Yes. There is a Developer's Kit for modifications. Most importantly, customizations can be easily brought forward to new releases, protecting a company's investment by allowing them to remain current as product upgrades are released. In addition, TIW Development will provide fixed price quotes for companies that would prefer that the Factory perform the modification work.
TIW is entering its thirty-fifth year. ALERE was first released in 1990 as a manufacturing package. In 2001, ALERE Accounting was introduced. To date, thousands of companies of all sizes, including some of the largest in the world, have made the decision to use ALERE.
For users that have spent years and years using the ubiquitous SBT (now Sage) products, ALERE offers no charge conversion programs that can do Static (fixed data like customers, suppliers and inventory) and Dynamic (transactional data) conversions. While the Dynamic type conversion frequently requires expert intervention, it nevertheless can handle 80% or better of the upgrade. For clients that would like experienced support TIW will provide fixed price quotes for the work.
The ALERE manual is written in HTML, has both field level and video support, and is accessible to every user by clicking on the "?" on the screens. Individual pages may be easily printed; however, the total manual exceeds more than fifty thousand hyperlinked pages that defy printing in whole. Furthermore, the ALERE manual is being constantly upgraded and improved and is available for downloading on the TIW web site to keep a company's copy always up-to-date.
ALERE is available through a nation-wide Dealer channel that can provide consulting, training, and customization and implementation services. TIW can provide teams to handle an implementation on a fixed cost basis for companies that so desire.
WorkShop was the name of TIW's original manufacturing product from 1990 to approximately 2000. At that time it was renamed ALERE Manufacturing. As of January, 2017 ALERE Manufacturing, Accounting, and DAQ became one product that is now known as ALERE Business Applications. Clients with WorkShop may easily upgrade their software to the current version of ALERE without any loss of data or history.