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Fischer’s Prio! SecureSync ~ A Solution to Enterprise Directory Chaos
Prio! SecureSync combines the proven technologies of Fischer Systems and Siemens, providing over 18 years of combined directory synchronization and management

active directory records  4.0 Microsoft Windows 2000 Active Directory Service (ADS) Any ODBC compliant databases LDAP compliant databases Fischer International will create a customized connector to any directory upon request. The following diagram illustrates how Prio! SecureSync will enable organizations to tie their disparate directories together. Figure 2 Source: Fischer International Product Strengths Prio! SecureSync combines the proven technologies of Fischer International and Siemens, providing over 18 years of combined

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Electronic Medical Records (EMR) for the Health Care Industry

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) assists physicians and other clinicians document patient care for current visits and provides access to patient clinical history. Sometimes may be referred to as computerized patient records (CPR). 

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Defining the on-premise delivery model is relatively straightforward:

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Defining the SaaS model is slightly more complex, since different SaaS vendors offer different definitions. We’ll explore these variations in more detail shortly, but for now we’ll note the following SaaS characteristics:

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