For more than a decade, Pivotal CRM has been the choice of Microsoft-centric organizations that want the flexibility to model their specific business practices within their customer relationship management system. The Pivotal CRM product line leverages the Microsoft technology stack to provide usability and productivity advantages through integration to Microsoft Office, and more.
Connecting to a database requires a number of independent layers. The application needs to incorporate software that establishes the connection and calls to the database. A database connectivity layer needs to be in place to help manage security, communications, and data flow with the database. The database has a set of interfaces that help translate the client requests into actions within the database engine. And with the advent of .NET, the costs of managed versus non-managed code must also be considered.