What is Linx?

Linx is a flexible and powerful low-code development platform that allows you to integrate systems and automate business processes. With Linx you can create, integrate and automate any custom application, ranging from simple to highly complex, without the need for programming.

Who uses Linx?

Anyone can use Linx. It doesn’t require any technical expertise. The drag-and-drop designer allows you to focus on the business logic while Linx does all the back-end work. It is most often used by the IT department or a developer (for quick snippets of code), but almost anyone can learn to how to build a solution in Linx.

What is a low-code development platform?

Forrester Research defines a low-code development platform as follows: platforms that enable rapid application delivery with a minimum of hand-coding, and quick setup and deployment, for systems of engagement.

What are the benefits of a low-code development platform?

The inherent value of a low-code development platform is that it brings IT and the business together, enabling more rapid, iterative and collaborative development. Applications can be rapidly built, seamlessly deployed and easily changed—all without the need for low-level coding.

What is the difference between Linx and other ETL tools?

Linx is so much more than an ETL tool. Although many of Linx’s functions are similar, there are several areas where Linx excels. For example, Linx will take your business further and faster by helping to control the input and output of data without the need for custom coding or expensive development. Linx is also highly effective when adding automation to your data, enabling you to improve the efficiency of all your business-critical applications, including ERP, CRM and ETL solutions.

Why does my organisation need a platform like Linx?

If you have ever spent countless hours completing repetitive, time-consuming processes such as file transfers, report generation or data entry you’ll appreciate the benefits of using Linx to automate these processes.

Likewise, if you have ever created point-to-point integrations with legacy systems that quickly became messy and expensive to maintain, you’ll appreciate Linx.

Linx is easy to deploy and removes the need to write custom code. As a result, solutions and processes can be developed, integrated or automated faster than traditional software development.

I don’t have a large IT department, can I use Linx?

Linx is suitable for organisations of all sizes, and its scalability makes it a great choice for a growing business. In smaller organisations, Linx is highly effective in alleviating the burden on strained IT resources.

What are the minimum hardware/software requirements?
Desktop: Linx works on Windows 7 SP1 and above. We recommend Windows 10.
Server: Linx works on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and above. We recommend Windows Server 2016 .


Minimum Requirements


CPU: Intel i3, Xeon or better
Memory: 4GB
Browser: IE9 or better (i.e. Chrome, Firefox, etc)
OS: Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 or better
.NET: Framework Version 4.5
Additional software: Some functions may need client software provided by the vendor (e.g. database drivers)

 

What are the main components in Linx?

Linx Designer:  A Windows application to design your solution.

Linx Server:  A Windows service to host your Linx solutions.

Both components are provided on download.

How does your solution transmit data across a network?

Communication with Linx Server is done via https. However, certain functions might transmit data but the mechanics will be specific to the function, for example a WebService function will use http or https.

What data encryption and system security does Linx use?

Linx Server is secured with a username and password. Both are encrypted server side and can only be accessed via SSL.

Individual components support the encryption and security protocols relevant to the component e.g. CallRestWebService supports Windows Authentication, OAuth etc.

Which browsers does Linx support?

Linx supports all major HTML 5 compatible browsers.

What databases are supported?

Linx works with all databases with an OleDb, Odbc or Ado.Net provider. Examples are MS Sql Server, Oracle, MySql, PostgreSQL, Firebird, Access.  
Linx also supports MongoDB – a NoSQL database.

Do I need my own server to use Linx?

The default Linx Server will be your local machine or a test server and has no additional cost associated to it. If you choose to use deploy your applications to the cloud,  this will be at your own expense.

No matter how big or small, our support team is here to help you get started.

Contact us for support or request a demo and let us show you how Linx can help your business.