CARL Source’s architecture meets current interoperability requirements (SOA). Each application process is available as a service (Web Services) that is geared to enabling applications to work together, even between different platforms. This approach ensures smooth communication between all your software programs: central directory (LDAP), purchasing or accounting systems, ERP (Baan, JD Edwards, Movex, Oracle Application, SAP, etc.) or other BAS/BMS systems.
CARL Source is an easy addition to your corporate portal: the Web Services included in CARL Source offer callouts to the operational components you wish to use. For example, new maintenance requests can be created via your specific corporate portal.
You can also use your standard query tools (Business Objects, Excel, Query, etc.) to perform analyses or generate reports in order to take informed decisions.
All the data in the application can be exported in various formats (XML, Excel, etc.) with a single click.
CARL Loader is included as standard with CARL Source and can be used for initial loading of existing data as well as data loaded on demand. Designed for non-IT specialists, this tool handles various file formats (Excel, Access, etc.).
The document management system integrated in the application allows you to associate multimedia files (Word, Autocad, MS-Project, etc.) with any object (work order, asset, item, etc.). Document administration can be delegated to a third-party management system (EDM, CMS, etc.) or performed by CARL Source within its own library. In the latter case, documents are either stored centrally on the server or simply located by an URL or a network access path.
CARL Source can manage a number of standalone databases that, due to their location (ships, projects at distant sites, etc.), prevent continuous communication with the central base. Special functions, to be adapted to your precise needs, synchronise these remote databases so that purchases can be pooled and financial and technical data consolidated with no loss in integrity even in the case of sporadic links (satellites, 3/4G…).