“Front-End” and “Back-End” are terms used to characterize program interfaces and services relative to the initial user of these interfaces and services. (The “user” may be a human being or a program.).
A “Front-End Application” is one that application users interact with directly. A “Back-End Application” or program serves indirectly in support of the front-end services, usually by being closer to the required resource or having the capability to communicate with the required resource.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a complete ERP solution. 8 modules to help you manage every aspect of your business. Finance module: Financial management, Fixed asset, Payables, Receivables, Multicurrency. BI reporting: Create report, consolidate reports, link to excel. Manufacturing: In-production Order Management, Managing Work Centers, Sales Order Pre-Production, Post-production. Supply Chain: Warehouse management, Inventory management, Supply planning, bus notification. Sales and marketing: manage contacts, build marketing campaigns, customer relationship management Service management: organize service resources, manage contracts, build long-term relathionships. Project Management: Plan projects, manage jobs, manage budget. Human resources: Manage human resources,payroll management, manage employee data.
Read more: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Microsoft SharePoint makes it easier for people to work together. Using SharePoint, your people can set up Web sites to share information with others, manage documents from start to finish, and publish reports to help everyone make better decisions.
The capabilities of SharePoint work together to help your company quickly respond to changing business needs. Using SharePoint, your people can share ideas and expertise, create custom solutions for specific needs, and find the right business information to make better decisions. For IT, SharePoint helps you cut training and maintenance costs, save time and effort, and focus on higher business priorities.
Read more: Collaboration
Document Imaging and Data Capture
Kofax Capture automates and accelerates business processes by capturing all types of paper and electronic documents and forms, transforming them into accurate and actionable information, and delivering it all into your core business applications, processes and workflows. Whether your information is on paper or in electronic files, parked at a central office or scattered on desktops and remote offices throughout the world, Kofax Capture can help you handle it all.
Read more: Document Imaging and Data Capture
Customer Relation Management
Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a customer relationship management software package developed by Microsoft. Out of the box, the product focuses mainly on Sales, Marketing, and Service (help desk) sectors, but Microsoft has been marketing Dynamics CRM as an XRM platform and has been encouraging partners to use its proprietary (.NET based) framework to customize it to meet many different demands.
The Microsoft Dynamics family of business applications includes other related products such as Microsoft Dynamics AX (ERP application), Microsoft Dynamics GP, (ERP application) Microsoft Dynamics NAV (ERP application), and Microsoft Dynamics SL (ERP Application) and also Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System; also known as Dynamics RMS.
Read more: Customer Relation Management
BI and Reporting Tools
Microsoft Excel is a software program produced by Microsoft Corp. that allow users to organize, format and calculate data with formulas using a spreadsheet system. This software as part of the Microsoft office suite and is compatible with other applications in the office suite.
Excel is a commercial spreadsheet application produced and distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It features the ability to perform basic calculations, use graphing tools, create pivot tables and and create macro programming language.
Read more: BI and Reporting Tools