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HingePoint has developed the ReFrame Application Service Grid - an important advance in meeting the needs of businesses that need to distribute, scale, and evolve their systems and applications.  Applications written for the ReFrame Application Service Grid are  inherently distributable, scalable and extraordinarily changeable.

The ReFrame Application Service Grid enables a whole new type of application - Elastic Applications - applications that can be evolved to the changing needs and wants of your business.

ReFrame's Elastic Applications provide unparalleled ability to accommodate change. They can scale as large, or as small, as you need them to be, from a single laptop to the largest enterprise by adding computers to the ReFrame Application Service Grid. 

The ReFrame system has three major elements:

  • ReFrame Developer software is used to create the applications
  • The applications run on one or more instances of ReFrame Server that comprise the ReFrame Application service Grid 
  • ReFrame Adapters enable interaction with third-party applications such as databases, spreadsheets, email, etc.

ReFrame makes it fast, easy, and safe to enhance or alter workflows, methods, user interfaces, and every other attribute to meet the changing needs, size and shape of your organization. Applications created with ReFrame can smoothly integrate with your existing software and communications systems operating in a service oriented architecture (SOA) or stand alone. 

The ReFrame Application Service Grid uses HingePoint's ActivArchitecture™, a unique combination of: Message-based architecture, and HingePoint-developed LiveObject™ Technology, Object Services™, and the ReFrame Exception Engine.

ReFrame's ActivArchitecture is described in more detail here.

ReFrame enables you to quickly, easily, and safely accommodate the changing size and shape of your business.

Change Used To Be Easy

Growing your business when the world ran on paper was easy.  To scale up you added people - simple, easy, low risk.


Changing the way your business worked was easy too.  You told your people, trained them, done! - very simple, very easy, very low risk.


Then it Became Hard

We bought computers that promised to be faster, more accurate, and lower cost.  But, we lost something - the ability to quickly, easily, safely accommodate changes in scale and process.


Scaling usually means shutting down with the promise, or is it a hope, that everything will be fine in the morning.


Changing workflow or processes cause the IT staff to wince and the bravest of executives sleepless nights wondering what might go wrong.


Now, It Can Be Easy Again

HingePoint developed ReFrame so scaling and changing your business would be as easy, as natural, as low risk, as it was in the days of paper.

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