Uniface is a framework for the development and operation of company-wide applications.
Uniface applications are database- and platform-independent. Unifacetherefore provides an integration framework that enables Uniface applications to integrate with all major DBMS products as well as with a wide range of other technologies, such as mainframe-based products (CICS, IMS), web services, SMTP and POP email, LDAP directories, .NET, ActiveX, Component Object Model (COM), C and C++ programs and Java. Uniface operates under Microsoft Windows, Windows Mobile, various flavours of Unix and Linux, IBM iSeries/AS400, z/OS und VMS.
Uniface can be used in complex systems that manage critical company data and support vital business processes such as web-based online shopping, financial transactions, salary administration and inventory control. It is currently used by thousands of firms in more than 30 countries, with an effective installed base of several million users. Uniface applications range from client/server to web and from data entry to workflow. Also included are portals that are accessed locally, via intranets and the internet.
Originally developed in the Netherlands by Inside Automation, later Uniface B.V., the product and company were acquired by Detroit-based Compuware Corp in 1994, and in 2014 was acquired by Marlin Equity Partners and is now an independent company. Uniface B.V. global headquarters are based in Amsterdam.