ADL's graphical user interfaces (GUIs)
follow Microsoft guidelines for a Windows “look and feel”.
Applications have similar features and design elements
to Microsoft's Office Suite of Word, Excel, and Outlook.
This similarity helps new users quickly gain confidence
in their skills with minimal training.
Graphical User Interface
Our systems use touchscreens, keyboards, mice, and other data
entry devices. Programs behave the way
the user expects; screens are intuitive and buttons
are logically placed. Icons used throughout
the applications provide consistent visual cues.
Keyboard shortcuts enable fast data entry by advanced
Menus are kept simple, limiting choices so the user can remember
where everything is. Muted pastel color schemes are used, as
studies indicate these colors are easier on the eyes than
bright, flashy colors.
Context-Sensitive and Online Help
Online Help systems are clear, comprehensive and regularly updated with
the program updates. The Online Help includes Search,
Contents, Index, and
Print features. Context-sensitive help balloons appear as users mouse over
buttons and fields.
With the click of the Help button used in all ADL applications, users
are automatically brought to the relevant page in the help file
from within the program, saving considerable time and aggravation.
Our applications employ “Rich-Thin Client” technology, capable
of running on your local LAN (in-house) network or an Internet connection.
Many areas can take advantage of lower cost Thin Client Network
Devices (NC devices) in place of more expensive PCs.
Networked computers save money and simplify software
upgrades, especially when users are located over a large
geographic area. Since only central servers need to be updated, upgrading
each PC is avoided. This is a major advantage for large organizations
and chains where the homes are spread over wide geographic locations.
OptimumSeries applications are best
served by Windows-based Clients. Applications employ
the full power of the Windows interface.
New software development focuses on integrating .Net and Web Services
(SOA) into our new applications. Web Services facilitate intercommunication
various Internet web services and databases.
.NET is a collection of programming support for what are known as Web services,
the ability to use the Web rather than your own computer for various services.
New software development focuses on integrating .Net and Web
into our new applications. .Net offers programming support
for Web Services, which facilitate intercommunication
with various Internet services and databases.
As computing becomes increasingly Web browser-oriented, ADL's
use of .NET technology will provide users with a
seamless interoperable and Web-enabled
interface for applications and computing devices.
Forms & Laser Printers
ADL's applications take advantage of the graphics capabilities
of the laser printer, printing reports that include graphics
and charts where applicable. Predefined Forms can be merged with
the data to produce professional reports that appear typeset.
Reports can include your facility logo and other graphics.
The print technology even allows you to change the report layouts
and save them for future processing.