|What is the GCI eBusiness Framework & Modules?
|GCI's eBusiness Framework & Modules are analogous to a
high-powered engine plus add-on components
which make it very easy to manage both internal and external functions of your
business. This includes Accounting, Web site and Web store, Customer and
Supplier relationships, Order Processing, Inventory, Production, Time & Billing,
Expense Reporting, Central Purchasing and much more. And since it was
designed from the ground up as one integrated system, information instantly and
automatically flows between all areas of the product. With this system you
can say goodbye to paper, separate islands of data, out of date information and
errors caused by duplicate data entry. Also, because it is a browser-based
application, at your discretion, you can access it from anywhere at anytime.
Why does an integrated application make a business more efficient?
|To remain competitive, enterprises buy various programs to automate parts of their operation.
When your business has many different applications, you can't avoid the frustration of re-entering
data into different programs, or settling for incomplete or out of date information.
GCI's eBusiness Framework & Modules were designed as one application, with all
your business components completely integrated for maximum efficiency. So
you'll spend less time moving data between different applications and more time
running your business, servicing current clients, and pursuing new clients.
|Why is it a browser-based application?
|In 1997, GCI decided to take full advantage of both internal networks (Intranets)
and the Internet to give owners and their companies the tools and information
they need to compete most effectively. With a browser-based system, you
have a universally accessible platform for you and your company to run your
business anywhere, at anytime – with unlimited users, if required, and with
complete flexibility to grow your enterprise.
For instance, Customers can:
- enter their own orders directly,
- securely pay invoices online, and
- check on the status of orders or their purchase
history from anywhere
- enter their time on specific projects,
- track orders throughout the operation, and
- submit purchase requests or expense
reports from home or the road
- run top-level reports to help them manage more effectively,
- sign off on orders or other mission-critical items before further
- log on to view their
department's current operating status - even if they are out of the country
Leveraging the Internet, we have created one seamlessly integrated
application that is extremely easy-to-use giving you Fortune 500 power at a
very affordable price.
|What do I need to run
the GCI eBusiness Framework & Modules?
|To use the eBusiness Framework & Modules, all you need is access to a
Microsoft Internet Explorer browser
and possibly the Internet depending upon your setup. So if you have a computer with
network connection and a browser, you
have everything you need to run the eBusiness Framework & Modules. GCI's eBusiness Framework & Modules
works on computers running Microsoft Windows and 5.0+ versions of Microsoft
Explorer (this can be downloaded for Free at:
http://www.microsoft.com/ie). Some Modules are designed to also work
under Netscape Navigator (versions 5.0+).
How can this be setup? Where is it hosted?
|Clients want options. We give them 3 choices for their
- GCI can host it
- The client can host it at their location
It can be installed at a third-party hosting center
Each option has its own benefits and costs. GCI will explore each
option with you before installing anything.
What if I need a
new Module or functionality that isn't currently available?
|Flexibility X 3. Ganote & Company wanted to give customers as many options
as possible so that they can control their own destiny. GCI works with its
partners to create new Modules and functionality for clients. Optionally,
since we are using industry-standard programming languages and tools (based on
organizations can also
be trained how to make the changes for themselves if they
|What is the investment required to run the GCI system?
|The required investment to run GCI's system will vary depending upon the
And if required:
- number of Module licenses
- number of end-user licenses
- hosting fees
- GCI and partner support
- additional hardware and software
- maintenance / service level agreement (SLA)
Depending upon the size of your operation, the ROI can be significant.
It can be compared to the tens/hundreds
of thousands of dollars you currently spend and the resource time wasted currently trying to make your
business processes work using older technologies. Let's talk and you'll
see why the GCI eBusiness Framework & Modules are not only a business revolution, but
an extremely affordable one at that.
Can I license individual components of the eBusiness Framework & Modules
|Yes, in some cases. The power of GCI's eBusiness Framework
& Modules comes from the fact that it is one integrated application, and the
component features are all seamless. Thus, in most cases, they were not
designed to operate independently from one another. However, from the
beginning, GCI wanted to make sure that all client needs were met.
Therefore, a customer can license just the base eBusiness Framework and
Administrative Module. From there, they can add one or more Modules to
tackle a specific set of tasks. Please contact Ganote & Company to discuss
your needs and the available options.
What type of
organizations should use the eBusiness Framework & Modules?
|GCI's eBusiness Framework & Modules were designed to scale from
small, medium-sized and/or large growing entities with 10 to thousands of employees. It works exceptionally well for both
product-based companies and service-based companies. GCI eBusiness Framework &
Modules is ideal for businesses who want to have the flexibility to work from
anywhere, have multiple locations, or who want access to information whether they are in the office or
out with a customer. Companies across the entire spectrum of
business, from consulting firms to manufacturing businesses, from distribution
organizations to governments, have already embraced our eBusiness
Framework & Modules to run their entire enterprise more efficiently.
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