News | October 20, 2008

Global Shop Solutions Announces Availability Of Global Application Builder

THE WOODLANDS, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global Shop Solutions, the nation's largest privately-held ERP software system provider for the manufacturing industry, announced today the availability of Global Application Builder (GAB), a programming tool that allows users to modify its ERP system to suit their specific needs. The announcement follows significant and successful customer field-testing of GAB in a variety of applications.

Unique in the ERP software industry, GAB is a Rapid Application Development (RAD) language built from the ground-up to integrate with Global Shop Solutions' One-System ERP SolutionsTM. Unlike other customization tools in the industry, GAB allows both front-end and business logic customizations without impact to the core system. System integrity and upgrade migration are not compromised, and users are able to make functionality changes without waiting for a customized option to be built or for a system update.

"Our success is rooted in our determination to listen to our customers," said Dusty Alexander, president of Global Shop Solutions. "This tool is a perfect example of that. We're empowering customers by giving them the opportunity to get the customization they want for less cost."

Alexander continued, "At their best, ERP systems help companies eliminate spreadsheets and costly manual processes, whether in the office or on the shop floor. GAB is a further step in that direction, and will allow our customer's own processes to be seamlessly integrated into our system."

With GAB, customers can:

  • Create user-defined workflows
  • Re-configure screen elements
  • Add user-specific security and validation
  • Integrate with third-party products via popular networking protocols, ODBC, XML, etc.
  • Integrate with popular office software suites including Microsoft Office and Sun OpenOffice
  • Interact with Ethernet or serial-connected shop floor machining centers and SCADA packages
  • Create entirely new ERP sub-systems that are integrated with the base package

The tool also allows for sharing: customers can post GAB projects onto the Global Shop Solutions GAB Forum to share programs or discuss them with other customers – a valuable knowledge exchange opportunity. Customers that don't wish to develop extensions and applications themselves can rely on Global Shop Solutions R&D personnel to create their custom solutions in GAB.

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About Global Shop Solutions
Global Shop Solutions is the largest privately-held ERP software provider in the United States. Based in The Woodlands, Texas, Global Shop is a family-owned and operated business and has offices across the country to serve customers throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Asia. Global Shop's unique combination of manufacturing knowledge, software expertise and commitment to customer service has produced successful implementations for companies in the aerospace and defense, oilfield and petrochemical, sheet metal fabricators and machine shops, job shops, screw machine shops, machine builders, repair facilities and electronics, wood shops, medical instrumentation and store fixture manufacturer industries. For more information, visit or call 800.364.5958.

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