Technology That Works!
Technology for the Industrial Workplace
WorkShop consists of six modules: Order, Machines, Schedule, BOM, Plan, and Cost. The modules can be combined in different ways to meet the needs of small, medium, or large manufacturers.
WorkShop is written in FoxPro, a powerful 4GL Xbase open architecture language. TIW decided on this platform in order to provide the user with a manufacturing package that can be customized for individual operating requirements. In addition to the user definable capabilities, WorkShop provides an environment that supports extensions and modification. Using the optional WorkShop Developer's Kit, the more sophisticated user or VAR can modify the screens, change the menu structure, add applications, change reports and interface with the WorkShop databases.
Workshop differs radically from traditional MRP systems that evolved in the seventies and eighties on mainframes and minicomputers that were then ported to microcomputer platforms. Processes in WorkShop are designed to operate in real-time instead of batch. Even scheduling and BOM explosions which before took hours to do are done in seconds or minutes in WorkShop. The operator interface is CUA(Common User Access) compliant with key field, hot key and mouse support. There is virtually unlimited screen-on-screen capability with hypertext relationships for both Windows and DOS platforms.
WorkShop is distrubuted through authorized dealers worldwide. Most of these dealers are also authorized for SBT so that the customer has a single source for all their software requirements.