Aptify allows an organization to use external servers to handle some system operations. One or more Application Servers on an organization's network can improve overall system performance by distributing the workload between client PCs, Application Servers, and the Aptify database server.
An Application Server is a network computer that has the Aptify Asynchronous Processor installed. This is a Windows service installed by the Application Server Setup program.
The configured Application Servers download and execute pending asynchronous Process Flow Runs. These runs are automatically generated by a Scheduled Task or in response to a particular system event (such as the creation of a new record).
Using an Application Server provides two primary benefits to an Aptify system:
- An Application Server can reduce the processing load on client computers. The response time for a client computer improves by offloading the execution of Process Flows to an Application Server.
- An Application Server can run Process Flows created by Scheduled Tasks. Scheduled Tasks are configured to run on a specific date or at a specific time. This feature can automate recurring tasks that occur at regular intervals (such as sending out a daily sales report).
The following sub-topics are the procedures and reference information related to the administration of Aptify Application Servers.
Application Servers execute asynchronous Process Flow Runs. For more information about Aptify's Process Flow functionality, see Managing Process Pipelines.