Generation and Our Experience
Software Generation was created in 1990 after the founders sold their interest in a reseller of minicomputer-based accounting systems. At the time, personal computer hardware and local-area networks capable of supporting accounting systems were becoming inexpensive, standardized, and widely available. This led the company to concentrate on supporting this new accounting platform.
Now we see another technology shift as the world of business shifts to
browser based application hosted on premises and in the cloud.
A concept common in the world of minicomputers and mainframes was that of modifiable source code.
Within source code products we focused on system based on relational database
system like Microsoft SQL and Xbase database systems, especially those in accounting .
In the 1990's Microsoft's Foxpro emerged as the development tool of choice.
We did most of our development on Microsoft's 32 bit Visual Studio platform, of which Visual Foxpro is a part.
We primarily supported the SBT/ACCPAC and Sage family of Foxpro based products
including Pro and Vision Point.
Moving into the new centruy we began supporting web based products that
continued the traditional of being highly modfiable so we could meet
customers business requirements without beign restricted to out of the box