Source Code FAQ's
Three source code packages are currently available: 4Q Core, 4Q Core Plus, and 4Q Full. The single source code application is compatible with both Mac and PC systems.
4Q Core provides full source code for all accounting functions. It does not include the code for handling inventory, customers, vendors, sales or purchases.
4Q Core Plus provides full source code for all accounting functions plus the code for handling customers, vendors, sales or purchases.
4Q Full provides all the code of the 4Q Core product plus the additional code for handling inventory. If you already have the source code license for the 4Q Core product, then obtaining source code for 4Q Full requires payment of the difference.
Source code licenses do not entitle you to resell your product. To to that requires an OEM resellers license also available from Braided Matrix.
Yes. When you license the source code you gain access to all areas of the program with the following two exceptions:
4Q was designed to limit and localized the changes needed to build a customized product. This means that there are few areas of the program that will be changed in a customized version. When new versions of 4Q are released all except the few modified areas of the program can be updated without any loss of your changes.
When changes are made, they must be carefully recorded and updates to these areas must be done manually.
4th Quarter supports the following built-in tools that limit the effect of changes, aid in the control of new versions, and facilitate the process of updating custom applications.
These tools, in combination with 4th Quarter's modular design, provide a safe means of maintaining customized 4th Quarter applications.
Braided Matrix offers a full range of developer and source code support that includes:
If you have a special need please call us. Custom system often present unusual requirements. We are here to support your efforts.
Not in detail, but some understanding of general accounting would be wise.
4th Quarter is built with many "black box" methods that aid you in passing data in to the accounting engine. You do not need to know accounting in order to learn how to use these methods, but you do need to understand what you're doing in order to use these calls correctly.
For the most part a developer only needs to understand those particular areas of accounting that apply to the data being passed to the accounting engine, or the analysis that is performed on data drawn from the engine. You do not need to know accounting in order for the 4Q engine to perform its accounting functions.
Braided Matrix can provide you with an OEM reseller licenses if you want to resell custom application that includes the 4th Quarter accounting engine as a vertical market application. Reseller licenses require the payment to Braided Matrix of a royalty for each application that you sell. The royalty is based on the number of products you sell, the number of users supported by each product, and the price of your product.
Each reseller license must be crafted to suit the market and the product. Contact us if you have specific questions.
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