This article about using
widely available tools to build your website
and using MultiValue to provide the data and the
presents a complete step-by-step example of using REST web services. OpenQM
supplies the MultiValue data. All other tools are OpenSource.
Most companies have ERP needs that are unique to their particular business.
When a "standard" ERP package does not fit well with accepted industry
practices or company business processes, you seem to have two choices —
customize and enhance the software or change the way that you do business to
match the package. The first can be difficult, time-consuming, and
expensive. The second can force you into doing things in a way that actually
complicates your workflow and raises expenses. It may even hurt your
competitive advantages. Find out how this company stepped "outside the box"
and solved one of their ERP needs with inexpensive equipment, internal
developers, and open source software.
Consuming web services like Avalara Saletax within your MultiValue
applications is easy, but many web services are starting to require OAUTH 2
login authentication. OAUTH 2 adds additional complexity, but implementation
is much simpler than it seems when you read the documentation. This article
will cover what is required to create an OAUTH 2 login process within your
In case you have been asleep the last few years, let us fill you in on some
important news. The Web has taken over. In order to meet your customers'
demands and stay competitive, the data in your MultiValuebased applications
must be accessible by Web technologies. While there are a number of fine
products in the MultiValue world to allow you to do this, if you are willing
to get your hands dirty with a little bit of programming, you can accomplish
a lot of this with tools readily available to you as open source.
Users demand access to their data from a variety of devices, many of which
are web-enabled. Continuing from the last issue, part two of this series
completes the picture in a simple, low-cost, effective way of providing
access to your MultiValue data from web applications.
This series has shown how easy it is to connect just about any MultiValue
system to the web using a little bit of Basic, a little bit of
PHP, and a single environment variable. Now that the basics have been
covered, this final
article in this series will tie up a few loose ends.