technology enables 4th Quarter® products to be reconfigured,
reprogrammed, and have major elements of the program completely
replaced with business components of your own design.
This modularity is rooted deep in the architecture
of 4th Quarter. It extends across all levels and all functions of
the application. The MFM design enables us to provide the whole
4Q Core accounting engine as it's own product, separate from any
particular business system.
This flexibility provides you with unprecedented
level of customizability. We can add or modify screens, menus, functions
and data at your request. With a source code license you have the
ability to make these changes yourself.
4th Quarter is powerful and
flexible enough to handle any type of debts, sales, or services.
It allows you to integrate complex processes such as three-party
contracts, contingent agreements, and rule-based transactions. You
can modify our business interface, or have us help you link 4th
Quarter to your existing application. This true customization offers
you infinitely more than the reconfiguration provided byother packages.
4 Steps to your Custom 4Q Solution
Braided Matrix, Inc. has devised a 4-step approach to customizing
4Q Accounting Solution. We are available to oversee the customization
process through all four steps, or to assist you at any point along
the way. We also offer 4D programmers source code training and materials
to facilitate the customization and installation of 4th Quarter.
Step 1: Analysis
This initial step involves laying out initial
design specifications based on interviews to determine the client's
needs and a review of the current system. This step yields a broad
design outline, and rough time and cost estimates for the customization.
Step 2: Specifications
Step 2 moves from the initial specifications
to a detailed plan revealing how the customized system will function
and how it is to be implemented. This phase is based on more detailed
information-gathering about the client's business. It entails
a thorough mapping of what files are to be used , how they are
to be linked together, and what additional code will need to be
created in order to meet the specifications of the business. This
step yields a detailed blueprint for the system's structure, function
and implementation, as well as a more accurate time and cost estimate.
Step 3: Implementation
Step 3 involves implementing the blueprint by
customizing 4Q's code, creating custom extensions, modifying existing
files and linking existing 4D software to the system. Our approach
during this stage includes incremental testing, and accommodates
ongoing changes to the design. At the end of this step the finished
system is ready for installation.
Step 4: Installation
The final step involves formatting and importing
existing data into the new system in stages, followed by testing,
debugging and user training and support.
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for details on how 4th Quarter can support your system's needs.