The applications communicate
through a middle layer with the database (3-tier architecture). Here Microsoft
Internet Information Server (MS IIS) functions as a request broker.
In developing the
platforms Dankers & Frank extensively uses many aspects and advantages of
the internet technology. We have set the following important quality criteria
- The system does not require installation of client applications. The clients
may be downloaded 'as is' and upon starting automatically connects to the
database via the intranet. New versions are presented to the user automatically
using 'smart update'. This minimises application and version management.
- Maximum independence of resellers, software components and Virtual Machines.
No ActiveX components and Java. The entire platform is developed in C (MFC) with
the exception of the use of Microsoft IIS and the browsers IE or Netscape. The
application communicates through COM with IE.
- The accessibility over the network should be guaranteed. Therefore only the
HTTP and FTP protocols and the standard ports are used. Business operations
standards are thus maximised. The platform is also very well suited for
companies without dedicated networking.
The Dankers & Frank
systems may be deployed 'corporate-wide' without any significant effort and
workload of your ICT department. Reliability (uptime), data integrity en
performance should of course be managed in cooperation with your network and
database administrator. The application management is based on
Hardware and more specific technical requirements
For more specific
technical and hardware requirements please request
for information on these issues.