If you experience
a waiting time of more than 2-3 seconds or get a message telling
you, that another user is using the data you want to see/change, you
should choose another ERP system - especially if you are expecting
more than 4-5 of concurrent users or the users are accessing the
program from different physical locations.
Otherwise you may expect huge problems in your future daily work.
One of the most important factors for the superior performance in
is the new technology of Acucorp's Thin Client's. In many years we stuck
to our good old character based user interface, because every
time we tried to migrate to graphical environment, we experienced
very poor performance compared with the classical multi-user operations,
where the programs
executed on the same pc
where the data files are stored.
talking about performance and ERP systems it's essential, that the data
files are NOT being transported across the network between the application programs and the file server.
The programs have to reside (and execute) on the same server as the
data files, if you will obtain a satisfying level of performance
especially with large data files and/or remote users connected by the
the programs reside and execute on the same computer as the data files
are stored, it is only keystrokes, mouse movements/clicks and screen
information that are transmitted over the network. This is much more
efficient because the amount of data is very much less than if the
programs on the client's pc's should read the data files from a file
in-house with only local area network at 100 mbits, we
experienced a difference in performance at a factor 40 between the
good old multi-user environment and a client/server configuration
where the same program was executed on the client's pc and the data
files was placed on an other pc working only as a file and print
But with the fast and efficient
multi-user technique, we were not able to include modern graphical
controls, because such controls are not supported in the classical
terminal emulators used at the client site.
In 2002 we got the
best from the two worlds when Acucorp released support for graphical
Thin Client’s in a standard multi-user environment. Now we were
able to include graphical Windows controls and in the
same time obtain the superior performance our customers were used to
client part of the software is free and works much like Sun's Java as
an interface between the program on the server and the clients
keyboard, mouse and screen, but in a much faster an more efficient way
using the Windows API routines at the client site.
What's more the Thin Client
directly without extra overhead and complex setup as for example with
use of a Citrix server or other expensive layers on top of the key
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story about three very important issues when talking ERP systems.
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