Server-Based Computing Model XSellerator takes advantage of centralized computing for Windows, using Quorum’s DiStributortM hardware and network environment. Dealership applications are loaded on the server and existing PCs act as Windows terminals. Alternatively, dealers can purchase low cost, reliable “thin clients” instead of costly and difficult to support PCs. This model provides significant benefits to dealers: Lower Cost – because the Windows Server does all of the work, this model significantly reduces the cost of purchasing and supporting PCs. More Secure – automatic centralized backup, virus protection, security administration, application access, disaster recovery and internet access and control provide a much more secure and reliable network platform. Remote Access – allows remote sales, remote location and home-user connectivity and use of the system — just like you were sitting at your desk! Speed and Reliability – a local server allows the maximum application speed and system uptime without dependence on expensive WAN connectivity (as required for ASP solutions). Improved Support – Quorum can support your system users better by “shadowing” their software sessions and guiding them through answers to their questions or problems. Technology Platform XSELLERATOR offers full The platform and systems The underlying database for integration with Microsoft’s are highly scalable. In larger our products is Microsoft SQL Ofﬁce Products including organizations, a second server is Server — a robust and scalable Outlook for e-mail, Excel for installed to separate the database platform that permits the many analysis and reports and Word server from the application server, beneﬁts of our single database for mail merges and document thus maximizing performance. In design and easy data access. preparation. even larger installations, multiple clustered and load-balanced Quorum releases two updated The system runs on Intel- servers are implemented. versions of XSELLERATOR every based servers running Microsoft year. The cost of the updates is Windows Server Operating Quorum’s DMS solution was included in the monthly fees. System and users access developed using Powerbuilder the software using Windows Version 9.0, which is a true fourth- Terminal Services and Quorum’s generation, object-orientated DISTRIBUTOR™ conﬁguration. Windows-based development tool. Through the use of secure Microsoft .NET technology has also terminal services connections, been used for many sophisticated remote users can access the integration functions. system as if they were sitting at their desks in the dealership.