dataflow’s Customisation Ability is Music to the Ears of De Wolfe!

 -De Wolfe Music benefits from the extraordinary customisation ability possible with dataflow, enabling the company to replace their existing bespoke legacy system with financial software that can be bent, stretched and moulded around their requirements at a fraction of the cost of redevelopment -

Founded in 1908, De Wolfe Music is a family run business spanning three generations. The London-based company provides music and sound effects all around the world for commercials, TV, radio and much more. De Wolfe's impressive music library covers a wide variety of categories including classical, contemporary, sports, romance, travel, holiday, new age, pop, comedy, jazz, blues and music from different time periods.

A key factor that influenced De Wolfe’s decision to go with dataflow was how easily you can customise the product to achieve a near 100% requirement, without altering the underlying code. Furthermore dataflow’s ability to automatically re-apply all customisation when a new release becomes available and the fact that the customised product is still supported by Dataflow, played a major roll to close the deal.

The royalty software that is core to De Wolfe’s business needs to communicate easily with the back office accounts. Also, the accounts need to store additional information outside the normal run-of-the-mill accounting requirement, to enable the management to have all relevant information available for the eight companies in the group at their fingertips.

Some 49 dataflow screens and reports have been customised to add data input fields, as well as user-defined screens, look-up tables and processing to help link all internal systems together. At the heart of the system lies the powerful MS SQL Server database which is gathering information from all the internal systems and is used as the data warehouse for the group.



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About Dataflow (UK) Limited

Dataflow was founded in response to a demand for more flexible software capabilities than standard off-the-shelf packages and specialise in the design and development of business management software, with a particular emphasis on accounting.

dataflow was the first true 32~bit product to be released for the UK SME market and was the first UK accounting software compatible with Microsoft's SQL Server, taking advantage of all aspects of the Windows environment. Dataflow is committed to developing a high quality accounting and business management solution that will enhance the productivity of small to medium-sized businesses.

One of dataflow's strengths is its customisation ability and the Customizer toolkit allows you to adapt dataflow without altering the underlying source code. You can change or add to the standard screens, and create new user-defined screens. All modifications are automatically re-applied when a new release becomes available. Programmable interfaces using ActiveX and XML are available to external systems for retrieving data, creating and modifying customer accounts, supplier accounts, stock items and other similar data, and for posting accounting, document and stock transactions.

We also aim to provide this solution as the financial backbone for vertical market and bespoke applications that offers a controlled environment for secure and professional integration. Utilising the Customizer toolkit, Dataflow have developed vertical market applications for industries such as Distribution, Haulage Management, Storage & Warehousing, Automotive Workshop Administration, Waste Management, Property Management and School Administration. All these systems have at their heart the dataflow financial management software, giving them a truly integrated solution.

For more information, please contact:

For more information, please contact:

Darius Mogtader 
Dataflow (UK) Limited
Dataflow House
Mill Mead
TW18 4UQ

Tel: 01784 454171