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Re: Clients and financial years

From: Kenneth D. Reiszner
Subject: Re: Clients and financial years
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 15:07:25 -0600

I realize that I am a dunce when it comes to acronyms in the computing field so 
routinely use Babel to enlighten me. Unfortunately although I have seen ASP many
times in the literature I have yet to see it defined and the definitions given 
Babel in this instance are I think unsatisfactory.:
ASP       Active Server Page [Microsoft] +
          Authorized Service Provider +
          Association of Shareware Professionals
.ASP      Active Server Page (file name extension)

If you could enlighten me it would be most helpful. Additional enlightenment
might answer the question when do you thing that gnue will be able to be used as
a rudimentary accounting program for simple invoicing and possibly statement

As an end user I am most grateful for what you and the gnue team are doing. If I
can help in any way I feel free to call upon me.

Kenneth Reiszner, Ph.D., President
REAL, Inc.
PO Box 709, 41 Hwy. 167 S. (shipping)
Lecompte, LA 71346
PH & FAX: 318-443-0426

Neil Tiffin wrote:

> At 9:35 AM +0100 3/24/01, Reinhard Müller wrote:
> >1. Multiple clients (I mean several different companies running a single
> >installation of gnue)
> >I see 3 possibilities:
> >a) A database per client: simplest solution, but several drawbacks:
> >Tables cannot be shared between clients, data can not (easily) be copied
> >between clients, current databases systems tend to loose performance
> >with many active databases and so limit the number of clients.
> >b) A set of tables per client, with the client number being a part of
> >the table name (e.g. supply_chain__base__item01): AFAIK some systems go
> >this way, but I don't know if I like it personally. Not sure about
> >advantages and disadvantages. Not sure about how many tables may be in a
> >database.
> >c) A single set of tables where data of all clients sit, with every
> >table containing a field with the client id.
> I think that company should be part of the database structures.  For
> companies that operate internationally it is typical to have to do
> accounting on many companies and at the same time run the supply
> chain as if all of the companies were one company.
> For this to work, security must be considered.  I see two scenarios here:
> a) companies have to be completely separate.  this would apply to ASP
> or others running multiple companies on the same system and the
> companies are really separate.
> b) multiple companies who have separate accounting but really operate as one.
> And of course you may have both (a) and (b) for an ASP.
> I think it is important to have reports and forms that can work
> across financial companies.
> Neil
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