GS Global Application Builder (GAB)“Our success is rooted in our determination to listen to our customers. The GAB tool is a perfect example of that. We’re empowering customers by giving them the opportunity to get the customization they want for less cost. At their best, ERP systems help companies eliminate spreadsheets and costly manual processes, whether in the office or on the shop floor. GAB is a further step in that direction, and will allow our customer’s own processes to be seamlessly integrated into our system.”
Dusty Alexander – President, Global Shop Solutions
When you need something outside of standard Global Shop applications, fill the need with the GS Global Application Builder. GAB is a full-featured software development tool that allows virtually limitless customization. You can:
- Create user-defined workflows
- Re-configure screen elements
- Add user-specific security and validation
- Integrate with third-party products via popular networking protocols, ODBC, XML, etc.
- Integrate with popular office software suites including Microsoft Office and Sun OpenOffice
- Interact with Ethernet or serial-connected shop floor machining centers and SCADA packages
- Create entirely new ERP sub-systems that are integrated with the base package
The GAB tool also allows for sharing: customers can post GAB projects onto the Global Shop Solutions GAB Forum to share programs or discuss them with other customers – a valuable knowledge exchange opportunity. Customers who don’t wish to develop extensions and applications themselves can rely on Global Shop Solutions R&D personnel to create their custom solutions in GAB.
GAB’s innovative use of business data objects removes the risk normally associated with extending your ERP system. Since the reading and manipulation of the data is done via business data objects, you are insulated from changes to the underlying data structures. As a result, your GAB programs will not break. Enjoy peace of mind, knowing that you will never be orphaned on a prior version of Global Shop.
“Now we are using the GAB and we like it a lot. With GAB, the people at
Global Shop made the whole process a lot simpler for us. Global Shop
wrote a script that corresponded to the way we do business. In our
inventory, we number parts with the same number used in the blueprints.
Matching the software in this way has saved us a tremendous amount of
time. For example, where I would’ve had to have linked, say, 4,000
blueprints, with GAB I don’t have to link them at all. The GAB program
is really nice for us simply in this respect, and I can see it is going
to be a great tool for us in the coming years.”
John Randall – Mgr of Quality and Information Systems, Milcut