|Customization Workbench a set of
macros, APIs, forms editors, and other utility programs to easily customize and
extend the functionality of Sage PFW)
has extended the PFW offering through Strategic Partnerships to include (but not limited
to) the following:
- Sage FAS Fixed Assets2000
Discreet and Process manufacturing system (Industrios, Batch Master)
Sage PFW has over 30,000 installed sites, some of which have many add on products created
by 3rd party vendors.
- Client/Server Architecture N-Tier Architecture
Sage PFW is a suite of highly modular, integrated client/server
financial accounting applications designed to deliver reduced cost of ownership through
state-of-the-art technology. With its N-Tier architecture, Sage PFW can be optimized for
your specific needs.
Sage PFW was the first Mid-Level accounting solution, written just for
the btrieve database. This means that Sage PFW runs Sage FAS Fixed Assetster than the competition.
Competitors like Great Plains and Solomon were built for other databases and had their
code ported over to run on Btrieve.
Sage PFW utilizes native Windows client applications. In addition, the
software will incorporate the latest object technology for desktop application integration
(OLE 2.0, Sage PFW Basic). Sage PFW is also the only mid-level accounting solution that
uses Single Document Interface, or SDI.
The PFW Toolset provides full access to both client and server
functionality to enable exact tailoring to custom requirements. These facilities provide
complete integration, combined with the outstanding performance of a fully optimized
Btrieve database. Documentation includes a full Database Schema and Entity Relationship
- Advanced Networking and Communications
Sage PFW runs across LANs and WANs, and supports standard networking
protocols such as TCP/IP, Novell IPX/SPX, and Microsoft NT Server.
- Integration of Microsoft Office
Sage PFW is tightly integrated with Microsoft Office. For example, the
software can incorporate Microsoft Word for Windows templates that allow users to create
customized Statements and Dunning letters. We have also developed Excel interfaces using
both OLE 2.0. Data integrity is maintained as applications adhere to the Sage PFW security
Sage PFW fully supports Microsoft Object Linking and Embedding 2.0,
which enables customers to integrate not only other Microsoft products, but any OLE
By testing and certifying configurations from several major hardware
manufacturers, Sage PFW has taken the guesswork out of configuring the server and has
provided optimum performance levels for given configurations. Sage PFW has been delivering
financial software solutions since 1984, with a large installed base of satisfied
- Client/Server Performance @ LAN Based Prices
Sage PFW has been designed so that data intensive processing is done one
or several application servers, separate from where the database resides, and the
application management, reporting and graphical user interface are on the client. This
results in scaleable high performance, and a reduction of network traffic as compared to
other client/server approaches.
The Sage PFW data model enables customers to take advantage of add-on
applications already offered by Sage PFWs channel partners and third-party
developers. For growing companies, Sage PFW products are designed to provide a seamless
transition in which upward migration is transparent and automatic.
In the next wave of client/server technology, Sage PFW believes that the
market will shift from vendors who attempt to be all things to all people in favor of
vendors who can offer excellence in a particular field. For this reason, Sage PFW has
adopted a "best-of-breed" strategy. Sage PFW has identified other vendors across
the industry with the same perception of the market, and has entered into the long term
partnerships designed for integrated delivery of best-of-breed application suites to