Bundle-Track System is built on a Client/Server architecture.
This means that it's not just one application, but rather two applications
that talk to each other: in this case, a Database Management System
(the Server) and a User Interface (the Client). The chief advantages
of this architecture are reliability and scalability:
Bundle-Track Network Edition
takes advantage of the Client/Server separation to let you use
the Client from multiple locations simultaneously. By adding or
dropping User Seats, you can scale
your Bundle-Track System to work in environments having as few
as 25 and as many as 8,000 workers.
Firstly, your Bundle-Track system includes an entire Database Management
System developed by third-party database experts as a stand-alone
solution in its own right, so you enjoy more reliable processing
than you can get from systems relying on home-brewed data processing
code. Secondly, Bundle-Track's Client/Server architecture makes
it better able to protect your data against network failures and
power failures. For systems that are not Client/Server-based, a
broken network connection at the wrong time can leave data processing
partially complete, resulting in problematic or even crippling errors
in your database. But with Bundle-Track, when the Server loses contact
with the Client, the Server simply rolls back any incomplete transaction
and the data remains intact. With Network Edition,
where the Server* and Client are running on separate machines, you
can literally pull the plug on your Client machine without harming
your Bundle-Track data.
*You should always keep your Server supported by an un-interruptable
power supply (battery back-up).