I want to extend to each of you, Advantage
readers, a hearty invitation to attend our technical conference, to
be held September 29 and 30. This year's conference marks both a
closure and an exciting new beginning for BASIS International
Ltd. and our customers. Our next generation product, BBj,
fulfills our Volcano strategy, begun in 1996, and will deliver to
Business Basic developers the true platform independence that so many
of us have coveted for so long. In the following pages, you'll read
about a lot of the features and strategy of BBj, but you'll get to
see it in action as a beta version at our conference. It is our
expectation that BBj will dramatically enhance the way Business Basic
developers have thought about, created and marketed applications. But
we know you need to preserve and make full use of all the resources
you've put into your existing applications; therefore, BBj will be
backward compatible with BBx. And we know you need performance; BBj
will be as fast or faster than PRO/5®.
There is more, however, to the conference than BBj. You'll see and
learn about GUI applications with current BASIS products and our
advanced GUI tools. We'll present information about our own efforts to
implement e-commerce, flexible licensing and formalized software
testing. And we'll share knowledge about sales and marketing concepts,
tools and strategies to promote and grow your business.
Visit our headquarters in Albuquerque in September and discover why
the Future is BBxponentially Better!