Basis International announces new Business Basic product series; turning up the heat with "Volcano".ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 28, 1997--BASIS International Ltd., the largest Business Basic software supplier, today announced the creation of a series of products designed to prepare Business Basic application developers for the early 2000s.
Code-named "Volcano," the series is being launched with the staggered release of at least five significant new products for business application development, and comes at a time when the computer industry is seeing an increasing emphasis on the Business Basic language. (BASIS holds a large share of this market. It is thought that approximately 80 percent of all Business Basic application programs are constructed around software from BASIS and that almost a million persons use those programs worldwide.)
Business Basic originally became popular due to its ease of programming and the fact that it was built from the ground up for business processing (and therefore automatically provided functions such as file and record locking A first-come, first-served technique for managing data in a multiuser environment. The first user to access the file or record prevents, or locks out, other users from accessing it. After the file or record is updated, it is unlocked and available. , dollar rounding, and 16-decimal precision.) Since the 1985 introduction of its BBX BBX Business Basic Extended
BBX Business Barter Exchange
BBX Blue Bell, Pennsylvania (Airport Code)
BBX Blockbuster Express (UK video store) (R) (Business Basic Extended) language, BASIS has continued to advance the technology, especially by introducing open systems tools such as the first ODBC (Open DataBase Connectivity) A database programming interface from Microsoft that provides a common language for Windows applications to access databases on a network. (Open Data Base Connectivity) driver for Business Basic.
The new software extends and expands existing support for Windows platforms, object technology, Internet browsers See Web browser. and other facilities needed for applications in the late 1990s and beyond.
Volcano products are designed to also support three-tier client/server A three-way interaction in a client/server environment, in which the user interface is stored in the client, the bulk of the business application logic is stored in one or more servers, and the data are stored in a database server. See client/server. architectures. Developers may either write their own user interfaces or take advantage of popular Windows programs such as Excel A full-featured spreadsheet for Windows and the Macintosh from Microsoft. It can link many spreadsheets for consolidation and provides a wide variety of business graphics and charts for creating presentation materials. , Access, and Crystal Reports. Database access similarly may be through industry standard systems such as Informix and Oracle. Having the option of using familiar standard software for the "front-end" and "back-end" allows developers to concentrate their efforts on the business processing that must take place in between.
Alpha-level code for the first product in the series will be released to participating customers in mid-April at TechCon97 in Nashville.
BASIS is headquartered at 5901 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-3432.
Additional information is available by phone at (505) 345-5232, by fax at (505) 345-5082, at its e-mail address See Internet address.
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Publicly accessible computer network connecting many smaller networks from around the world. It grew out of a U.S. Defense Department program called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), established in 1969 with connections between computers at the at www.basis.com .
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