Choosing an Accounting system
AdaptAccounts for SQL Server 2012 from Adapta
Software provides field-proven, source code database accounting
software applications for Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
Database accounting is important because it can help
you transform your data into a strategic corporate resource. If it isn't
in a robust database with good client access tools you can't leverage that resource. If your competitors can
leverage their information and you can't ... well you know the rest.
A well designed database accounting system integrates
all the various transactions not only in the General Accounting area but
also in your Inventory, Sales and Purchasing areas. If you're in
manufacturing this would extend to manufacturing support with
applications like N-level Bill of Materials. If you have a lot of
third-party costs you'd also want Job Costing.
All of these transactions involve the main entities in
your business - your Customers, your Suppliers, your Products and
When your data is stored in a well-designed database
then you can go beyond the built-in capabilities of the application
programs and use other decision support tools to analyze your data and exploit the relationships between
the transactions and your Customers, Suppliers and Products.
Having your data in a well-designed database gives you
true ownership of your data. If you can't access your data except
through the application programs then you don't truly own your data -
your application programs supplier does.
Of course there are various database servers on the
market. You want to protect your applications software investment and
ensure your database technology choice will serve you as well in the
future as it does in the present. Over the years other database server
offerings have come and gone. Microsoft SQL Server has continued to go
forward. That's why the AdaptAccounts accounting database engine is built on Microsoft SQL Server - the
world's leading database server. These applications run on
superior database technology now - and in the future.
Having your data in a true database management system
like Microsoft SQL Server is the first step.
This gives you full control on the output side -
analyzing your data in different ways. But it doesn't affect the input
side and enable changing the structure of your database in any
Having the source code means that you or your in-house
staff or third-party consultants can extend your database and programs
to support additional information and business rules that are important
for your business. Your requirements also change over time. Even if some
other fixed system appears good enough for now, how would you cope when
new demands occur?
Instead of having to develop custom applications to
meet your needs, you can leverage the common elements and application
structure that already exists in your adaptable, source code
applications so you can get a customized result with a fraction of the
cost and effort that would otherwise be required.
In order for your applications software to be fully
adaptable you need the applications source code. Over the years various
software development companies have tried to develop and promote lesser
approaches but the only true way to get complete adaptability and ensure
future control of your applications software investment is when
you have the applications source code.
But just having the applications source code doesn't
mean that you can successfully get the results you want economically.
If the applications software was developed using older
technologies then it takes too much professional time to make the
That's why AdaptAccounts for SQL Server 2012
accounting database engine is built on the
industry-leading database server - Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - and emphasizes server-side
programming using database stored procedures, triggers and functions.
This provides improved performance and simplifies the client-side
programming. The standard
client-side programming is implemented in Delphi 7. Other developers have
implemented ASP.NET MVC and other client solutions for their vertical
Using this powerful software development technology
enables AdaptAccounts for SQL Server to be adapted quickly and economically.
If the applications software was designed without a
proper regard for ease of adaptation by other then the original
developers then it will also be excessively costly to adapt. It's faster
and cheaper for the original developer to develop applications that are
mainly intended for maintenance by in-house staff than it is to design
and implement applications to be changed efficiently by others. But when
others go to change those applications then they pay the cost.
Adapta Software Inc. has been shipping adaptable
applications software since 1987. We understand what's involved in
building adaptable database accounting applications - and our users have