Genus App Platform may be divided into four key functional areas.

 

Create and Modify
Your business objects, like Products and Persons, may be created and modified according to your business rules and processes using the Genus App Platform.

 

An object may be viewed, created and modified through our Form, which are windows on your screen consisting of a layout of fields, buttons, checkboxes etc., designed to suit your specific purpose.

 

Objects may be viewed through our Table, which is what you expect, i.e. a presentation of your data in columns and rows, but also much more: Our Table allows for directly creating and modifying your business objects in a spreadsheet-like manner, and mix detailed data with aggregated data, erasing the traditional border between applications like Business intelligence and Enterprise resource planning. You may mix data from multiple data sources within the same table, giving you a better overall view than otherwise possible through traditional master-detail designs.

 

Throughout the Genus App Platform, either you are using our Form or Table, your data is automatically validated against your business rules to ensure that values satisfy your requirements for correctness and accuracy.

 

Analyze and Report

The Genus App Platform has strong built-in functionality for aggregating and analyzing your business data, and visualizing these with the same type of flexibility as any other modern business intelligence tool. The analysis may be merged into your reports for creating full-fledged management reports or similar.

 

The output of an application is often the most important part, and the Genus App Platform lets you produce an endless variation of report documents. You control the report document template, and your report is made using an extension of standard Microsoft Word mail merge features, allowing for a flexible creation of letters, labels, invoices, inventories, contracts etc.

 

Your documents may be viewed on screen, printed, sent by email, transmitted through web services or stored inside your application or on your file servers etc. We support a variety of file formats like DOC, DOCX, DOCM, PDF, HTML, ODT, TXT, RTF and XPS. There is no need to install separate PDF converters or writers; we support it directly, so you save that cost.

 

You may even produce documents using Microsoft Excel templates, using merge features similar to Microsoft Word. Your Excel files may be handled similar to Word files, and even be merged into Word documents, letting you mix your text and images with advanced Excel spreadsheets in the same report. Merged Excel documents may be stored in different file formats like all variants of native Excel (XLS, XLSX, …) and PDF, HTML, ODT, TXT, RTF and XPS.

 

Monitor and Alert
You may set up agents to run in the background and monitor your data based on your business rules. If certain values or trends change, you may be alerted immediately by email, text message or similar. The email notification may contain reports and analyses describing the situation, making it possible to get a quick overview and act accordingly.

 

Search and Refine
Genus App Platform offers you a number of ways to search your business data. The easiest way is to simply click a saved search, which searches through your data using predefined conditions. If you are looking for data contained in specific fields, you may apply a per field search for any of your business objects.

 

All your text data, like documents, reports and text fields, is searchable using full text search (i.e. Google-like search). Your search results may be refined by aggregating the results into categories, showing you the distribution of results per category. By selecting a category, your result is narrowed down to that category.

 

Search is built into our Form and Table, providing a seamless experience when it comes to selecting among a finite set of objects or codes, e.g. when locating a responsible person while creating a new customer.

 

Having found your objects, you may explore related objects through the object network. Advanced searches may be set up using conditions, where you are able to specify expressions connecting your data, like searching for persons, but listing the projects they are responsible for. Your expert users may set up multiple step searches by adding, removing or intersecting a search result with the next search result, in effect supporting advanced set-based searches.