So What Is STEP FORWARD?
STEP FORWARD is a tool for developing information management
and accounting systems using graphical programming and high-level
STEP FORWARD is a bridge between computer programming and
business process engineering, offering the best of both worlds
to seasoned programmers and rookies, business managers and
accountants, consultants and system integrators. Formal programming
skills are not required.
STEP FORWARD enables users to produce professional quality
applications with a highly interactive and intelligent Graphical
User Interface, data integrity controls of any degree of
a custom-designed relational database, automated execution
of business processes, generated accounting transactions,
and flexible data mining facilities.
STEP FORWARD applications are assembled from an inventory
of prefabricated building blocks that cover a wide range of
functionality, to build data input forms, executable flowcharts,
drill-down reports, and other controls when applicable. It
also allows traditional, language-based, custom-developed
code to be incorporated into the applications.
Because of its highly graphical and intuitive nature, full-featured
STEP FORWARD applications can be built in days and weeks instead
of months and years. Routine, but time-consuming and error-prone
development steps, such as the construction of GUIs and database
SQL queries are automated by STEP FORWARD, while still providing
low-level control for expert users, thus eliminating the toughest
bottlenecks in the application development process. Graphical
flowcharts, encapsulating business logic in the most visual
form, are automatically transformed into executable code and
can be traced step-by-step, verifying the logic while still
under construction - and without writing a single line of
STEP FORWARD is capable of not only performing routine information
management and reporting tasks, but it can also run as:
an application server
The applications configured with STEP FORWARD can be accessed
by remote clients that have STEP FORWARD Client software
installed, delivering the full spectrum of STEP FORWARD functionality,
including data entry facilities, reports and graphical programming
tools anywhere on the Internet.
In addition to this, STEP FORWARD's graphical nature, with
its rich feedback and data tracing capabilities, turns it
into an excellent teaching tool for would-be programmers,
regardless of academic status.
Various deployment configurations of STEP FORWARD can be
See STEP FORWARD
We have provided a few video clips that you may view in
order to get a preliminary understanding of the concepts
employed in STEP FORWARD. Enjoy the show.
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