A full ERP system designed by Braided Matrix.
Braided Matrix, Inc. markets 4th Quarter Accounting Solution (4Q), an integrated, multi-user accounting system specially engineered for the development and support of small to mid-sized custom business systems. 4th Quarter’s patented ‘accounting engine’ provides GL, AR, AP, Checking, Order Entry, Inventory, Financial Reporting, and DB Administration functions to any custom-written 4D-based business application.
All versions run ‘out of the box,’ without modification, on PC, Mac, and mix-platform systems, in single or multi-user configurations. Source code, training, and custom programming is available.
Braided Matrix offers installer- and programmer-level certification to interested VAR’s.
Braided Matrix has been a leader in the design and development of custom accounting system since 1989.
4D Server is the client/server database engine which powers the 4th Quarter Accounting system. 4D Server is sold separately by 4D, Inc. 4D Server and priced according to the number of simultaneous users.
4Q Business is a light manufacturing, wholesale application built on 4th Quarter’s patented core accounting engine.
4Q Core is 4th Quarter’s patented core accounting engine unmatched by any other accounting software product. The Core provides complete back-end services for AR, AP, GL, Cash, Auditing, and Financial Reports. 4Q Core provides the essential business services drawn upon for all 4th Quarter installations and customizations. The core’s unique and patented feature is its modularity. This enables it to support any type of business or business accounting system without modification.
4Q’s eCommerce module interacts with the Store-Secure.com shopping cart system 4th Quarter’s eCommerce extension receives Store-Secure orders and updates Store-Secure’s inventory.
Store-Secure provides an HTML-based shopping cart system for the display, purchase, charge, and reporting of web-based purchases:
All 4Q applications link to and extend 4Q’s patented core accounting engine. The Core provides complete back-end services for AR, AP, GL, Cash, Auditing, and Financial Reports.
4Q’s Inventory module is an integrated component with in the 4Q Business application, which provides support for multi-level assembled inventory, clients, sales orders, vendors, purchase orders, and sales tax.
4Q supports LIFO, FIFO or Average costing, serial and lot number tracking, multiple warehouses, multiple quantity specification, Just-In-Time assembly, Assemble to Specification, USA and VAT taxes, tracking of item levels available, in stock, and on order, and revenue and expense tracking by customer sales / vendor purchase accounts, or by inventory sales and purchase accounts.
There is extensive support for multiple price levels, pricing and discount formulas, contract pricing, specific vendor pricing, and sales rep commission schedules.
With the optional foreign currency module 4Q also supports multiple currency product pricing and costing.
4Q Job Costing provides an integrated costing system developed for construction and other large-sized project tracking needs.
This comprehensive costing system integrates with 4Q’s accounting system providing allocation to jobs directly from invoices and purchase orders. It also allows the entry of revenue and expenses not specified in accounting. The system supports:
4Q’s Multi-currency (MC) Module extends 4Q’s patented accounting engine. The system provide high-level support for an unlimited number of foreign currencies, each with an unlimited number of currency rates (Buy, Sell, etc.), a data base of time- and date-stamped exchange rates, rules for the use of foreign currencies based on the age of the exchange rates, and rules for individual users’ ability to change these rates.
Applied to the 4Q Core system MC provides a multi-currency chart of accounts, tracks both the system’s base and each accounts’ foreign currency balances simultaneously, and allows you to create financial reports in single or mixed currency formats.
Applied to the 4Q Business system MC provides multi-currency pricing, costing, and commissions for the sale and purchase of inventory items.
4th Quarter products can communicate with a host of applications using the following services:
4Q’s Web Service and 4D Open API’s require no knowledge of 4Q’s internal workings, and provide a complete middle-layer audit trail.
All 4Q applications link to 4Q’s patented AP module. 4Q’s AP options include:
4Q’s AP system does not require the use of 4Q’s Vendor module. Using 4Q’s Web Service & API’s you can create your own add-on Vendor Procurement System, linked to 4Q’s AP module without needing 4Q’s source code.
All 4Q applications link to 4Q’s patented AR module. 4Q’s AR options include:
4Q’s AR system does not require the use of 4Q’s Client module. Using 4Q’s Web Service & API’s you can create your own add-on CRM system linked to 4Q’s AR module without needing 4Q’s source code.
4Q’s patented GL module is part of 4Q’s Core accounting engine. The Core provides complete back-end services for AR, AP, GL, Cash, Auditing, and Financial Reports.
The GL, and its associated chart of accounts, enables you to create an unlimited number of journals, and to control what users have access to the accounts on each. In this way 4Q supports both separate operations of related companies, and their consolidation on financial reports.
With 4Q’s optional Multi-currency Module you can define an unlimited number of foreign currencies, track both the system’s base and each accounts’ foreign currency balance simultaneously, and create financial reports in single or mixed currency formats.
Web Server 4D/eCommerce links to the 4Q Full links to application to provide complete back-end accounting for eCommerce operations.
WS4D/eCommerce is an all in one application that includes: full featured web server, shopping carts, storefronts, customer tracking, order tracking, credit card authorization, virtual domains, guest books and database publishing.
WS4D can be purchased and used as a self-contained, front-office system independent from 4th Quarter accounting.
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