15, 2010: It's a new year with new
challenges and even though all the
groundhogs have predicted that spring is
a long way off, we're just not willing to
sit back and wait till then to see our
sales bloom. So here are a few things
that perhaps can help you get the seeds
of deals planted in your client base.
hard to believe but PVX Plus Technologies
is now 5 years old. That's right! Five
phenomenal years have come and gone since
February 2005, we started out with plans
to bring you some of the best features
that technology had to offer.
then, we believe that we have
accomplished just that and a lot more.
Weve made many new friends and
strengthened long time relationships.
With well over 100 clients, spanning the
globefrom USA and Canada to Europe,
Chile, Australia, South Africa, and the
Philippines we have established a
great dealer base.
this kind of response that motivates us
to continue developing the tools that you
need to make your business prosper. We've
only just begun. Technology advances have
not stopped and neither will PVX Plus.
People always ask
Thats a question we
get asked a lot. You might also be
wondering: What makes PxPlus special and
why should I pay for it? Well, over the
last five years we have added a lot to
PxPlus. From things that enhance
performance, better tools for the
developer, access to new technologies, to
our latest offering which lets you take
your Nomads applications to the web.
too many reasons to list them all here,
so instead we decided to post a list of
on our web site. This list is NOT the top
ten reasons (we can do a lot better than
those late night hosts.), but rather 101+
reasons to add PxPlus.
our list at:
sure that somewhere in there you will
find some great reasons to make the
Six minutes well
haven't seen it yet, there is a
six-minute overview of the PxPlus
features that came out with Version 9.
we're all busy these days, but why not
check it out. I'm sure you'll agree that
version 9 is definitely something worth
Click below to watch the
better Queries; a reason to upgrade:
The Nomads query system has
been around a long time and it forms an
integral part of most ProvideX/PxPlus
based graphical applications. Its a
great tool that can be used to provide a
simple list of values from one or more
related files, and is great for providing
data entry lookups and/or quick reports.
version 7 of PxPlus, we added additional
functionality to queries to allow them to
serve as the source data for
auto-complete input fields, and now with
version 9 we have taken them even
further, some of which make a compelling
case for your clients to upgrade.
the best new features added is the
ability to filter the query data. This
allows the query to be refined to only
include those records that satisfy the
filter. For example, say you have a query
against the client file, but only wanted
to see the clients on hold; using a
filter would allow the user to just view
and clients that satisfied this criteria.
When you then combine the
filter option with the ability of the
query to print, your clients and can use
the query system as a simple
report/listing generator to extract and
print selected data.
with the filtering option, use the new
ability to hide columns and you can make
the query system even more powerful for
your clients. Simply add extra 'hidden'
columns of information and/or formulas
that the user might want to include in
reports. The user, from within the query,
can then select and un-hide the columns
they wish to view and report.
new export mechanism to directly send the
query data to a spreadsheet, and the
query system takes on a whole new
just one of the many reasons that your
clients should consider the upgrade to
details check out: http://wiki.pvxplus.com/index.php/NOMADS_Query_Enhancements
Bringing a little
Unix to the Windows world
us old fogies that remember the good ol'
days of Unix, the switch to Windows has
always been meant the loss of a number of
aspects of Unix we missed most was the
ability to easily run processes in
background using the 'inittab' feature.
This Unix capability allowed us to run a
process in the background and have the
system monitor it in an on-going basis,
re-launching it should the need arise.
decided that this functionality was just
too valuable to live without so in
version 8.11 we added a windows service
utility that lets us relive those
wonderful days of Unix.