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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the SALUTE Framework?


SALUTE is the accumulation of years of design & development effort. It is virtually bug free. Writing an application for your business allows us to benefit from previous efforts and common routines (ie. utilities) built into the SALUTE Framework. I like to think of the Framework as a "near" Low Code solution and a "near" Open Source solution. Its approach to custom programing does makes for a quick solution technically speaking. When the technical side of the solution goes well, the implementation and integration with organizational data, workflow and procedures will be the major challenge - as it should be. Without fuel and tracks the train is not going anywhere. Here is an example of the some of the development effort put into the SALUTE Framework. Please understand there is so much more than this diagram allows.




Produce


Every organization has a product that they offer. It might be tangible or intangible. Regardless it is important to track and account for. For brick and mortar businesses the need to track product by quantity-on-hand, quantity-off-hand, incoming, outgoing, set aside, service truck, serial number, lot number, box number, etc., and a combination of any of the above. Predefined set of processes may need to be defined and executed.




Procure


There is a need to exchange products between parties. Whether it is incoming or outgoing the same kinds of activities need to take place. Special pricing might exists and sometimes you need to configure the product to certain specifications that are unique to a party.




Protect


Sometimes we need to track a set of actives as a related group between parties and products – like by project number. That project may progress through a set of defined statuses which need to be monitored and controlled.




Planner


Within an organization some activities need to be planned. Whether it is dispatching a party to initiate a repair or scheduling the return of a product, there is a need to be organized and schedule accordingly. Maybe a product needs to be assembled. Also, maybe a product is being returned for repair or rebuilding.




Provide


Sometimes an organization needs to track parties and products against a set of who can provide what service. The services provided may need to tracked and reported for quality purposes.




Parties


Identifies all the parties and entities that an organization interacts with. This includes everyone from friends to foes. Examples are employees, suppliers, contractors, sales reps, engineers, project leaders, consultants, competitors, dealers, service centers, owners, customers, clients, companies, and the list goes on. There is more to a party than name & address, so much more and we need a central repository to store that information. Tracking events and contacts is also an important function.




Process


Processing can take on many forms and is the engine that drives an organization's objectives and goals.