OS/SAFE

SAFE & Ollie & WordPress®

Use Simple Accounting for Forms Experts and Ollie on the WordPress® platform.

SAFE Open Source™ is a web application that provides an all-in-one solution for distributors, including many of the features of our Simple Accounting for Forms Experts (SAFE) application with On-Line Extensions (Ollie) customer ordering application.

OS/SAFE runs within the popular WordPress® environment on the MySQL database. It features easy setup, simple operation and very low maintenance. This makes OS/SAFE perfect for smaller businesses or those who want to host their business applications off-site.

How It Works

You begin by installing WordPress on your web site, then installing the OS/SAFE Theme. This provides basic functionality of both SAFE and Ollie.

Many of the features of Ollie and SAFE are combined. There are options to designate appropriate User Roles for both your Employees and your Customers.

This means that your sales people, employees and customers can access most of the functions of SAFE for Windows and Ollie from anywhere with as many connections as your web host can handle. No scripts. No extra programs. No remote control software. No messy communication setups. The only requirements for an OS/SAFE user are a device capable of running a modern browser, such as Internet Explorer 10 or above, Firefox, Chrome, Opera or Safari.

Additionally, OS/SAFE is specifically designed to for easy use on most popular tablets, including Android® and Apple® devices.


  • How much does OS/SAFE cost?

    $5,995 for a single server license. There is no limit on concurrent users connected to each licensed server.

  • Are there additional costs?

    The only additional costs will be for web hosting, either in-house or with an ISP.

  • What type of web hosting do I need?

    You will need a hosting company that provides dedicated servers.

  • Can I limit individual users to specific functions?

    Absolutely! OS/SAFE is managed using the same Simple Accounting Security Extensions as in SAFE for Windows. SASE allows you to change which menus, icons, buttons and so forth are on screen for every user who logs in to SAFE whether over the Internet or in your office.

    To demonstrate our point this, click here to view two versions of the same data entry screen for a sales order line item; the first a view for a user in your office, the second appropriate for a remote customer doing on-line ordering. Note the simplified look of the second example.

  • Can we customize the look and feel of our web site?

    Of course! OS/SAFE appears just like any other link on a web page. Design your own web site and place your link to OS/SAFE where you want it, or have our designers custom create a complete web site to your taste. We can design a consistent look and feel with advanced features that intelligently present OS/SAFE to users who are supposed to have access but does not even display to those who are not!

  • How do I know I am getting the right components for my server?

    That’s what we’re here for!

  • Does OS/SAFE integrate with SAFE for Windows??

    No. If you would also like to access SAFE from your Windows desktop, you should look at WebSAFE.

  • Where does the data reside?

    If you are running OS/SAFE on an in-house server, you’re using the same database as SAFE for Windows. This has the advantage of concurrency; any transaction entered in OS/SAFE is instantly available in SAFE.

    If you are running on an external web host and you are also using SAFE for Windows in your office, transactions are from OS/SAFE are updated to SAFE for Windows according to a timer (typically in fifteen minute increments.)

  • What about security? Could someone break into our site?

    OS/SAFE enables the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) found on most Web servers. This is the encryption standard of the industry. It prevents unauthorized users from interecepting your data off the net. Also, our SASE add-on program offers data encryption to prevent users from copying data to their local machines.

  • What is the recommended setup for remote hosting?

    OS/SAFE should run on any web hosting plan that supports MySQL5 and PHP5. However, we strongly recommend the use of a dedicated server plan and not a shared hosting plan. Although the feature set of shared hosts seems adequate there is a reason they tend to be so inexpensive—slow response! OS/SAFE requires the bandwidth that usually is only available via dedicated server packages.

  • Do you provide hosting services or can you recommend a host?

    No. We do not re-sell hosting services because we prefer to remain neutral and objective. Every business has different needs. We can give you recommendations based on current customer feedback, but we recommend a bit of research as hosting performance changes frequently among the larger companies.

  • How do I know I am getting a good deal from my Internet Provider? Access charges vary greatly

    This is a tough one for lots of businesses as the market for internet services is still relatively immature.

    If you host your own web server and in most markets you may have only a single choice.

Product Interface Key Features Additional
Requirements
Target User Price
WebSAFE HTML Provides most SAFE features on any internet browser In-house web server (IIS) or a dedicated external host No additional costs. Very customizable. $5,995
OS/SAFE HTML Provides most SAFE and Ollie features on any internet browser Any Wordpress host No additional costs. Very customizable. $5,995
ThinSAFE Windows Provides access to all SAFE features with the familar Windows interface. Terminal Services and Remote Desktop licenses or Citrix RDX Fastest performance. Great for Windows users. $1,295
PDAXtensions Scanner
Smartphone
Provides one button counts, reorders and inventory tracking functions Intermec scanner or Android 'Ice Cream' enabled device Inventory control, order history, releases $695

Why OS/SAFE?

  • Working from Home?

    How many times have you or your sales people wanted to get some work done after hours or on the weekends. What about grabbing some last minute information to take to a client meeting at 6:00AM? If you ever wanted constant access to your orders and inventory, now you can have it with OS/SAFE!

  • Remote Offices?

    Do you have remote offices for salespeople or franchisees? Are you (and they) tired of not being able to get reliable, up to the minute information on inventory, customer history and order status? OS/SAFE makes real-time management of all your locations a practical reality.

  • Client Self-Management?

    If your larger clients need to manage their own orders, then OS/SAFE is definitely for you! Customers can check the status of their own orders, take counts, place requests for releases, or even do routine reorders all on their own. That means faster response for them and less work for you. And that adds up to increased customer satisfaction and more net profit for you.

  • All key features of SAFE!

    OS/SAFE provides over 90% of the features of SAFE for Windows including invoicing, check printing and inventory control!

  • Works On Any Browser

    Use OS/SAFE on any Javascript enabled browser including Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari.

  • Deploying

    OS/SAFE runs on virtually any web server that runs WordPress®. We recommend a dedicated server, rather than a shared hosting plan for best results. We’ll back you all the way, by installing the application on your web server, setting up security and providing all the expertise you need to get running immediately.

  • Security

    Security is managed just like SAFE for Windows, using the included Simple Accounting Security Extension. Each user logs in with an Employee ID and a password which determines the menus and options she has access to. Data can be encrypted, and users can be limited to only data associated with their log-in ID.

  • Skinnable!

    Customize OS/SAFE for specific groups of users with standard CSS stylesheets.

How We Can Help

If you've been concerned about the complexities of e-commerce, don't worry! We can help your business get it all together in the following ways:

  • We can sell or lease you all the hardware you need. As Authorized IBM, Microsoft, Novell, Dell and Digital Network Resellers, we have the expertise to get you installed and running the right way. We will pre-install and test and configure your equipment so it's ready to run the moment we flip the switch. And we'll back our work with a three year warranty.
  • We can provide the Networking Solutions you need to connect users in your office, remote offices, customers and salespeople on the road.
  • We can objectively and independently vet hosting services and ISPs. We can deploy Ollie and WebSAFE and take care of all the paperwork.
  • We can come to your site and provide comprehensive training for all our products, including SAFE, Ollie, WebSAFE and ThinSAFE with courses specifically for network administrators, office employees, and sales people in the field.
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