Sage MMS Gets Web Front End Developed In Less Than 3 Days

A new, user-friendly front end for Sage MMS, which enables it to be accessed by PDAs, Smart Phones or other web enabled mobile devices, has been developed in less than three days – a record for such a project.

The breakthrough is the result of a joint venture between AppSwing – a UK mobile communications specialist – and Innov8, a leading developer of Sage 100 related applications.

Using the AppServer solution from AppSwing, the project team was able to deliver an HTML translation of Sage MMS without changing a single line of code. This meant that the entire operation – which would have taken weeks using conventional techniques – was completed in less than three days. Now sliced versions of the MMS can be tailored for delivery to authorised employees using a range of mobile devices.

The new web browser front end for Sage MMS will be launched during a Sage Line 100 Plus Showcase, which is being held to mark the opening of Innov8’s new £1 million headquarters building at the Embankment Business Park in Stockport on January 29.

Also being given its first public airing that day will be Acti-Link, the only link between Sage Line 100 and the best selling Web shop software, Actinic. Acti-Link is one of the recent additions to the Innov8 in-house development team’s portfolio, which also includes –

- InnVan, the fastest selling van sales system in the UK today with clients including Rank, Hovis, McDougall and Holland’s Pies
- InnWare, a total warehousing solution used by the leading high street bookseller group Remainders
- InnPoint, the pacesetting EPOS solution recently embraced by the rapidly expanding Cash Generator Group

"If AppServer had been available to us before this, we would not only have saved ourselves a lot of time but also a considerable amount of money in development costs," says Carl Maher, Innov8’s Commercial Director.

The Innov8 event on January 29 will also feature two workshops – "How To Cut Server Costs", featuring the new VMWare Virtual Centre; and "Citrix-And How To Get the Most Out Of It", where third party Citrix boosting products including Peribit will be demonstrated.

Readers who would like to attend on January 29 should contact Innov8 on 0870 458 1066.

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