Jan 7, 2011 What you want... When you want it Volume 11.1
Message from the President
January 7, 2011 - Well 2010 is over and it was a very exciting year for us. Through our shared successes, we have had our best year ever in terms of sales and new accounts and, more importantly, we acquired the ProvideX business from Sage.

For those of you who haven't been following, in October we finalized the purchase of the ProvideX business from Sage. With this acquisition, ProvideX has now come full circle and is back in our hands. We can now focus on developing newer technologies and features to the language in order to help you, the developer community, achieve your goals and successes.

While we are a smaller business than Sage, our 25 years of dedication to the product combined with our focus on the business basic market and new technologies, will assure the product gets the attention it so richly deserves.

Philosophy

Being as it is the start of what likely is going to be an exciting year for the ProvideX community, I thought I would take a moment to share a bit of my personal philosophy about ProvideX and what has helped make it what it is today.

I suppose the best way to sum it all up is 'Keep it Simple'. Dealers and developers of business applications have enough to worry about in just getting their application to work. While to some, business applications sound pretty easy, in actual fact the challenges they face are some of the toughest in the computer industry. Business applications have to emulate and deal with all the nuances of running a business, from dealing with tax rules, shipping routes, inventory requirements, government red tape, and many other day-to-day business issues. Add to that you are expected to maintain the integrity of the data for systems that are often up 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Game, operating system, and tools developers often speak of the complexity of their systems, but when it comes to real life; business applications have to be right and run correctly each and every time.

Because of this, we have long recognized that it is important that we make the development toolkit you use as simple as possible. Application developers have more than enough on their plate without having to worry about learning new tools or technologies from scratch.

My goal has always been to provide tools that make what is often complex simple. This allows you, the developer, to focus on what you do best; develop business applications.

In keeping with this philosophy, we are constantly striving to bring new technology to your existing applications.

As far back as the mid 1980's, we have been helping dealers by providing access to current technology without the need to redevelop. In the 80's, we provided the ability to get off proprietary operating systems and run Unix and MS-Dos. In the 1990's, we provided tools and the utilities to make your application graphical so it could run on Windows. The 2000's saw us focus on providing you means to integrate you systems with relational databases as these became more prevalent in the market.

Today we are focusing on the web and making it possible for you to run your application on the Internet with a minimum of changes.

We recognize that our dealer's main asset is their application code and logic; and it is our goal to assist them to easily adapt to changing technologies. Using our expertise, we will continue to develop tools that will give you the freedom to focus on your application, while we focus on allowing it to take advantage of the changes in technology.

What the future holds

2011 will bring some exciting changes.

During the spring/summer we will be launching version 10 of ProvideX and PxPlus. This new release will allow us to incorporate a number of PxPlus features in the core ProvideX product. We will also now be able to provide new PxPlus features that could not have been introduced without having control of ProvideX. More details on Version 10 will be provided in the next few months.

We also have plans for a new developer program that will provide low-cost access to development licenses. This program will be rolled out over the web during the next few months and will not only provide dealers with access to the latest technologies we have to offer, but will also help promote the use of PxPlus as a development environment.

Also during 2011, we will be introducing a new tiered pricing model that will reward companies as they grow and will provide incentives to new businesses.

Thank you

Finally we would like to thank you all for your business. We realize that you have many options today for development from name-brand products to free open source offerings. PVX Plus Technologies is committed to making sure that our products will remain your best choice to guarantee the long-term viability of your application.

While we may not be free, we are confident that if you look at the costs to adopt a new language re-develop and deploy that we provide the best choice to you now and in the future.

Regards,

Michael F. King


  
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