abas is a pioneer in the area of sustainable technology. From early implementation of Linux, the multi-tiered structure of the software architecture with our own abas database, to abas business apps, abas remains on the cutting edge of remarkable and innovative software and technological best practices. Users can easily operate the software to do downwardly compatible and upgradeable customization.
When users were asked how they would rate their implemented system with regard to the combination of release change and flexibility/customization of the software, abas was given the best rating*.
Tiered architecture as the basis for flexibility and upgradability
abas achieves flexibility and transparency through the use of a tiered software architecture, with a solid object-oriented database as its foundation. The application tier builds from the database, and contains core functions. The flexible user interface is designed using abas tools, and enables virtually any modification, which carry over after the recommended annual upgrades. These tiers form the kernel of abas. The top tier is the Flexible User Interface, which is the visible and adaptable presentation interface. It consists of the Flexible Standard User Interface, and the Individual User Interface.
Owning the technology stack
The database developed and used by abas is the reason for the outstanding software flexibility and the high level of efficiency when implementing changes and upgrades in the ERP system. What is special about this approach is the encapsulation of the database and the ERP software and database as a unit. Also, the encapsulation protects the database from access and changes by unauthorized users. The software kernel and the database can only be changed by the abas developers. abas guarantees the consistency of the database with the application because the database is also included when the software is upgraded. Similar release statuses of application and database are guaranteed. abas is in control of the technological development and has all options of integrating new technologies into the ERP system.
Continual upgrade strategy
A major advantage of abas is the upgradeable customization strategy. Customizations in abas, done by users or software partner, are automatically adopted into the new release when upgrading. The user is provided with new functionality and technology after each upgrade. abas consciously does not differentiate between upgrades and updates. The upgrade at abas is comparable to a release change for other ERP providers. abas users can profit from this annually by seamlessly upgrading their software, maintaining their custom functionality, and doing so without any exceptional effort.
Openness on all levels
The flexibility of abas (abas-software.com) allows for simple and secure integration with external systems. abas supports this on all levels: from the data comparison and the connection of services, right up to the integration to the user interface. Standard formats are processed in the abas Business Suite including classic file formats such as CSV and XML, database access through ODBC or through the incremental data export to Web Services.
*Source: Trovarit Study „ERP in practice“ - user satisfaction, use and perspectives 2012/2013