The ERP is built on a support infrastructure called Framework, which we can define as the foundations of the system. Basically, the frameworks define the overall architecture of softwares; they are structures designed to support the developer in the creation of projects, facilitating the process of writing code and they follow strict rules. Mago4 supporting infrastructure is represented by Task Builder Framework (TBF): it is now a really independent environment, an application base that can be managed autonomously and is available on desktop and / or web platforms.
Why do we put stress on the concept of self-contained environment? Because the framework of the management has always existed, but with the new suite it is provided as an autonomous element, starting from which you can develop vertical solutions, add-ons and cross products embedded or stand-alone.
This is possible because TBF was founded as an implementable structure, able to specialize the base platform and hosting solutions and vertical, adding the necessary code. The great modularity of Mago4, for example, is a direct consequence of this architecture pattern.
We now see at a glance what TBF is offering you as the backbone of Mago4 business solution. Some components of TBF manage authentication, access processes and workflow (Single Sign–on, Resources management and Workflow Service), providing security on the access roles and automating procedures and business processes of any application developed with TBF. Even the familiar Administration Console of your Mago.net turns out to be a "portion" of the framework: in Mago4 4 it is called Administration Service, but it continues to fully meet your needs of a centralized management through a single interface.
Thanks to TBF in Mago 4 there are messaging services - enhanced compared to the past - together with new collaboration tools (such as chat, balloon, agendas, notifications), called respectively Mail Services and Collaboration Services, available to applications developed with TBF.
The possibility of implementing targeted reports (thanks to TaskBuilder Studio) is definitely one of the most important features for an ERP product. To meet these needs, from the simplest to the most complex, TBF provides its powerful engine of report execution: Reporting Service.
With TBF, document management system has a new structure, transforming the previous Easy-Attachment module in more and more sophisticated DMS versions, that are completely disengaged from Mago4 because they cross all applications hosted by TBF. Even the security functions are managed by TBF; compared to the past, security administration is now enriched by semantic management (to restrict the display of data only to the pertaining ones) and by auditing (to learn about the activities of users and the corresponding history).
The function that allows you to schedule automatic sequence of procedures within your ERP is now called Job-scheduler; it is a Web-Service component of TBF, available from any client. It is also noteworthy that the tool formerly known as Magic Link, available to developers in order to integrate with Mago custom applications or verticals made with different technologies, is actually a basic component of TaskBuilder Framework open architecture. In its Web version TBF optimizes the loading of processes thanks to LoadBalancer, which takes full advantage of the integration with Windows Internet server.
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