INGESCO Sistemas Informáticos based in Asturias, Spain have migrated a distribution system application to the OpenQM MultiValue database. Previously running on D3, this application covers all business tasks (accounting, logistics, business management, etc.) and is used by 120 users in 25 centres of Saint-Gobain Saniplast S.L.. The entire application resides on a single Windows 2008 server and utilises PHP to support Web applications for PDAs.
The application is stable and there has been a better overall response. The client is developing new .NET applications to improve the user interface. The QMClient API is helpful in this.
The main reason for migration was the stability of QM and price. QM has reduced the cost of adding new users.
Other benefits reported by INGESCO:
- VERY GOOD documentation and EXCELLENT technical support.
- Ease of backup using third party tools.
- Reboot and shutdown is quick and easy.
- Communication between two QM systems is easy with QMNet.
- Ability to generate reports in CSV or XML.
- Very simple and easy upgrade.
About Ladybridge Systems and OpenQM
Formed in 1992, Ladybridge Systems are best known as the developers of the OpenQM multivalue database product but also provide training, consultancy and development services for the other MultiValue systems.
OpenQM was launched in 2001 after several years of development as an embedded database for use in bespoke applications. Available for platforms ranging from single user devices through to large corporate servers, OpenQM has the lowest total cost of ownership in the multivalue market. A high degree of compatibility with other MultiValue products simplifies migration and offers a way to reduce costs.
About INGESCO (www.ingesco.es)
Formed in 1993, INGESCO Sistemas Informáticos develops and supports multivalue software applications for providing comprehensive business management solutions to meet the needs of each client.
INGESCO is based in Asturias, Spain and is specialized in MultiValue environments. It has a group of professionals with extensive experience in these environments.
About Saint-Gobain Saniplast (www.saniplast.es)
Formed in 1981, Saint-Gobain Saniplast is a service company specialising in the distribution of materials for Civil Works and Building supplying all sectors of civil engineering through a comprehensive network of 25 marketing and distribution centres throughout Spain. Saniplast is the first company in Spain to distribution of materials for pipes and Civil Works.