"SandFlea" Webinar Published

Version 3.0 of NeXT - code named "SandFlea" Webinar Published. Development of the Version began on Oct. 11, 2005. It is packed with new features and user-requested enhancements.

Today DataWorks has published a detailed webinar overview of the release of SandFlea. It is an hour long presentation of the changes that have been done in this release.

Click here to view the flash version of the webinar.

Or download the PowerPoint Presentation by clicking here.

"Sandflea is about user productivity. We listened to our users' challenges, and then totally re-engineered the day-to-day forms. We tackled visual design issues such as screen clutter, information grouping, and visual clarity, plus we sought reductions in keystrokes and mouse movements," stated DataWorks CEO, Mark Cecil.

"Next we ripped into speed issues. We timed each form with a stop watch, if it took longer than 3 seconds to load we dove into the inner workings of the data and we evaluated what data was needed when -- that gave birth to hyperlinks to access related data," continued Cecil.

"In addition, this version has some great new features including Retail Markdowns, a Recipe sub-system for our food customers, and Employee Access Policies that are part of our Enterprise Model.

"This is a big release. The code name 'Sandflea' suggests something quite small and minuscule - but our users are receiving the most significant changes to the user interface since we shipped NeXT 6 years ago," finished Cecil.