How do you use CARL Source? Quite simply from a workstation with a web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.). CARL Source uses 100% HTML ergonomics and therefore does not need a plug-in or resident code on the client workstation (integrated thin client), even for graphic features (configuration, scheduling, mapping, etc.), unlike many products on the market.
CARL Source uses Web 2.0 technologies (Ajax, Drag’N’Drop, partial and dynamic refresh, etc.), making it very user-friendly, for example, for the diagrams used for scheduling tasks or map navigation.
It offers the assurance of having an application whose ergonomics, though very sophisticated, obeys all the standards of the web, making it easier for users.
CARL Source handles extended alphabets (Arabic, Chinese, etc.)
A management software package must be able to adapt to the environment of any company and still benefit from the state of the art and know-how available on the market.
A solution that is both customisable and extendible
CARL Source features a configurable dictionary that defines the set of “objects” that are managed by the application (table, data fields, etc.). It provides you with wide possibilities for customising and extending the standard application: terminology, constraints on data, and the behaviour of each field are easily adaptable.
CARL Source proposes a configurable state workflow that is associated with the main operating processes so that it can easily adapt to the methods in use in your organisation. For example, you can easily add new states to a work order (e.g. waiting for approval from fire department) and describe their sequences with the application’s standard states.
Everyone can have their own “customised home screen” with their favourite menus and functions as well as their own customised dashboard.
You can easily create and modify input or search screens, reports or any type of behaviour in particular. Each one, assigned to a user or group of maintenance workers, allows you to adjust how information is presented and makes viewing and entering this information easy, particularly thanks to dynamic data formatting (colours, hidden fields, compulsory fields, etc.).
Lastly – and this is no small matter for those who have experienced laborious software migration processes – customised settings are automatically retrieved each time CARL Source is updated.
A product that is multisite, multicompany and multilingual
CARL Source is natively designed to manage several organisations, sites or companies. Users have access only to the information that they need.
Available in most European languages, CARL Source also supports multilingual use, meaning that it can be used simultaneously by people who do not speak the same language. The screens and data (such as text in reports) dynamically adjust to the language spoken by each user logged on to the system.