TimeTrends® available for Microsoft® SQL Server

MONTREAL - September 20, 1999 -

ALT−C Systems, Inc. of Montreal, Quebec, Canada announces the availability of TimeTrends® Forecast Warehouse for the Microsoft SQL Server database format. Users of TimeTrends can now greatly increase the amount of data stored, as well as the security of that data. Multi-user capabilities are also increased, using SQL Serveršs robust database environment and built-in management features.

Forecasting & Demand planning in today's corporate environment is requiring increasing amounts of data storage, ideally using commonly available third party databases that can be supported with internal IS/IT resources. Microsoft SQL Server fulfils that requirement, and is increasingly becoming a database of choice for enterprise database applications. SQL Server's low cost and scalability make it a viable option for most companies. Other advantages provided by SQL Server as the data storage environment forTimeTrends are record locking, as well as the availability of "stored procedures". This allows routine task of database maintenance to be automated and scheduled for execution.

ALT−C Systems is a leading provider of turnkey forecasting system installations for mission-critical enterprise environments. TimeTrends provides a state-of-the-art solutions for forecast creation and management. It complies with Open Data Systems standards, utilizing ODBC-compliant database formats. A multi-user system written entirely with 32-bit code in Visual C++, TimeTrends is fully Y2K-compliant. TimeTrends interfaces with leading Supply Chain and ERP systems such as SAP, data warehouses, scheduling or simulation systems, based on various platforms including AS/400, mainframe and UNIX, using either ASCII text or ODBC transfers. It is used in process, repetitive, and make-to-stock environments in industries: automotive, beverage, chemical/pharmaceutical, food, electronics, industrial, textile and more. It is also used to forecast parts replacement in MRO (Maintenance & Repair) environments.

For additional information on the TimeTrends, please contact:

ALT−C Systems Inc.
5117 Savoie,
Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada
H8Z 1C4
Tel. 450-635-5404
FAX 514-685-0463
e-mail ttinfo@alt-c.com.


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