The Technology Behind ShopVue
ShopVue runs on a Windows Server and utilizes a Microsoft SQL Server database. In most instances, ShopVue can use a single server for both the application and database (either physical or virtual).
Using our proven SV2DB toolkit, ShopVue interfaces easily to dozens of partner ERP systems, payroll systems, and other third-party applications.
ShopVue as a Virtual Application
Beginning with Release 7.1, ShopVue uses virtual application technology to bundle all of the files and registry settings needed by client applications into a single executable file. ShopVue no longer needs the actual registry and system folders of the computer that it runs on.
Using ShopVue as a virtual application, you'll no longer need admin permissions to install ShopVue and will enjoy simpler upgrades. To upgrade, ShopVue simply deploys a new virtual application executable, eliminating the hassles created by shared system files. Another benefit of this encapsulation of files and registry settings is the ability to easily run two instances of a client application side by side on the same computer making it easy to run a test/development application alongside the live production application.
The ShopVue file server installation program guides you through the necessary steps with smart defaults, limiting the decisions you have to make. Updating the license key, creating the shared folder for clients, specifying the database connection, swapping to the new library, and upgrading the database are all handled during this one process. The only components you may need to install separately are the ShopVue Watchdog, Direct Machine Interface (optional), and ERP interface.
Web-based Client Installation
ShopVue offers a ClickOnce installation option for installing client software.
You can install ShopVue on client PCs via the Web by simply opening a URL and clicking the ShopVue component you wish to install (Management client, Console, Dashboard, etc.) Once installed via ClickOnce, ShopVue clients will automatically update whenever changes become available, eliminating the need for an IT professional to touch every client during upgrades.
Traditional Client Installation
For those not wishing to use ClickOnce (terminal server is one frequent example), there is also a traditional client install program that you can run. It lets you select the client components you wish to install and deploys them all at once. The confusion of multiple install programs is removed.