ADI Technology Models
- Single location model (Can't be used with option 4.) This model involves connecting to a local database without an ISP gateway. There is no use of an internet connection in this option. ERP providers using this model are Sage 300 and Microsoft dynamics. Each of these ERP providers has other deployment options too. This option is not able to connect multiple business locations. You can export data and transfer it to a central location for a multi-location company.
- ADI Technology ER — Connect to your Private Cloud This model connects multiple desktop ADI Technology ERP Core systems to a cloud database using an ISP gateway. In simple terms, it consists of storing and transferring information between your Private Cloud server and your business/personal computers using an active internet connection. It works with or without a Local Cloud database. This option brings all your information from your business locations across the internet to give a complete picture of the company's P&L.
- ADI Technology — Connect to your Local Cloud and replicate to your Private Cloud This model involves connecting your in-office computers to a Local Cloud database, which allows for cooperation and interaction between the departments or units in your enterprise location. The key feature is that this Local Cloud sits at the edge of your local network before connecting to the Private Cloud database located offsite. Any interruptions of internet service; the Local Cloud database collects your work. The restored internet connection allows the Local Cloud database to use binary replication to update the Public Cloud database. With the optional ADI Technology ERP Local Cloud, your locations are always up and running. This option brings all your information from your business locations across the internet to give a complete picture of the company's P&L.
- ADI Technology — Web application option The web application option provides; connections for vendors, customers, and field service/sales employees. None of the central critical information is available on the web application. A user/customer can access e-commerce for placing orders. A salesperson in the field can place orders for his face-to-face customer, knowing current inventories. A field worker working from a dispatch order can have his dispatch schedule corrected with a call into the office where a customer service representative changes one of his appointments. His mobile device is immediately updated. He accesses his dispatch schedule from any location using a web browser and provides authentication details.
How does the ADI Technology Web Application deployment model differ from other Web Application systems?
Most software providers offer one of two deployments. Most of the more prominent corporate providers started by providing the Single location model as listed above in item #1 and shown below:
Market pressures required those more prominent providers to retool their desktop products to compete with NetSuite. Now they offer their ERP in the deployment shown below.
To overcome one fundamental inadequacy of these deployments, ADI Technology has an included option for a Local Cloud Server (Edge Server) that holds business information. The Local Cloud directly replicates information to the company Private Cloud located offsite. The Private Cloud is available to remote versions of ADI Technology ERP Core and other business locations and optional Local Clouds in those locations.
ADI Technology also provides an optional Web Site Content Management System (CMS) and Web Application. The web application offers outward-facing features, including e-commerce, customer services, and dispatch for field technicians and salespersons. Real-time inventories are a great plus for e-commerce and field employees. The CMS portion allows the offices to use their sources for marketing, search engine optimization, and related content control.
All of this connectivity has some not-so-obvious benefits. Here are some examples below:
- A sale on your ADI Technology e-commerce web application immediately pops up on the order clerk's desktop, ready for immediate action.
- A customer calls into your service desk/dispatch with a change in a tech service or a delivery appointment. The service desk modifies the schedule on the desktop, and the schedule change is immediately available in the technician's phone browser.
Connected platforms mean efficient teamwork, easy accessibility, and optimized information and instructions. ADI Technology provides many more benefits from cross-platform connectivity. Our ideas for additional features are many.
One leading-edge concept is concerning integrating AI into our systems to provide a virtual CPA/Bookkeeper. This feature will give immediate feedback on daily operations affecting your bottom line.
Above is a basic, high-level view of ADI Technology options. If you want to read about the features included within ADI Technology Core, click on this link.
Here at ADI, we are very excited about this new approach to connected business systems for SMBs, and it's a new way to keep your business automated, organized, and efficient.