System Comparisons

D.A.I.R.S. vs. Other Aircraft Systems

How do other systems compare to DAIRS?

Unlike other systems, DAIRS runs with excellent performance even on the slowest of PC's. This can translate into savings from five hundred to more than one thousand dollars per machine, right from the start. Comparable in system price to our largest competitor, DAIRS often ends up costing up to 20-30 percent less when you add up all our competitor's modules, licenses, contracts, and options. Surprisingly, choosing DAIRS not only increases your company's performance and efficiency in the long run, but can also save you thousands right up front.

DAIRS gives displays information in wide views, showing you the big picture, instead of restrictive, narrow views.

DAIRS' superior cross-referencing allows an unlimited number of alternate part numbers. The most widely used aircraft parts system allows only 12 alternates+NSN for each part.

DAIRS updates ILS Inventory Locator Service inventory data and 12 other inventory locating services' online data. The most widely used aircraft parts system offers only an ILS inventory update.

DAIRS is much more than a inventory system. It is a fully integrated Receivables/Payables accounting system as well. All the data is in one place, at the fingertips. No need to switch to a second accounting program.

The most widely used aircraft parts system does not handle receivables or payables but rather offers a bridge which automatically transports and converts data to AccPac, a separate, off the shelf consumer accounting package which must be purchased separately.

Both DAIRS and the most widely used aircraft parts system operate on the same PC network platform, Novell Netware. DAIRS was designed and written by Novell Professional Developers, has qualified in the Yes, it runs with Netware Program, and is Netware Aware. The most widely used aircraft parts system most likely interfaces with the network by using features and tools packaged with the development language they used.

Part of the problem is the programming language we use (Clipper) which trades wonderful development features for high memory overhead. We believe that it is well worth the tradeoff.

Development features benefit developers. The cost of quick and easy development and generalized data structure is speed, efficiency, and control. Our competitors chose to make their systems cheap to develop, but costly for you to use. The development tools create operational inefficiency and overhead. The fact that some programmer put it together in half the time provides no benefit to you, the user.

DAIRS couldn't be limited by the restraints of data base and development tools. We wouldn't be restricted by these tools' limitations, nor would we have us (and you) at the mercy of their bugs. By maintaining maximum control of our system from the ground up, we command maximum control over its quality and reliability, providing real benefits.

As for EDI, we are amazed how many systems out there make EDI a manual, error prone, time consuming task, when its supposed to be an automated, transparent process. DAIRS EDI is fully automated and requires no daily user intervention. Needless hassles are eliminated and users can put their time to useful tasks.

Here we use some revealing excerpts from the regular newsletter put out by the vendor of "the most widely used aircraft parts system" to illustrate the differences.
The newest technology for [our system] will virtually eliminate the old "Out of Memory" errors. The new system will use extended memory plus a new memory paging system to swap program code in and out of the instruction area.
Is there a limit to the size [our system] allows for your parts files? Not really. We allow 1 billion records in each database. You will probably run out of disk space long before that limit is reached and as we said, big drives are available for the PC. The results from the field indicate that [our system] can locate your part in the blink of an eye even on systems close to a million records.

DAIRS can handle over 2 billion records and is in use with over 3 million part numbers, with quicker access.

VERY IMPORTANT!! If your version of Novell has TRANSACTION TRACKING SYSTEM(TTS) available, it MUST be disabled in order for [our system] to run properly. TTS directly interferes with the way that [our system] updates its databases, and will cause unpredictable results when running [our] program. The next release of [our system] will turn off TTS automatically.

DAIRS can to use Novell's Transaction Tracking (explicit) or its own optimized data integrity protection system.

We agree! However, there isn't to our knowledge anyone who can release software as complex as [ours] in an error-free form.
programming standpoint we are "over the hump" now and have a stable system to work with.
In over seven years, no company has ever relinquished their license to use [our system] because of dissatisfaction with the product.

The vendor of the most widely used aircraft parts system says their systems invariably pay for themselves in a short period of time. The most widely used aircraft parts system requires workstations with minimum configurations which cost approximately $ 1000.

D.A.I.R.S. lets you get the information you need most faster, for a fraction of the workstation costs.

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