Ra Workshop Server

Ra Workshop Server is the Ra Workshop server/client edition. The package contains a Ra Workshop Server license. This Windows-based application manages the connection between client applications and the server database.

  • All types of design for doors and windows
  • All types of site and shutters
  • All supply and production reports
  • Client/server architecture
  • Materials used: Aluminum, uPVC, Wood
  • Usage: window and door design software

Ra Workshop Server – Overview

Large door and window manufacturers require flexible and solid software solutions that can be adapted to other automation software. Ra Workshop Server is designed specifically for these large companies. Ra Workshop can be used in two ways: desktop or client/server, each way with different characteristics and performance features. Desktop editions are classic applications that can be used on a single personal computer. Everything is installed locally: program files, database server, tools. For example, if you have multiple licenses and want to make a change to the database, you will need to do so on each computer separately.

Ra Workshop Server is designed as a 3-tier application that enhances performance, reliability and scalability. The Server Edition is composed of 3 elements:

  • Ra Workshop Server – Windows Service Applications that coordinates the connections and commercial rationalization for Ra Workshop
  • Ra Workshop Database Server – Microsoft SQL Server provides reliability, reliability and scalability at the highest level
  • Ra Workshop Client – any Ra Workshop edition that has an additional connectivity license (Ra Workshop CAL).

 

How does Ra Workshop Server implementation work?

The implementation of the Ra Workshop Server involves an analysis of the company’s needs: the division of the users into groups, depending on their type of activity, the analysis of the way of calculating the bidding (additional costs), the analysis of the manual operations, the analysis of the managerial reports and last but not least plant workflow planning.

Once the analytical aspect is completed, the next step is to introduce the results into Ra Workshop. All these settings are made by the Pyramid Software team, under the supervision of your representative.

The Go Live stage represents the application’s involvement in the actual process. Offers are created and saved on the server. Further, the production team opens, analyses and groups these offers into production projects. These will be optimised according to factory production capacity and workflow set previously. Following the optimisation process, production reports and data files for cars are generated. Depending on the production station feedback, there can be adjustments to the application or database (Ex: you may want to add extra information to the mold generated by the cutter or change the code in the database).

Complete automation of the carpentry process is difficult. It is necessary to have a reasonable workload and, above all, an application able to manage all the details. Ra Workshop Server is that application, and Pyramid Software has the necessary experience for such implementation.

What are the advantages of implementing Ra Workshop Server?

Business Intelligence

Ra Workshop Server provides a scalable business intelligence platform optimised for data integration, reporting, and analysis, enabling organisations to deliver intelligence where users want it. It can:

  • Integrate and manage all data
    Use the enterprise-scale data warehouse platform of Ra Workshop Server to efficiently implement and manage unified storage for all of your business data.
  • Reach all users with a comprehensive platform
    Ra Workshop has a multi-user system based on groups, roles, access rights not dependent on the operating system, which eases defining access levels and separating different decisional levels in your company.
  • Deliver actionable insights to every user
    Deliver a rich user experience to everyone through an extensible, open, and embeddable architecture that is optimized for Microsoft Office interoperability.
  • Enable business insights for better, faster, and more relevant decisions

Server consolidation

Ra Workshop Server reduces hardware and maintenance costs, providing flexible server solutions that deliver high-performance services.

Data Storage

Ra Workshop Server provides a comprehensive and scalable data warehouse platform that enables organisations to integrate data into the data warehouse faster, scale and manage growing volumes of data and users while delivering insights to all users.

Recommendation

We recommend Ra Workshop Server for large windows and doors manufacturers who want to automatise their production process to increase their productivity.

Database

Ra Workshop can calculate almost any existing profile system. This package comes with a free database, which contains 11 profile systems, each corresponding to its hardware systems. If you want other profile systems, you can enter your own profiles or buy Ra Workshop profile systems.