Windows 7 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

FrameworkLTC suite of products (including RxPertise) require two Microsoft products for its functionality - a Windows operating system environment and Microsoft SQL Server as its database engine. Within the next several months, Microsoft will be ending support for two popular versions of these products: Windows 7 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. 

Database 101-9: Why should you care about database maintenance best practices?

Database 101-9: Why should you care about database maintenance best practices?

I thought we’d get into those best practices once more, and walk through a few cautionary tales of how not maintaining these best practices can impact your pharmacy. (Spoiler alert: all are less than ideal situations for your staff and customers!)

Database 101-6: What does Page Life Expectancy (PLE) do to your database?

Database 101-6: What does Page Life Expectancy (PLE) do to your database?

So how can you tell if you’re giving SQL a big enough “desk”? There are different metrics around memory usage that can help you figure that out, but the most common one is called Page Life Expectancy. 

Database 101-4: Why should you care about Index Maintenance?

Database 101-4: Why should you care about Index Maintenance?

In our last post, we said why it is extremely important to perform routine Index maintenance for your SQL databases. I thought we’d walk through a few cautionary tales of how not maintaining these indexes can impact your pharmacy. (Spoiler alert: all are less than ideal situations for your staff and customers!)

Database 101-1: Tables and Indexes

Database 101-1: Tables and Indexes

Ryan Huber and Rick Magill presented “Database Optimization and Performance Improvements” as a breakout session at our conference last month, and due to it’s popularity we’re sharing it as a series of blog posts. This post covers tables and indexes.

The Impact of Disruptive Technology

Shan Bhide, Vp of Technology, SoftWriters

Shan Bhide, Vp of Technology, SoftWriters

 

Our very own Shan Bhide, VP of Technology, was interviewed by ComputerTalk last month. He talked about how software development requires innovation and creativity, and the disruptive technologies that could transform pharmacy practice.

Read the full ComputerTalk interview at https://www.computertalk.com/the-impact-of-disruptive-technology/

Making software, in my mind, is more of an art than a science. It takes so many different things, like teamwork, collaboration, thinking outside the box, and creativity, to build an amazing software solution.
— Shan Bhide, VP of Technology at SoftWriters, in an interview with ComputerTalk's Maggie Lockwood

A Summer Intern's Experience At SoftWriters

A Summer Intern's Experience At SoftWriters

SoftWriters is excited for the opportunity to bring interns into our organization. The internship program allows students to use their knowledge in a real-world environment and we welcome the fresh and relevant perspective they bring to collaboration and project design.

Read Nick Hutchison’s experience interning with SoftWriters technology team!

FrameworkLTC Suite of Products: August Release Is Now Available

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The release notes and software are available on the Customer Engagement Zone (CEZ). Join us September 5, 2:00 p.m. EST for the FWLTC Release Notes Webinar. We will review these updates with a special focus on the Prospective Billing functionality. If you are not yet registered for the webinar series, the link is available on the CEZ under SUPPORT > WEBINARS.

Quality First!: Known Issues and Limitations (KIL) Document

Quality First!: Known Issues and Limitations (KIL) Document

In an ongoing effort to be proactive, transparent and forthcoming with errors, observations, issues and limitations related to FrameworkLTC software suite, SoftWriters has started publishing  Known Issues and Limitations document  (KIL) on the Customer Engagement Zone.