Global Shop Solutions’ Global Application Builder (GAB) is a programming tool that allows users to modify the company’s ERP system to suit their specific needs. The tool is a Rapid Application Development (RAD) language built from the ground up to integrate with the company’s One-System ERP solutions. GAB allows both front-end and business logic customizations without impacting the core system. System integrity and upgrade migration are not compromised, and users are able to make functionality changes without waiting for a system update or for development of a customized option.
GAB enables user-defined workflows; re-configured screen elements; user-specific security and validation; and integration with third-party products via popular networking protocols, ODBC, XML and more. The software can also integrate with office software suites, including Microsoft Office and Sun OpenOffice. Users can interact with Ethernet or serial-connected shopfloor machining centers and SCADA packages. Additionally, they can create entirely new ERP sub-systems that are integrated with the base package.
The tool also allows sharing. Customers can post projects onto the company’s GAB forum to share programs or discuss them with other customers.