Today we’ll be talking about SQL the databases generally found in a client/server contact management software and why InfoFlo‘s database is unique.
InfoFlo is fully integrated with SQL 2005 and up, including SQL express. Now this is not unique because most contact manager software solutions are also integrated with the same but the infrastructure and how we manage this data is unique. Rather than storing data in the traditional sense InfoFlo stores the links to all the data inside a folder structure. Now this might not seem like a big deal but using this technique allows the customer to store an unlimited amount of data. With no restrictions on the amount of data stored a small business can save money on buying an expensive SQL 2008 or 2012 license which can cost thousands of dollars. Instead they can download the free version of SQL Express and never worry about exceeding the space limitation set on SQL Express.
There are many software solutions out there for multiple users but what about a solution for a single user that does not want to download a large piece of software that will significantly slow down their personal computer. Products like Sage Act and Maximizer software can be up to a 5 GB download and will put a large burden on a customer’s personal computer. InfoFlo for a single user is only a 250MB download because it is using a Firebird database which is better from a single user perspective. If you have questions or comments please post them below we would love to hear your feedback. For information about InfoFlo please visit www.carmelvision.com