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MaGest.

MaGest.

Invoicing and Management Software totally integrated with the rest of the products of MICROAREA guarantees the user the inter-performance of our accounting, taxation, and payroll software, and much more...

MaGest has been designed to provide the company, independently of its size or activity, an easy to use system of invoicing, storing and commercial management without abandoning the services that the company demands.

This new version provides a new and more effective method of working. Finally, all the processes of production, storing, invoicing, management of commercial contacts and automatic accounting fuse into one product.  When can we start working?



POShability- Terminal Sales Point

POShability- Terminal Sales Point

With a strong heart: taking advantage of the nucleus of Magest, we bring the potency of a complete package of commercial management to your sales terminal. A revolutionary, simple interface, within reach of any of its employees will demonstrate the potency of the client applications of POShability working against the application server with the capacities of a giant.
Never again work with a TPV that doesn´t link to your management.


MicroArea for Attorneys

MicroArea for Attorneys

This is the ideal software for lawyers and law firms, as it creates order and efficiency in your law practice. MicroArea for Attorneys provides all the professional services lawyers need to manage their cases and clients. Selected by the most european BAR ASSOCIATIONS to provide a standard software to their lawyers, the software has been converted in the standard tool for the biggest BARs of Europe.

Everything you need to manage your law practice…

Make more time to practice law, not manage it. Efficient, Affordable and Easy-to-Use. Work smart, not hard...



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Minimum System Requeriments

Pentium III or Higher
512 MB of RAM
At least 256 MB of free disk space
Monitor with a minimum resolution of 1024x768
CD Drive
Other requirements that are recommended, but not essential are: a connection to the internet, a Local Network connection, sound card and device for electronic signatures

Before you install

All of the MICROAREA applications have been developed with client/server technology which requires certain services to be configured on your PC. To facilitate this task and avoid the presence of technical personnel for installations, we have designed a wizard that is used by all of our applications. Following the steps that the installer suggests, the program is able to be up and running within minutes.

The application is designed for network use. However, the program can be used on a stand-alone machine.

Another important function is the possibility to access your server from a remote computer. This allows a connection between various geographical locations, remote access from home and the ability to give clients access to the desired information. This process is extremely simple and only requires a few instructions from our technical support department.

THE FOLLOWING TECHNICAL INFORMATION IS NOT NECESSARY FOR INSTALLATION OF THE SOFTWARE. IT IS MEANT AS A REFERENCE FOR THOSE USERS WHO DESIRE TO KNOW IN GREATER DETAIL HOW THE PROCESS OF INSTALLATION WORKS.

Which operating systems are supported?

The software from MICRO AREA works in client mode in any Microsoft Windows based operating system. However at least, one of the computers must be able to support services in server mode if you are using the program on a stand alone machine, it will have to meet the requirements of server mode. The product will not work on operating systems based on Unix, Mac or any other non-Windows based system. Use of emulators or virtual machines will not guarantee correct operation.

In any installation, we will need one machine that acts as the server, activating the services of data access and containing the information of the program. The client machines will be those that access the server to request information. A computer that works as a stand alone machine must be powerful enough to support server and client operations.

Below is a list of the supported operating systems:

Windows 7
Windows 2008 Server
Windows Vista
Windows Xp
Windows 2000

Before installing...

Before beginning the installation of the program, it is advisable to familiarize yourself with the terminology that will help you with the installation process.

¨Mono-Console” or “Multi-Console”?
“Mono-Console” refers to having the software installed on one stand alone machine, where information cannot be accessed on other machines.
“Multi-Console” installation refers to an installation where several different computers can access the information contained on one computer, known as the server

Servers and clients.
So that the program is able to manage the information of the office, we automatically install a service on your computer that is called MS SQL Server. This ¨service¨ is an automatic task that is continually carried out on the computer and that is entrusted with receiving requests for information from other computers.

If we carry out both the mono-console and the multi-console installation, we need this service to be active so that the computer where we have installed the service (the machine that will contain the information) is designated as the server. The rest of the computers connected to the local network and to the server itself are the work station ¨clients¨, given that they send information requests to the server and the server returns the information to them.

Advantages of Client/Server Technology

Used in almost all automated library systems, client/server technology is the computer architecture. Client/Server technology is computer architecture for separating the application’s functions into two or more distinct parts. Client/Server technology divides functions into client (requestor) and server (provider) subsystems, with standard communication methods (such as TCP/IP and z39.50). To facilitate the sharing of information between them, it divides the functions. On the desktop computer the client presents and manipulates data. To store and retrieve protected data the server acts like a mainframe. The machines can perform their duties to their best.

