The Global Application Builder (GAB) is a programming tool that allows users to modify its ERP system to suit specific needs.
GAB is a Rapid Application Development (RAD) language built to integrate with the company’s One-System ERP solutions. GAB allows both front-end and business logic customizations without affecting the core system. System integrity and upgrade migration are not compromised, and users can make functionality changes without waiting for a customized option to be built or for a system update.
With the system, users can create user-defined workflows; re-configure screen elements; add user-specific security and validation; integrate with third-party products via popular networking protocols such as ODBC or XML; 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; and create new ERP sub-systems that are integrated with the base package.
Customers can post projects onto the company’s GAB forum to share programs or discuss them with other customers. Customers that 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.