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Integration to 3rd Party Software

We separate three main types of accomplished system integration with farmerswife (v4.11 and later). In addition,some of these three types is split into “available by default and free of charge”, “additionally charged option” and“custom paid 3rd party integration”.

Direct Integration
Available by default and free of charge:

  • WebCal protocol based user’s Event subscription, permission driven and WIFE user authentication required,can be used e.g. with programs like Outlook, iCal, Lightning for Thunderbird which support subscribing to calendars via WebCal.

  • MS Exchange (working since v4.11, integration to MS Exchange 2007 to sync WIFE events of users top theirExchange calendar; permission driven)

  • MS Outlook (legacy Sync Module, per user manual sync of Events, Todos and Contacts; permission driven)

  • iCal (Sync Module, per user manual sync of Events, Todos; permission driven)

  • Address book (legacy Sync Module per user manual sync of Contacts; permission driven)

  • Weekchart Export (Hourline, Windows only (through COM) and MS Excel only)


Additionally charged option (might require paid adaption):

  • LDAP/Active Directory (AD) (authentication and control of users)

  • Play (play allows users to easily encode, share and collaborate on dailies and masters while keeping the raw

    high quality media material stored securely at the Post House. Involves integration with FFMPEG and Episodefrom Telestream).


Custom purchased 3rd party integration:

  • Navision Financial (Microsoft Business Solutions), very customized integration only to Personnel data.


In-Direct Integration

Interface through an internal/non public "API" (Application Programming Interface) used as a script/plug-in engine.This is a one way trigger on creating/modifying/deleting of Contacts, Projects, Invoices, Purchase Orders and IncomingInvoices. The result is a script export from WIFE to the other system.

Available by default and free of charge:

  • “Open As Spreadsheet” (export of data as .CSV files from all so called “column” widgets (i.e. parts in WIFEwhich look like a spread sheet) and from the Print Designers)

  • XML export from Media (export of meta data of Entries on Media level, e.g. used by Leporello (to AdStream))

  • Hourline XML Export (new for v5.00, Server-side functionality to Export “Hourline” based event data in XML format)

Additionally charged option (requires paid adaption or needs to be developed from scratch):

  • Attache (Invoices and Incoming Invoices script export)

  • DATEV (Invoice script export)

  • Ekon (Invoice script export)

  • MYOB (Invoice script export)

  • Navision C5 (Contacts, Projects and Invoice script export, can’t be re-used)

  • Quickbooks (Invoice script export)

  • Sage (Invoice script export)

  • Visma (Invoice script export)

  • e-conomic (Invoice script export)

  • Xero (Invoice script export)

    .csv style file export used for these systems:

  • Oracle (Invoice, Expense Sheets, Budgeting, custom formatted script export, can’t be re-used)

  • SAP (Invoices and Contacts, custom formatted script export, can’t be re-used)

  • Navision/MBS (Importing Contact Clients & exporting Invoices, custom formatted script export, can’t be re-used)


WIFE's MySQL data interface to our Proprietary DB

The Farmers WIFE system runs on our own proprietary databases (current45.efdb and fwdb.db3).
The WIFE Server application also has a MySQL data interface option (MySQL v5.1 on Windows and Mac and 5.0 onLinux are supported). This can be used by you to extract information from Farmers WIFE to integrate with othersystems.

Projects completed that we know about:

  • Customers have built web interfaces

  • Customers have built their own Budgeting

  • Customers have built their own SAP integration

  • Customers have built their own naming convention tool and files-folder based 3D and Post work flow web interface



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