Characteristics
The main characteristics of Client Server Technology is as under-

  • By the differences in their performing tasks the client and server can be differentiated from one another.
  • The client and server generally function on different computer platforms.
  • One or more servers may be connected by the clients.
  • Multiple clients may be connected by the servers at the same time.
  • Without affecting each other the client or server may be upgraded.
  • By requesting a service the clients always initiate the dialogue.

In a client/server environment a client PC almost does the following:

  • screen handling
  • menu or command interpretation
  • data entry
  • help processing
  • error recovery

A server can be anywhere along the dividing line and with a broad range between the clients. Only the user interface has been moved onto the client at one end; at the other end the database may be distributed.
Along the range there are at least five points:

  1. Distributed presentation: The server and the client partly handle the presentation
  2. Remote presentation: The client handles or controls the entire presentation
  3. Distributed logic:The server and the client partly handle the application logic
  4. Remote data management: The server handles or controls the entire Database management
  5. Distributed database:The server and the client partly handle the Database management

In a library environment there are two major applications for client/server:

  1. For an automated library system as the architecture- To facilitate use of this system a vendor designs a system using client/server technology to access multiple servers to improve productivity and to bring together multiple product lines.
  2. o linking heterogeneous systems as an approach- To facilitate transparent access a vendor designs a client to systems of other vendors and from others a server to facilitate transparent access to its system.

Benefits
The benefits of client/server computing are as under

 

  1. In spite of changing the legacy application it is much easier to implement client/server
  2. Move to rapid application development and new technology like object oriented technology
  3. For development and support it is a long term cost benefits
  4. To support new systems it is easy to add new hardware like document imaging and video teleconferencing
  5. For each application it can implement multiple vendor software tools

Client/Server technology is proved much cost efficient and feasible in a mainframe environment.

Concerns
The companies implement client/server technology on the following concerns-

  • Between the client and server where there are many levels of complexity and compatibility issues
  • Since you will need to maintain the old system (mainframe) and the new client server architecture development cost will rise in the short term
  • There are many layers of complexity and compatibility issues between the client and server.
  • Cost will rise in the short term since you will need to maintain the old system (mainframe) and the new client server architecture development.
  • Software’s competency such as tools of security and management are not as mature as mainframe counterparts.
  • With these tools takes time to become proficient.
  • At giving up control of a centralized computing environment Information System departments may draw back.

Do I need a server?

Do I need a dedicated server?

The common structure in a small local network is to have one machine that acts as a Server and others that connect to it as clients.
It is not necessary to have one computer dedicated exclusively to performing the tasks of the server. Any of the computers in your office (the most powerful, if possible) is able to carry out these duties while being used in the work place at the same time. Although it is possible that if your office handles large volumes of information you will need a dedicated machine to run the services of Microsoft SQL. This all depends on the hardware installed in your office and the recommendations of your service information provider.
Today it is normal to have a shared internet connection and computers connected through a local network system. Although this may appear not to pose a great risk, this set up subjects your data to continuous attacks and allows the entrance of ¨spam¨and viruses. If the design of your network is such it is advisable that you dedicate one computer to handle firewalls, set up database services, anti-virus programs, etc.

More details about networks
Below are some terms which you can familiarize yourself with to understand how your local network works.

IP:
Internet Protocol. Used both by the origin and the destination for the communication of information through the local network or Internet.

IP ADDRESS
This is a number that identifies a computer within a network that uses IP protocol. Do not confuse this number with the MAC address. The MAC address is the number assigned to the network card of the computer itself. It comes imposed by the manufacturer of the card, while the IP address can change. You will have both types of IP addresses.

• Local or private IP address
• Public IP: this can be dynamic or static

LOCAL OR PRIVATE IP ADDRESS
The local IP address is the one that corresponds to the local network of your house or office. It is used to access other computers installed in your local network.

REMOTE OR PUBLIC IP ADDRESS
Your IP address can be either fixed or dynamic, according to which contract you have with your ISP.
Dynamic and static IP addresses.
The dynamic IP address is the most common for users that are connected to the Internet from their home. Normally this address will change on reconnect.
Static IP addresses are used by internet sites that by nature need to be permanently connected (web servers, public FTP, email servers, etc). This address will not change with time, it will remain static.

The information services of the SQL SERVER are accessible from the internet through port 1433, so if you have a static IP address, you will be able to access information from your house or connect geographically separate offices.




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