| SmartWare Visual
SmartWare has a long history and was first released in 1983 as an office
suite. During that time the desktop has moved to multiple window
GUIs. The major question for SmartWare loyalist has been when will
SmartWare get a more Windows like look and feel? The answer is Visual
product has come a long ways in the last three years. During these
three years the database engine has updated, changing the data structure
for the first time since 1988. The new data structure lays the
groundwork for support of huge file sizes and data content that reflect
the needs of the future as well as support for the Client-Server OLTP data
model required for true distributed database applications. With the
release of 4.5, the foundation has been laid for product improvements.
Building off of this foundation SmartWare is positioned to offer new
features for years to come. We believe Smartware has moved back to
the position it once held as a premier programming platform, with the
release of Visual Smartware. We would like to thank all of the
loyal users for their patience and hope you enjoy Visual Smartware.
A Focus on Integration
There are numerous primary feature improvements to the new Visual SmartWare Product.
Many of this features are focused on Integration. With Visual SmartWare you can pull
together all of the common office software programs. Being a programming
environment with a c-tree database behind it, a programmer can handle a large
amount of data from a number of sources. Those sources could include other
databases, all of the Microsoft Office applications, other COM enabled software
such as QuickBooks or Data Max. SmartWare can act as the central hub for
this type of communication.
Automation of business practices and the office is a reality and not just a
utopian dream. Many of today's applications are COM ready and most
databases provide improved ODBC drivers. With all of these different
applications in the business environment how does one get them all to talk and
play together. We believe the answer will be SmartWare.