System Architecture: Time and Attendance
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This example illustrates a company with three branches, each administers its employees itself and has its own time-and-attendance terminal installed, where the branch employees "punch". From there 3S-PLUS
communicates via a TCP/IP connection (LAN, Internet as dial-up or permanent) with the database located in the headquarter building. A second separate database is not needed.

·Company wide settings are easier to administered due to centralized database  
·Company wide reporting can be made easily  
·High availability by durable system components  
·Simpler centralized user support from the headquarter experts  

Unlike usual internet browser solutions (e.g. Internet Explorer), only actual data of the database are sent over the TCP/IP network whose byte volume is drastically smaller. Therefore the program responds nearly as rapid over a slow internet connection as in comparison to a local LAN. In addition substantially more applications can talk to the same server simultanously, since it does not need to generate data for the screen layout of the browsers. Thus a server farm is not needed only because a few applications run at the same time.

The effort for rights administration is greatly simplified compared to earlier solutions.Simply set up user rights
within 3S-PLUS and adjust the rights on the NT/Win200x Server.