HELIOS was developed using the popular and reliable Microsoft .NET platform. It currently users .NET 3.5 on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system, with a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database. This can be delivered via an hosted solution, or from an organisation's own servers. Where connectivity into a country is restricted, HELIOS has been deployed on servers in country offices.
To access it, users require Internet Explorer browser version 5.0 or higher. There is a planned UI upgrade that will support Firefox and other standards compliant browsers. HELIOS can also run stand-alone on a laptop running Windows XP. HELIOS can be hosted as a Software as a Service (SAAS). Data transfer between installations is possible allowing laptop and in-country installations to upload and download both master data and transactions where there is no web connectivity.
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HELIOS can be integrated with an organization's ERP, Procurement, Financial or other legacy systems via standard XML tools and HELIOS's WebAPI.