business applications operate on the Microsoft®
SQL Server relational database. Using popular
and unique technologies, including the Microsoft®
Visual Basic (VB) programming language, Finesse
provides a system that is easy to use, makes the
most of your investment, fits into your enterprise
and, most important, gets the job done efficiently,
economically and quickly.
In fact, our Finesse VB version uses the world's
most popular programming language, opening the
door to almost inexhaustible resources. And, as
one of the least expensive environments, it reduces
your initial investment as well as the cost of
modifying and maintaining the systems, which can
dramatically lower your total cost of ownership.
Microsoft .NET – the next generation of Windows
In June 2003, Enhanced Systems proudly announced
all Finesse modules now operate in the new Microsoft
.NET technology environment. Microsoft created
.NET to develop web services capabilities, improve
security and reduce communication barriers between
disparate platforms. This toolset is not another
version of Microsoft Windows; it is the next-generation
computing platform from Microsoft. The new .NET
platform is a better tool for building and running
applications software than the Windows operating
system we know today.
Communicating with customers and suppliers has
never been easier. Our .NET version automatically
makes every Finesse screen its own web page so
any transaction system-wide may be performed over
the internet. Accessing vital sales and service
data for field-based personnel is as easy as an
internet connection. .NET is a web-based architecture
which eliminates the need for Finesse applications
on desktops or laptops in remote locations.
"The change to the Microsoft
.NET Platform is as dramatic as the change from
DOS to Windows. The software vendors that get
in on the ground floor of this shift will have
a huge advantage over the competition."
Group manager of .NET evangelism,
operates on Microsoft® Windows NT™/Server 2000,
2003, Windows 2000/95/98 operating systems.
software runs on all PC hardware platforms in
both client/server and web-based environments.
Our customers currently run as few as ten concurrent
users up to 2500 for large, multi-site implementations.
Finesse applications are fully integrated with
all other Finesse applications. This deep integration
eliminates data redundancy and ensures that detail
transactions are easily accessed throughout the
system. But perhaps the biggest advantage is your
ability to manage a far larger and more complex
amount of data with greater efficiency.
offers a familiar, easy-to-use Graphical User
Interface (GUI) interface with intuitive windows.
The application is built with Microsoft Visual
Basic, the same language used to create MS Word,
Excel and PowerPoint. So your users are
already familiar with the look and feel of Finesse
as well as how to navigate our software and where
options can be found and how to use them.
Business rules and alerts
business rules and alerts are powerful tools to
help you manage your business proactively by informing
you the moment an out-of-range condition occurs.
Enter rules and alerts once and they are applied
globally, which means that if you enter a caveat
or rule into the database, it will affect all
applicable modules. For example, you can enter
a rule that states, “IF a critical project material
is received on the dock, THEN immediately notify
the Project Manager and shop foreman.” Finesse
does this without affecting the source code. Which
means that when you update a module, you can simply
copy your existing rules and alerts into the new
businesses have multi-site, multi-plant requirements.
But their communication, data transfer, data update
and remote access requirements can differ widely.
So can the right solutions. If you operate in
such an environment, we’ll work closely with you
to recommend the best options to meet your needs.
Our flexible solutions can be fit to your architecture
and will support both distributed processing and
Third-party product integration
makes importing and exporting data extremely easy.
By using methodologies like the Microsoft® open
database connectivity (ODBC) interface, common
to most PC software, we enable you to use a wealth
of third-party products in conjunction with your
Finesse system. So if you create your budgets
in Excel, you can still do that and import it
into Finesse. Or your can export Finesse data
into your favorite third-party reporting, presentation
or graphics programs. It’s that simple.