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For ERP LN feature pack upgrade, what method of install are you using?
Installation Wizard into existing VRC
Installation Wizard into new VRC
Manual into existing VRC
Manual into new VRC
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Database Handling
By patvdv at 19 Feb 2008 - 23:08

All of the application data used by BaanERP is stored in database tables in the underlying RDBMS. To keep the majority of the BaanERP processing independent of the RDBMS, BaanERP uses its own data dictionary. The data dictionary includes domain, schema, and referential integrity information that is stored in a database independent manner.


The BaanERP system provides a RDBMS interface, called 'database driver', to the major RDBMSs (Oracle, Informix, Sybase, DB2, and Microsoft SQL Server). The BaanERP database driver has a built-in mechanism for preserving referential integrity; it does not depend on the underlying RDBMS for maintaining referential integrity.


Companies and Users
By patvdv at 19 Feb 2008 - 22:51

BaanERP companies are defined by company number, name, currency, and a package combination that associates a specific database schema with the company.


Figure 1: Users and Developers:



Version Management
By patvdv at 19 Feb 2008 - 22:40

Complex application software systems, like ERP systems, are subject to continuous change. Both the discovery of programming errors and new technical as well as legal requirements call for modifications of the ERP system software. In addition, various parts of the standard software have to be customized for supporting country-, branch- and company-specific business processes. In order to be able to perform all these changes in a systematic way, different versions of software components (notably tables and sessions) can be maintained and configured into customized versions of a BaanERP system. Therefore, all components exist on a logical naming level and on the level of special instances or versions, like shown in Figure 1.


Figure 1: Version management in BaanERP:


Software Architecture
By patvdv at 19 Feb 2008 - 22:19

Both tables as well as application programs ('sessions') and their software components are assigned to modules grouping related business functions.


Figure 1: Packages, modules, sessions:


Business areas such as distribution, manufacturing, and finance are mapped into pro-gram packages that have a two character identification code, as listed in Table 1. The most important ones are: tc/Common, td/Distribution, ti/Manufacturing, and tf/Finance.


Table 1: BaanERP packages. The most important ones are emphasized.

System Architecture
By patvdv at 19 Feb 2008 - 22:09

BaanERP supports a three-tier architecture consisting of a user interface tier, an application tier, and a database tier. The user interface tier provides presentation and input services for user interaction. The application tier consists of the BaanERP application server and the application programs. The database tier includes the BaanERP database driver and a third party RDBMS product that acts as the database server.


Baanboard Donor Information
By patvdv at 3 Feb 2008 - 13:01

How to be come a donor?

Each member can be come a (financial) donor to by taking out the Donors Subscription which can be found in the User Control panel under Paid Subscriptions. The cost and the period during which you will be recognized as donor are listed on the same page.


How can I sponsor or financially support
By patvdv at 3 Feb 2008 - 12:58


If you and/or your organization would like to financially participate in the success of then read on! Participation is only possible for organizations and we currently offer a number of ways to get involved and benefit from's popularity.

Below are some key facts and figures. You can visit the Baanboard Statistics page to see some more statistics on the site.

  • Active users from major industrial companies as well as leading consultancy/service providers
  • Registered users and visitors from more than 70 countries worldwide
  • Application availability: >99% (estimatation based on 14 days of scheduled+unscheduled downtime during 10 year period)


What do we offer?


By sponsoring you and/or your organization commit to a financial contribution which helps to sustain the site. Sponsoring is ideal for organizations who wish to build up their visibility/brand in the Baan marketspace.


Please read all about our sponsoring schemes in the Baanboard Sponsoring topic.


vBulletin 3.5 features
By patvdv at 3 Feb 2008 - 05:39
  • Product/Plugin system with over 550 'hook' locations strategically
    placed in the code. Allows modification and extension of vBulletin
    without physical alteration of the vBulletin PHP scripts.
  • Inline moderation allows multiple threads or posts to be
    have moderation actions performed without a visit to the admin or
    moderator control panels
  • Completely rewritten message editor with ability to instantly switch between standard and WYSIWYG modes
  • Thread title editing on forumdisplay via AJAX
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vBulletin 3.x features
By patvdv at 3 Feb 2008 - 04:49

To the user interface


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Which are the different User Ranks on the forum?
By patvdv at 3 Feb 2008 - 00:55

User ranks are an extension to the traditional user titles scheme. User ranks are a graphical representation of your contribution to the forum based on your post count.
User ranks are different for each user group.


For regular members:

  • n/a : less than 150 posts
  • [Rank 1 icon]: from 150 and 449 posts
  • [Rank 2 icon]: between 450 and 1349 posts
  • [Rank 3 icon]: between 1350 and 2449 posts
  • [Rank 4 icon]: between 2450 and 5049 posts
  • [Rank 5 icon]: between 5050 and 10249 posts
  • [Rank 5 icon]: more than 10249 posts

For administrators/moderators (not based on post count):

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