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About Thoroughbred

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Thoroughbred® Software International, Inc. has been providing mission critical business solutions to developers and end-users since 1982. Thoroughbred is aware that customers want to capitalize on past achievements. As such, we provide software solutions that allow evolution, not revolution. Maintaining a software application's competitive edge means adopting new technologies compatible with an existing software platform.

Thoroughbred's family of software products are designed to provide the evolutionary path needed to adopt new technologies quickly. We provide a path for software developers who support non Thoroughbred-based solutions to communicate for a total solution.

Our Object-Oriented OPENworkshop® and Web-Based T-WEB™ Environment enable developers to design applications in a structured environment with normalized databases compatible with today's standards, requirements and connectivity. Our Disaster Recovery and Internet application tools provide flexibility for the developer and end-user in building systems that fit their requirements.

Our software is designed to be "Open". You can use UNIX, Linux, Windows or Apple OSX operating systems. Your applications will run without program modifications. Workstations support graphical, character and browser-based clients including our TbredComm™. Internet processing technologies are also supported

Security and disaster recovery are supported by DataSafeGuard™. Access to ODBC compliant databases, Oracle, XML, MS SQL and MySQL is supported with our DataServers and APIs.

Over 300,000 Thoroughbred systems have been installed world-wide. and are used in a variety of mission critical business applications including: reprographics, municipalities, sports enterprises, distribution, transportation, construction, property management, manufacturing, hotel and restaurant management, medical, general accounting, payroll, manufacturing, government and more.

Product Overview

Solution–IV Accounting®

Thoroughbred Solution–IV Accounting is a full–featured, Graphical/Object Oriented line of accounting software and options that enable Solution–IV to be adopted for virtually any market application. The system provides a seamless integration and sharing of common data between the accounting modules. It is designed to be installed either "off the shelf" or customized and integrated with your own vertical software packages. Features include multi–company accounting, online file lookup windows, context sensitive help, and many hooks to Windows–based products.

Software Development Products

All Thoroughbred development environments operate on UNIX, Linux, Windows and VMS operating systems.


T–WEB is a browser–based development system, which integrates several of Thoroughbred's development tools including: Thoroughbred Basic™, OPENworkshop®, T–WEB compiler, Thoroughbred TS WebServer™, XML DataServer and Dictionary–IV™. Develop Web–Based applications using Thoroughbred and 3rd party tools with T–WEB.


Thoroughbred OPENworkshop provides an Object–Oriented approach to software development. It employs and expands on the key ingredients to Object–Oriented Development including: Objects, Methods, Messaging, and Classes. OPENworkshop is a natural extension of the previous Thoroughbred 4GL–development environments taking full advantage of the Object definitions and a 3–tier architecture.


IDOL-IV separates application logic from application data. The process executes 4GL Script-IV™ and Basic code and makes reference to Dictionary-IV™ for all data items including table or file definitions, screen designs, and user messages. These definitions are external to the application logic.

Thoroughbred Environment™

The Thoroughbred Environment is a classic, industry–standard 3GL Business Basic programming environment that includes: Thoroughbred Basic, Dictionary–IV™, and Source–IV™. Thoroughbred Basic Features include: Thoroughbred's extended Business Basic language – Direct, B Tree, multi–key and C–ISAM file type support; extended variable names; textual error messages; string and numeric arrays; operating systems access via shell commands, pipes, and XCALL; powerful system, screen, printer, and window management; business math functions; transaction processing; and machine–independent pseudo–code.

TS Network DataServer™ and Telnet systems

TS Network DataServer provides true Client/Server architecture to a Thoroughbred–based network. UNIX and Windows Network Servers are supported providing flexibility, performance and reliability to network system architectures. Thoroughbred systems support Telnet communications for performance oriented local and wide area architectures.

Disaster Recovery/Transaction Logging


DataSafeGuard provides real–time data recovery protection and transaction journaling for your most important asset – your data. DSG also provides the capability to write transactions to databases other than Thoroughbred's database including MS SQL, Oracle and MySQL.

Database Access Products

Thoroughbred Database Products are designed to work in network environments with UNIX, Linux, Windows and OpenVMS based Servers.

TS ODBC DataServer™

TS ODBC DataServer allows ODBC compliant applications and databases including: Excel, Crystal Reports, MS Word and other ODBC compliant Databases access to read or write to the Thoroughbred Database.

TS ORACLE DataServer™

Thoroughbred's TS ORACLE DataServer allows a Thoroughbred–based application to act as a Client to an ORACLE database Server. The TS ORACLE DataServer may reside locally or span mixed platforms.

TS DataServer™ for MS SQL Server

Thoroughbred's TS DataServer for MS SQL Server allows a Thoroughbred–based application to act as a Client to a SQL Server database. The TS DataServer for MS SQL Server may reside locally or span mixed platforms.

TS MySQL DataServer™

Thoroughbred's TS MySQL DataServer allows a Thoroughbred–based application to act as a Client to an MySQL database Server. The TS MySQL DataServer may reside locally or span mixed platforms.

TS XML DataServer™

TS XML DataServer gives you the ability to share and expose your Thoroughbred® data with remote servers and third party tools using XML. By using simple SQL style syntax you can access data from any Dictionary–IV™ defined database and return the results in XML format. The XML formatted data can be rendered as HTML in a browser or shared with other third party tools.

Product Maintenance and Support Programs

Thoroughbred provides Product Maintenance and Support Programs that are designed to keep your Thoroughbred software up to date with the latest enhancements, technologies and updates. We have several support programs that provide the support services you need based on your level of knowledge of your system, from complete IT support to programming item support.

Thoroughbred Hosted Services

Thoroughbred Hosted Services include hosting applications, back–up systems, redundant–live back–up systems, off–site storage, Web Server hosting and SaaS Services.