-based printing, timestamps, Digital Ink (scribble), and calculated fields are also supported. Additional features include support for color, data filtering, wild card searches, password protection, and calculations across records.
Now users can create their own mobile applications by starting with the data available in Northwind Mobile Traders. The template's pre-built tables, forms, and database objects allow quick and easy development of a variety of applications to track sales and inventory.
Existing Visual CE 8.x customers can obtain a copy of Northwind Mobile Traders by downloading a no-charge upgrade to version 8.2. Visual CE customers of previous versions can obtain Northwind Mobile Traders by upgrading to the most recent version of Visual CE for the normal upgrade cost at http://www.syware.com/prodlib/win_ce/vce/upgrades.htm.
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