Microsoft Windows Mobile case study highlights VFP 9.0

 New case study from Microsoft Windows Mobile software for Pocket PCs team highlights use of Visual FoxPro 9.0:

Fresh Mark, Inc. - Food Manufacturer Speeds Inspection Reporting with Wireless Mobile Solution

Fresh Mark produces processed meats for the retail and food service industries. Its products include Sugardale and Superior’s hot dogs, lunch meats, hams, and a variety of items for food service. Federal food-handling regulations make manufacturers responsible for regularly inspecting areas of food safety vulnerability, such as the temperatures in coolers and smokers. Fresh Mark wanted to replace its manual inspection procedures with a computerized system that would ensure information was accurate when entered, catch problems quickly, escalate them to the appropriate personnel, track their resolution, and reduce paperwork. It turned to Prime ProData for an application that captures data in the plants and transfers it over wireless networks. Plant managers now have near-real-time access to the data through desktop computers and pagers.

Excerpt from case study which highlights the use of Visual FoxPro 9.0 within the overall solution:
The amount of data recorded for HACCP is fairly large, and it is stored on a database running Microsoft SQL Server™ 2000, part of Microsoft Windows Server System™ integrated server software. Prime ProData used the Microsoft Office Visio® Professional 2003 drawing and diagramming software to produce production flow charts, which are required by USDA regulations. Prime ProData also wrote the desktop layer of the application with the Microsoft Visual FoxPro® version 9.0 database development system. The desktop application models and automatically diagrams production flow charts using Visio 2003 objects called from within Visual FoxPro 9.0.

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