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Amduus Information Works, Inc. develops enterprise level software for commercial/non-profit organizations and government agencies. Industries include marketing, manufacturing, service, health care, judicial systems, law enforcement, e-commerce, and real estate. The company develops software per specification as well runs it's own Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.

Example software includes work order tickets, MRP (II), ERP, returns authorization, contracts management, product registration, CRM, juror registration, law enforcement, work flow, document management, e-commerce, health insurance claims, real estate underwriting, and marketing tools such as CMS based web sites, brochure/info web sites, survey tools, etc.

Operations Savings Over GUI When Deploying With Web Applications

(This document is attached as a PDF at the bottom.)

Sometimes one will over look operations costs that can be eliminated or substantially reduced with deployment of web applications compared to GUI apps. This article includes some formulas that can aid in computing the differences in cost so you can compute out the numbers for your own company/organization.

I write this because often financial decisions thrust upon the client are not a big part of software development strategy/financial analysis. However, these costs are a part that customers (at least the ones doing due diligence) will take into account in determining the use of your application. For internal use, one can use the numbers as leverage for other items and needed equipment/software.

This document is written in the most part to readers considering the web or GUI for application development with Progress Software's OpenEdge development tools. However, often, it can be used in generic terms with other GUI vs web application development systems (such as C++ GUI v C++ web).

Revenue Generation With Webspeed

During these tight times development needs to go past simply savings and include revenue generation and market analysis.  Webspeed can allow an IT department the ability to move from being a cost center to the coveted position of being a revenue generator.  With Webspeed, the IT department can directly engage the customer through web applications.

Open Source: Banner program

There was a question on the Progress E-Mail List ( about how to generate UNIX
banner like messages with the ABL. This is a quick program that allows a programmer to do so within
the ABL.

These kind of large messages are useful on packages, packing slips, etc.

SaaS Billing Options

Tutorial Movie For Creating Web Services On OpenEdge Platforms

There have been requests from people over seas and on slower connections to the internet to have the HOW-TO for web services on OpenEdge as a downloadable movie.

The movie can be downloaded for Windows, Linux, and OS X at:

The web site display of the movie can be had at:

Free Webspeed Book Available

An example of Computational Mathematics

Recently someone I was talking with was confused about the purpose of computational mathematics.  After all, aren't all mathematics based on computation?  Well, the easy answer for that is no - whether it is predicate calculus or dealing with infinity.

A purpose of computational mathematics though, is teaching a computing device how to figure out an equation.

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