SYWARE, Inc., is introducing the Northwind Mobile Traders, a software template that allows the creation of data-driven mobile applications for Windows Mobile Pocket PC handhelds. Northwind Mobile Traders is modeled after Microsoft's Northwind Traders sample database software for Windows-based systems running Access or SQL Server. SYWARE's new, mobile edition runs in conjunction with the company's database and forms development software, 13263 Visual CE, and provides users with pre-built templates that allow for quick and easy creation of mobile order entry, sales tracking, and inventory management applications.
"The biggest challenge facing businesses, regardless of their size, is how to obtain faster access to critical information," said Sy Danberg, President of SYWARE. "That means fast order processing, efficient sales tracking, and just-in-time inventory management. A mobile platform provides the flexibility needed to achieve these goals, whether you're looking at the receiving dock or field service. Now, Northwind Mobile Traders helps businesses more quickly develop and deploy just such applications, with no programming required. Start with a pre-built template and you're off and running in no time."
The Northwind Mobile Traders application template contains sales and product information for a fictitious company invented by Microsoft called Northwind Traders, a company that imports and exports specialty foods around the world. The application template contains tables and fields that are preconfigured to allow users to experiment with the data from this company, and use the tables, forms, and other database objects as models for their own mobile database applications.
Northwind Mobile Traders includes tables for products/items, suppliers, customers, orders, employees, and categories. Users can enter additional information, edit existing data, and create their own applications for order entry, sales tracking, and inventory management.