• Describe your supported platforms. Include hardware and software requirements such as operating system, database, etc.
…All you need is a Microsoft Internet Explorer >= version 7. For the Enterprise Edition are many different set-upís possible, depending on the customersí request.
• What development tools are used by your product?
…The development tool used in BIMIXS is Microsoft Excel. Part of the shipment of the Enterprise Edition is, on request, a graphical Development Tool, the Process Builder from Action Technologies Inc.
• What methods does your system provide for access to documents from other business applications?
…BIMIXS provides services, web-services and APIís to 3rd parties for fetching data.
• Can your system load large batches of images for portability (burn to CD, DVD, etc.) or have a client-based application for stand-alone laptop use?
…The current max. size for documents being uploaded is 10 MB per document. BIMIXS is a cloud solution, thus there is no off-line usage available. You need to be connected to the internet.
• Does your solution provide for a redundancy scheme or disaster recovery strategy in case of failure? Please describe your recommended solution.
…Yes of course, all this is done Ďunder the hoodí in the BIMIXS data centers. For the Enterprise Edition we provide proposals, which are depending of the customersí set-up.
• Does your software integrate with email and fax systems? If so please list the systems. Also, describe how your product(s) works with communication technologies to streamline business processes.
…Yes, BIMIXS provides generic (web)-services, which will be used for any data-exchange from to 3rd party systems including xml-files, pdf-files, image-files, e-mails or custom defined files. Fax is not directly handled by BIMIXS services because most of fax-tools available today are able convert faxí into text, xml and or image files. These files can then be redirected to the BIMIXS data exchange service which is doing the rest.
• Please describe support for web services and SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) based integration.
…As described above, BIMIXS provides web-services to exchange data from/to 3rd party systems.
• Does system provide fully functional APIs?
…Yes it does for many different programming languages like C, C++, C#, Java, Cobol as well as XML-based API.
• Can product integrate with EAI/Middleware products?
…Yes, there is loosely coupling thru the exchange of data files in any format or strongly coupled based integration using the APIís. We prefer the loosely coupled way of integration because of stability and flexibility reasons. When the Middleware bus system goes down, people can still work with BIMIXS because it is a message based system, which is able to queue requests and process them later, when i.e. the eai-bus system is ready again. Furthermore BIMIXS messages are defined in a generic way, thus new message types can be introduced easily without changing or worrying about existing interfaces described in whatever IDL.