BOI Software Entwicklung und Vertrieb GmbH

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Manufacturing Industry

Typical Requirements

In order to remain competitive, manufacturing companies have to regularly optimize their internal processes. Production planning has to be scheduled with utmost precision, the workforce has to be organized depending on orders, bids have to be made depending on material and human resources, or stock on hand has to be optimized in terms of scheduled production. Supplying all employees with relevant information in a rapid, effective, and cost-effective manner is one of the core competencies of every company.

These objectives can be achieved with the use of a database system. Relevant control or parameter data are often stored in different kinds of tables. These control or parameter tables require careful handling.

TABEX/4 meets these requirements.

Computers for production often run on different operating systems than commercial software. In order to make table management and table access in such heterogeneous IT-environments as efficient as possible, one single data management system independent of platforms is required, ideally operating with just one uniform user interface for all kinds of platforms.

TABEX/4 runs independently of platform or database. Tables can thus be managed on various platforms and can be moved across different platforms. On all platforms one uniform user interface is available with identical functions for table access and maintenance for different programming languages. TABEX/4 provides an ODBC-interface as means to access all relational databases.

The immense number of different table data combinations results in a tremendous number of table accesses per day and thus requires high-performance and reliability.

TABEX/4 guarantees optimum and fastest possible table access through the use of a machine-oriented programming language in the TABEX/4 kernel and through the replication of tables in shared storage areas. The TABEX/4 solution economizes CPU resources and leads to significant license cost savings.

It is important to set specific release dates and times for data changes, especially for control data such as stock, disposability of work force, market prices of raw materials.

TABEX/4 has at its disposal technologies for temporal data management. By defining the validity time of table data, it is possible to activate changes to a pre-defined date or time (time-controlled releasing).

An easy-to-use table management system must reduce workload and increase safety for all employees in different departments (e.g., production, sales, purchasing, stock, but also accounting and controlling) and allow them to work with tables autonomously and safely without much training effort.

TABEX/4’s intuitive and comfortable user interface allows all departments of a company to create and manage tables with very low effort. Central table storage and local table maintenance prevent data redundancies and isolated applications.

If a company works 24/7, table access and table management must be possible non-stop.

TABEX/4 replicates tables in shared storage areas (in-memory handling). All data management operations are thus executable without any restrictions at any time.

Internal audits and legal requirements demand traceability of all data changes from IT-departments.

TABEX/4 is audit-proof and fulfils all revision requirements. For requests resulting from laws such as SOA or Euro-SOX, TABEX/4 offers the following functionalities: complete, variable and configurable logging of all table changes, release procedure with dual control (4-eyes principle), versioning of tables for optimum temporal table management, comprehensive checks of data consistency or plausibility and access protection through a fine-tuned authorization system.

Data from different databases or file formats such as MS EXCEL must be imported smoothly in the table management system. Table data should be distributed flexibly to printer, as a PDF, or exported to other databases, file formats or programs.

TABEX/4 allows importing of table data from other software products or other file formats such as MS EXCEL. The import is started right from the user interface and is carried out with execution of logical data checks. With TABEX/4, the possibilities for export or data distribution are manifold.

Table Access as well as table management have to be stable and safe.

For more than three decades, TABEX has been successfully used in many top companies in different lines of business without a single productive failure.

These companies run TABEX

Customer satisfaction with our products and services is our focus. Together we have successfully carried out many different projects over the years. We are very proud to count the following companies to our customers:

Alno (Pfullendorf - Germany) – IBM



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