Can CorrFlow® deal with multiple
users and/or locations and/or divisions?
CorrFlow® is designed to be multi-user, multi-location, multi-division.
It can accomodate integrated databases as well as separately secured
How is security applied?
Security can be applied at the databse, file, record, or even
field level for what users can add, modify, report, or view.
Is there a limit to the number
There is no inherent software limit to the number of users simultaneously
using CorrFlow®; limitaions are hardware and license oriented. CorrFlow®
programs are designed for efficient multi-user operation in small
(under 20), medium (under 250), and large (500+) user environments.
What is the File Structure?
CorrFlow® uses native files for its databse for speed, efficiency,
and so that it is not necessary for customers to purchase a database
system. CorrFlow® comes with an export feature which can output fixed
field and/or comma delimited ASCII etracts from the CorrFlow® database.
CorrFlow® supports the normal types of data selection capabilities
(by index key range, by combinations of ranges of low and high values
of various fields, by matching on field contents including wild
cards, etc.). This feature can be used to send data to word processors,
spreadsheets, and other popular third party application software
An optional ODBC driver for Windows is also available for CorrFlow®
through which all CorrFlow® files can be accessed so that popular
software products can directly acccess and update CorrFlow® information
without the need for export / import processing.
What operating systems
and environments does it work under?
CorrFlow® is currently supported for the following operating systems
Microsoft Windows: 95, 98, NT, 2000, ME, XP
UNIX: most variants and flavors
CorrFlow® is compatible with these networks:
Novell, LANtastic, PowerLan, Windows NT, UNIX NFS, UNIX Samba,
Can CorrFlow® be customized?
CorrFlow® is suitable for many of our customers right "out-of-the-box",
but you may wish to extend its capabilities in various ways which
require programming. Infopro® charges from US$75-175 per
hour for consulting/training/programming services. If you wish to
add a few fields to the Correspondence document and Assignment screens,
this may take a half a day to accomplish, with a cost of about US$500.
If you wish us to modify some existing reports in small ways, this
make take a couple of hours, with a cost of about US$ 250. If you
wish us to create a new report with a variety of new features, this
may take us a day, at a cost of about US$1000.
How is installation handled?
Please refer to section Installation for more information.
Is training available?
We can train your CorrFlow® system administrators and users at
your site in a two part course. The first day is user oriented,
and up to twelve students can be taught in a single class, either
having their own PC’s (or UNIX terminals) or sharing terminals between
pairs of students. The second day is system administrator oriented,
up to four students can be taught in a single class. These administrators
should take the one day user class prior to this second day. If
you purchase our Imaging module, the system administrator class
is extended by one day for an additional cost of $1,000.
You may send students to classes we hold in Aurora, Illinois
(40 minutes west of Chicago).
For more information on training, refer to our
What if we are currently
using a correspondence tracking package. Can we migrate our data?
If you have an existing correspondence tracking system and if
you can export your current data to flat file or comma delimited
ASCII formats (standard options of most SQL products), Infopro®
can convert them for you at additional charge.
What optional maintenance
contracts are available?
Please refer to section Maintenance for more information.
What are the server requirements?
CorrFlow® does not need a dedicated server. Small installations
(less than ten users) may even use peer-to-peer servers with Windows
95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP. Larger installations should share a network
server or UNIX system which is already configured to serve the users
with other services. CorrFlow® needs less resources than most word
processors and spreadsheet programs.