How long is the trial period?
do I install the programs?
Installation is EASY.
Download the “tar” file (similar to “ZIP” files in the PC
environment). Expand the files with the command provided.
Access a “JUMP TO” box from Prophet 21 Acclaim and type in the
command as instructed.
Will it take up
a lot of storage?
No. The programs are compact. Most programs are written as
multiple components as a result we maximize memory usage.
Do I have to
log off my users or prevent people from using certain modules?
No. Loading the programs does NOT require ANY service
interruption. The installation is transparent to everyone and
users are free to conduct business as normal.
How long does
it take to load the program and is this an after-hour task?
The most time required will likely be downloading the program –
depending on your connection. The actual installation (un-tar
the files) will take seconds. We recommend incorporating the
programs as part of either a JCM or within a user defined menu
(recommended). Additional time may be required if you are not
familiar with these modules.
Do I have to
stop and restart the system?
No. Once the programs are loaded onto the system and un-tar,
they are available for use immediately.
Is there a
limit to the number of users?
The only license limit is based on your existing AIX and
Progress license agreements with Prophet 21.
How can I get
training and support?
We will be happy to offer any help you may need for the
installation and use of our applications.
interfere with the operation of my Prophet 21 system?
No. The programs are in ADDITION (hence SoftAddition.com) to
your existing system. We offer applications that will enhance
your current system implementation.
Can I implement
Yes. Depending on how you choose to implement the program, you
can enforce security with Acclaim and/or AIX security protocols.
Can programs be
included as part of my JCM's?
Yes. The programs can be initiated with a JCM. However, since
these are Progress applications, you will need to use MACRO’s to
achieve program automation.
programs be modified to meet my business needs?
Yes. We do offer custom services to tailor any existing
programs or to create any application to your specifications.
However, we also encourage and welcome input from everyone in
ways to improve any existing applications. These are FREE and
any improvements made will be distributed to everyone in future
releases. Please feel free to
provide us with your input.
Why are you
offering these programs?
We have been working with the Prophet 21 system through its
different product generations for nearly twenty years (as a
system administrator, certified consultant and
programmer/developer). Even with this depth of knowledge and
experience, there were always requirements or needs that were
Some of these programs are a realization of our own unfulfilled
requirements. For example, there was no efficient way to review
purchases PRIOR to signing the purchase order. A way was needed
to quickly review the accuracy of a purchase order PRIOR to
authorizing it. Thus “PO Review” was borne.
We hope these programs will satisfy some of your unfulfilled
What is a
keycode and what is the "keycodefile.dat"?
Our programs are initialized using key codes. A key code is
emailed to you upon completion of registration process. Simply
copy and paste the code into the keycodefile.dat file.
What do I do
if I wish to purchase a permanent license for the program(s)?
Upon purchase of a permanent license, a new key code will be
provided. WITHOUT removing any existing key code, simply copy
and paste the new key code to the existing keycodefile.dat file.
What do I do if
I do not want the program?
You can either delete the files that were copied or leave them
on the system or at such time as you may wish to implement of
remove them in the future. The installation and or
un-installation of these programs DO NOT reflect the complexity
as experienced with the Microsoft Windows environment. There
are NO registry changes, DLL files, etc.