Desktop Integration

ORDER POWER! has some built in integration between the System i and the desktop to leverage the power of the PC. Some of the inherent functions include:


  • The ability to display up to three images of an item during Order Entry or when doing Item Maintenance.
  • The capability to compose ad hoc letters or alter predefined letters in Microsoft Word while doing Accounts Receivable, Order Entry, Customer Service, Purchase Orders and other ORDER POWER! functions.
  • The enabling of Crystal Reports for graphical views of the data.
  • The ability to enter product information into an ORDER POWER! PC-based Product Info text editor. It supports word-wrap, cut and paste, and spell check, all of which make the job much easier. The application seamlessly deploys the Windows' built-in spell checker that is already on the PC.
  • The ability to track shipped packages on the web by pressing a function key in an ORDER POWER! System i screen. The application launches Internet Explorer with the appropriate tracker number(s) retrieved from the System i database and embedded in a link directed to the UPS, FedEx, USPS, or Canada Post web sites.
  • The capability to seamlessly export this year's budget or actual numbers for all or selected GL accounts into an Excel spread sheet. The user can then manipulate the numbers in Excel, develop budgets for the upcoming year and then effortlessly apply them to the GL database on the System i with a click of the mouse.

GUI Interface

ORDER POWER! is available in text based and graphical (GUI) format. The GUI version is browser based, and supports Windows functions such as cut and paste, scalable windows, icons, etc. GUI and text-based ORDER POWER! are fully compatible and mix easily within a single installation. Various software products integrate the System i database and Windows based applications such as Excel and Access. The user can develop charts, graphs, and reports that uniquely reflect the user's view of the ORDER POWER! database. One user can mix both text based and GUI.

ORDER POWER! Hosting Option - The Web Store

ORDER POWER! is for anyone who wants to get into e-business and sell online.

Constellation Software Inc. Acquires Computer Solutions

As a result of the purchase, CSI will become part of Constellation's Friedman Operating Group, and will continue to operate as an independent division of Friedman.

Constellation Software Inc. Acquires Logimax

As a result of the purchase, Logimax will become part of Constellation's Friedman Operating Group, and will continue to operate as an independent division of Friedman.