Vanda teams up with .Net
.NET is the Microsoft Web services strategy to connect information, people, systems, and devices through software. Integrated across the Microsoft platform, .NET technology provides the ability to quickly build, deploy, manage, and use connected, security-enhanced solutions with Web services. .NET-connected solutions enable businesses to integrate their systems more rapidly and in a more agile manner and help them realize the promise of information anytime, anywhere, on any device.
According to Microsoft :
" Say you have a stand-alone inventory system. If you don't connect it to anything else, it's not as valuable as it could be. The system can track inventory, but not much more. You may have to enter inventory information twice—once in your accounting system and once in your customer relationship management system. The inventory system may be unable to automatically place orders to suppliers. The benefits of such an inventory system are diminished by high overhead costs.
However, if you connect your inventory system to your accounting system, it gets more interesting. Now, whenever you buy or sell something, the implications for your inventory and your cash flow can be tracked in one step. If you go further, and connect your warehouse management system, customer ordering system, supplier ordering systems, and your shipping company, suddenly that inventory management system is worth a lot. You can do end-to-end management of your business while dealing with each transaction only once, instead of once for every system it affects. That's a lot less work—and a lot less opportunity for errors.
These connections can be made easily using Web services. Web services allow the applications to share information through the Internet, regardless of the operating system or back-end software that the application is using. "
Vanda and Its Database
Vanda Enterprise's backbone is SQL Server 2005. SQL Server 2005 is a comprehensive database software platform providing enterprise-class data management and integrated business intelligence (BI) tools. The SQL Server 2005 database engine provides more secure, reliable storage for a relational database format or XML. By supporting both a relational database format and XML, the SQL Server 2005 database engine provides the flexibility necessary to support the way you work. It also enables you to build and manage highly available, well-performing database software applications that you and your people can use to take your business to the next level.
Vanda incorporates Crystal Reports for Visual Studio .NET and brings to your business an industry standard that changes the way you interact with your data.
Crystal Reports provides more data connectivity and control options. You can process reports faster and use network resources more efficiently since Crystal Reports uses multi-threaded report processing capabilities. Vanda users have the opportunity to export reports formatted the way they want. Export reports to popular formats, including:
XML and Webservice
The use of XML—an open standard managed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)—removes barriers to data sharing and software integration. XML makes it easy to exchange data, and our .NET software gives the users an ability to work with this data once it's received. The problems arising from Interoperability, integration, and application extensibility are difficult and expensive. Thus by using XML, Vanda provides your business with a widely-embraced, open standard technology for data exchange and transformation, overcoming barriers to application and service interoperability and integration.