Device with local data
The field device is loaded with all the data necessary to perform normal tasks independent of the Company's office system. This eliminates the dreaded "no signal" at the job site as the user can complete work tasks without regard for connectivity.
Server with enterprise data
Outbound data from the server system to the device is generally batched and made available for the device, and formatted in a manner to make it efficient for bulk data transfer. Retrieval of that data can be automatic based upon workflow, or controlled by the user to allow them to control timing of the process.
Inbound data, representing transactions or data collection, is passed to the Quicksync Sync Server engine; once the user is validated this data is passed to stored procedures in the server database, and then to temporary storage locations. From there the data is routed to functions and business processes as needed by the back end or ERP systems.
Options for Web Services
Mobile devices are not designed to be standalone management tools; they function best in either information gathering or information resources functions. So the flexibility and reliability of the connections between the two ends of the information pipeline are crucial to the success of any system. Our systems take advantage of the public internet, which is a very low cost information pipeline, but the key component is the Web Services engine which connects, validates, and translates that information between the different systems.
There are two options for implementation of the Web Services component: In-house and Hosted.
In-house Web Services
Where the organization has the infrastructure needed to sustain and manage a server component, the Quicksync Web Server can be installed to the local network.
Deployment and Options
Hosted (SaaS) Web Services
Where the organization does not have the infrastructure needed to sustain and manage a server component, the Quicksync Web Server can be run from a hosted site on the Internet. We maintain a dedicated hosted site, to house Web Services and databases for a number of smaller customers that have chosen this a low-impact method of connectivity. We can also set up and manage client-specific hosted sites where appropriate.
As a general rule SaaS Web Services is less expensive than In-House for installations of less than 25 field workers, but specific company requirements can affect this calculation.
Options for Enterprise Applications
Over the last 25 years we have forged links to a variety of back end or ERP systems. Past implementations include:
Microsoft Dynamics® SL
The QuickSync Web Services connects to Microsoft SQL Server to implement a secure and powerful combination to ensure data reliability and integrity.
We have a specific component for allow remote access to QuickBooks; this allows our hosted web services to securely connect to a remote office-based QuickBooks and post transactions as needed.
Android 4.0+, Tablet or Smartphone
iOS 5+, Tablet or Smartphone
PC with Chrome or Safari browser