Who Are We?
Since 1986, OPTIMUM Software Corporation has built and supported
the OPTIMUM Data Management System; a relational
multi-user database, development toolkit, and application operating
platform for PCs and Local Area Networks. Today, hundreds
of OPTIMUM applications are running at thousands of sites, all around
the world...from the U.S. to the U.K., Puerto Rico to Poland, Argentina
We have been in the desktop database-application development business
longer than Borland, longer than Oracle, and longer than Microsoft!
Our senior staff has been building system software tools for 30
Early versions of OPTIMUM were doing real work on micro-computers
in 1981...a few years before DOS. When IBM brought its PC
into the world, we were there! OPTIMUM was the first multi-user
PC database to run under Novell NetWare, demonstrated at Spring
Comdex 1983! It's unheard of upward compatibility and ongoing
support for applications
What is OPTIMUM?
First and foremost, OPTIMUM handles data...for businesses of
all sizes...every time of day, all around the globe...
But OPTIMUM is much more than a relational database system...OPTIMUM
is a complete environment for building and operating sophisticated
single- and multi-user database applications.
OPTIMUM includes our 4th GL Form
Programming Language; a unique structured system for developing
portable applications...fast! Our experienced developers
build sophisticated multi-table, multi-user, OPTIMUM form-based
applications in a few hours...not days...not weeks. Want some
sample code to get started? No problem...use the DEFINE
table wizard to build yourself a fully functional, multi-user app
for your favorite data table in seconds.
OPTIMUM's toolbox includes so many goodies...like Micro-ENGLISH...our
advanced, SQL-like inquiry language and report writer...just the
thing for those imaginative data queries, culling through information...getting
answers...finding data outside the norm; letting your end-users
manage by exception.
Need to build a custom extension in C++? How about Visual
Basic? OPTIMUM's library of database and application functions
offer support for outstanding hybrid applications. You can
build everything in OPTIMUM, or you can use OPTIMUM's Visual C++
and Visual Basic libraries to create that one special program or
component you need and still retain complete integration to your
other menus, data entry programs, and reports.
Modern Application Sophistication
OPTIMUM applications easily take full advantage of modern desktop
tools and windows application interface features. Have a glance
at the sophisticated screens produced by a leading OPTIMUM application,
the Resort Management System, a full-scale owner-shared property
and resort management package, from Advanced Management Systems
in Charleston, South Carolina:
(A few of AMS' "Resort Management
System" screens, seen here, show advanced OPTIMUM application
developer capabilities and sophistication)
These 100% OPTIMUM-based applications reveal outstanding developer
power available within OPTIMUM's development framework.
What About Support?
Developer support and incomparable product release compatibility
is fundamental here!
For example, the latest version of OPTIMUM for Windows XP still
offers object-code support for applications written using
OPTIMUM versions released 25 years ago, without re-compiling!
Don't expect that from a so-called mainstream vendor...they don't
even give you release-to-release source code compatibility.
We think our developers have better things to do than rewrite the
same, functioning program to fit the framework-du-jour...
That's the kind of commitment our customers have come to rely on
over the years...capability...reliability...operability. In
fact, OPTIMUM single- and multi-user applications run from the same
compiled object-code under Windows 10, Windows 8 and 7, Windows
NT, Windows/XP, Windows servers, on Novell NetWare, Windows networks,
The Bottom Line
There are lots of database application toolkits in the world...but
none of them have our experience, our level of support, or as much
upward and cross-platform compatibility as OPTIMUM. But you
don't have to take our word for it...give us a call and we'll get
you in touch with one of our developers...so you can talk to real
people who've been making money with OPTIMUM for years, building
and deploying applications...
As they'll undoubtedly tell you, when you're ready to get complete,
multi-user applications done on time and into your customer's hands,
you'll choose OPTIMUM.