Technology

Microsoft .NET

.NET is the Microsoft solution for Web services, the next generation of software that connects our world of information, devices, and people in a unified, personalized way.

.NET technology enables the creation and use of XML-based applications, processes, and websites as services that share and combine information and functionality on any platform or smart device, thus providing tailored solutions for organizations and individuals.

.NET is a comprehensive family of products, built on industry and internet standards, that provide for each aspect of the application experience. This includes development (tools), configuration (building block services and smart clients), deployment (servers) and experiencing  (user interaction) web services. .NET is a large part of the Microsoft applications, tools, and services you already use today – as well as new products that extend web service capabilities to all of your business needs.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2008 is a comprehensive database platform providing enterprise-class data management with integrated business intelligence (BI) tools. The SQL Server 2008 database engine provides more secure, reliable storage for both relational and structured data, enabling you to build and manage highly available, performance optimized data applications that may be used to take your business to the next level.

The SQL Server 2008 data engine lies at the core of this enterprise data management solution. Additionally, SQL Server 2008 combines the best in analysis, reporting, integration, and notification functionality. This enables your team to build and deploy cost-effective solutions that can drive data into every corner of your business through scorecards, dashboards, web services, and mobile devices.

Close integration with Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Office, and a suite of new development tools sets SQL Server 2008 apart. Whether you are a developer, database administrator, information associate, or decision maker, SQL Server 2008 provides innovative solutions that help you gain more value from your data.

SQL Server 2008 Express Edition

SQL Server 2008 Express Edition is a step up from SQL Server 2005 Express and is a free, easy-to-use, lightweight, and embeddable version of SQL Server 2008. Free to download, free to redistribute, free to embed, and easy for new developers to use immediately, SQL Server Express Edition includes powerful features such as SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services, and a graphical management tool for easily managing your database. Best of all, as your needs grow, your applications will seamlessly work with the rest of the SQL Server product family.

Crystal Reports XII Design, Manage, and Deliver Reports for Extreme Insight

A world standard for enterprise reporting, Crystal Reports is an intuitive reporting solution that helps customers rapidly create flexible, feature-rich, high-fidelity reports and tightly integrate them into web and windows applications. The Crystal Reports enterprise reporting solution consists of:

  • Powerful report design: Report authors can use the visual report designer (with a complete set of layout and design controls), to design highly formatted, interactive, and professional looking reports. And they can design within the leading .NET and java development tools without having to step out of their chosen development environment.
  • Flexible application development: Developers can leverage cross-platform support for Java, .NET, and COM development technologies. HTML is generated directly by Crystal Reports, allowing developers to focus on application business logic, rather than tedious, time-intensive hand coding. Separation of application development and report design tasks allow developers to focus on application development, while the report authors can focus on report design.
  • Report management and delivery: Reports are easily published to the web, for better business decisions at all levels of the organization. Reports can be exported and repurposed to the electronic formats used by most end users (e.g. PDF and Excel). IT can centralize the management of operational reporting while distributing the report authoring function out to the lines of business.

Crystal Reports XII includes enhanced productivity features allowing you and your end users to experience high quality viewing, printing and exporting with less effort. The Crystal Reports Server module is designed for departmental enterprise reporting. The following list is a brief overview of what’s available in Crystal Reports XII:

  • Powerful Data Access and Report Design
  • Enhanced Productivity and Maintenance
  • Report Management and Delivery
Seagull BarTender Label Design Made Simple

Seagull Scientific is the world leader in true Windows label printing. The trend began in 1993 when BarTender became the first Windows program to support both laser and thermal printers. Today, Seagull Scientific is the world’s largest developer of true Windows printer drivers for label printers and BarTender is available internationally in over 20 languages.

So, the choice of  BarTender as the label software partner for CoreIMS™ is an easy one – they’ve done it the longest and they do it the best.

Easy to Learn, Easy to Use

If you’ve used any other Windows program, you’re ready to start designing professional quality labels with BarTender. Careful attention to Microsoft standards for the “look and feel” of software makes it easy. Format bar codes, text and graphics exactly the way you want using simple, intuitive mouse motions. And a variety of powerful features give you the design freedom you need, as you become an expert.

High Precision On-Screen Display

The extremely accurate design-time view and print-time preview let you design quickly without wasting labels.

Exceptional Font Control

Access a remarkably wide selection of Windows and printer fonts. Mix different text styles in a paragraph and connect them to different database fields.

Compliance Labels and Ready-to-Print Formats

Seagull Scientific supports all significant industry  label standards in order to ensure that BarTender is the most fully featured labeling tool available. Whether you work from standard CoreIMS™ label templates or design labels from scratch, you get the power and flexibility to develop  labels to meet any standard in the industry.