alpha360 erp

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Last Edit: August 1, 2017 the alpha360 team

The alpha360 ERP Data Models

The alpha360 ERP Data Models are a set of tables, constraints and relations, that are the base of the alpha360 ERPs.

They are based on the Relational Model and can be implemented on any Relational Database supported on the WX or .net platform.

In the WX implementations - commercial or open source - they are the WX Analysis of the project.

The alpha360 ERPs

The alpha360 ERPs are core ERP implementations - based on our alpha360 ERP data models - and include, Business Processes, UI elements (screens and pages), queries, reports and dashboards. Think of them as "building blocks" that let you implement your own ERP - using WINDEV, WEBDEV or .NET/C# .

Depending on your clients industry and your region, the commercial alpha360 ERPs may implement 90% or more of your complete applications !!!

Note: they are NOT complete applications and they cannot be distributed "as is" to your end users.
They are "building blocks" or "templates" to help you, the developer, build your own ERPs and sell them to your customers.
Think of them as building blocks for your implementations.

They come in various Commercial and Open Source versions using the WX or .NET platform

The alpha360 Commercial ERP versions

There are currently 2 commercial versions of the ERP:

  • The WX version - based on PCSofts WINDEV and WEBDEV technology.
  • The .NET version - based on Microsoft's .net core technology

The WX commercial version

The WX commercial version is implemented as a single WX project and includes WINDEV and WEBDEV configurations/applications.

The WINDEV and WEBDEV configurations share the Data Analysis and the Business Processes and include:

  • the full source code
  • royalty free distribution of your compiled implementations - please note that you are not allowed to re-distribute any code
  • lifetime support and lifetime free upgrades

The .NET commercial version

The .NET version is based on Microsoft's .net core technology and is currently in early beta.

It includes:

  • the full source code
  • royalty free distribution of your compiled implementations - please note that you are not allowed to re-distribute any code
  • lifetime support

The Open Source version

The Open Source version is currently available as a WX - WINDEV and WEBDEV - project only.

It includes:

  • the Open Source WX analysis - with the COMPLETE implementation of the alpha360 ERP data models
  • the Open Source WINDEV and WEBDEV project - with Basic Business Processes and Basic UI elements (screens and forms)

This version includes the full implementation of the alpha360 Data Models and a limited set of Business Processes, UI elements (screens and pages), queries and reports.

Here are the ways you can use the Open Source version:

  • Use it to develop and re-distribute or sell your own compiled applications to your customers - BUT you are NOT allowed to distribute code to your customers.
  • Use it to develop and FREELY re-distribute your code to the community

The license actually prohibits you from designing, marketing or selling a competing product to any of our commercial products.

The Documentation

The best way to understand the alpha360 ERPs is by reading the documentation and studying the code in the projects.

We have tried to avoid the use of extended code in this documentaion - we want to keep it simple, clear and as general as possible.

In this way, we think, that a developer can understand more quickly the general concepts of the ERP implementations - the concepts that are really important - and study the actual code in its natural place, the project.

Just don't forget to "visit" the main menu area for each menu too - the WEB menus can sometimes "hide these areas".
So, for the menu "CRM", there are actually 3 pages - "CRM", "CRM->Party Entity" and "CRM->the Parties BPs ..."

The Language

The language used in the ERP implementation and the documentation is our "version" of English.

Since our native language is Greek - and not English - we don't expect to get a Pulitzer for our writing.

But we will edit the documentation - from time to time - and try to avoid any embarrassment over the use or abuse of the English language ...

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