Frequently Asked Questions.
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Does this software run off a network?
The answer to this question depends on what you mean by 'runs off a network'.  The WSIB System Navigator was designed as a Client/Server program.  This means that the software can function as both a Stand Alone system (Both the software and the data are on a single computer.) or as a Network system (The software is loaded on a 'local' machine and the data resides on a network server.)

The actual WSIB System Navigator can NOT be run from a network.  That is, the program can NOT be loaded on one machine (say a Server) and run from a different computer.  Each and every computer that runs the software MUST have a copy of the program loaded on its harddrive.

The Stand Alone option indicates that the user is going to install the complete system on a single computer. The actual program (the WSIB System Navigator) and the data file (WSIBCDAT.MDB) will both be loaded on to the one machine.

This option is mandatory for computers that are not set up in connection to a server or any other computer. For more information on this, the user should contact their computer service provider or their company's IT department to determine if their computer is a part of a Network.

The Network System is a client/server program. This means that the software was designed to function in two parts. The actual 'program' that runs the system is the client side. This software must be installed locally on the client's computer that is actually running the program. The data may reside on a network separately from the program as long as there is a connection between the client computer and the network server where the data is to be stored.

The Network Solution is required for users who wish to have more than one user capable of accessing a single data source.

[Follow up question] Can I have a single user and still set it up in a Network configuration?
Yes, the actual program can be set up on a single computer, and the data file can be placed on a Network.  This allows the user to store the data in a location that can be backed up by the user's IT department.

[Follow up question] What type of Network will the WSIB System Navigator run on?
The program will operate on any network that is recognized by the Windows Operating System.  The protocols recognize any system that is accessible through the Network Neighborhood on any PC.

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What is meant by a Licence? (How many do I need?)
As a Client/Server program, the user will be required to purchase a copy of the software for every computer that will be running the system.  If the software is going to be run from only one computer, the user will require a single licence.  If the user is going to have the program running from three separate computers, then they will be required to purchase three licences.

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Does Working Bytes offer training?
No.  Working Bytes stopped offering training over five years ago for the simple reason that nobody asked for it.  The program is so easy to understand and to run that customers did not feel it was cost effective to pay the extra cost for training.  The cost of training equalled or exceeded the low cost of the software.

Working Bytes provides full phone support for its products.  This phone support more than covered any questions users might have about the operation of the software.  (See the section on Support for more details) The actual number of phone calls of this nature is quite small.  We are constantly being praised for just how easy the software is to use.
[Click Here to go to the Support Page]

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Is the Installation and Set Up of the program difficult?
No. The WSIB System Navigator is what we like to call a 'forehead install'.  You place the CD in the CD-ROM, select the installation that best suits your needs, and then you just hit the <Enter> key with your forehead.  The software does the rest.

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What Versions of Windows does this software run on?
Every Version.  The WSIB System Navigator will run on any version of Windows above 3.11.  It will run on Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, ME and XP. 

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What is Electronic Data Transmission (EDT) ?
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) allows the sending of the information found on a Form 7 through the internet from the WSIB System Navigator directly to the Board. This information is sent electronically directly from the software.

Click here for more a detailed explanation of EDT.

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What are the System Requirements?
The System Requirements are the same for both levels of the WSIB System Navigator.

The minimum System Requirements (only is you have a lot of free time to wait for screens...) are:

  • Pentium 90 PC
  • Windows 95
  • 32 Megabytes of RAM
  • 9 Megabytes available space on the hard drive
  • VGA (640 x 480 pixels) Monitor
  • Mouse
  • Inkjet or Laser Printer


The recommended (this is the lowest level for adequate performance.  Any system that exceeds these requirements will only enhance the performance of the system.) System Requirements are:

  • Pentium II - 166 PC
  • Windows 95, 98, ME, XP, NT or 2000
  • 256 Megabytes of RAM
  • 12 Megabytes available space on hard drive
  • SVGA (800 x 600 pixels) Monitor
  • Mouse
  • Inkjet or Laser Printer


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What kind of support is offered for this program?
Please see the section on Support for a full explanation of the support for the WSIB System Navigator.
[Click Here to go to the Support Page]

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What are the actual costs?
The cost of the software package depends on which level (Level 2 [Office] or Level 3 [Business]) of the program is purchased, and the number of licences required.

Please contact Working Bytes directly for a full breakdown of costs for the package that best suits your needs.
[Click Here to go to the Contact Us Page]

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Why Should I Choose Working Bytes over other packages?

  • Ease of use.
  • Unique Functionality not found in other products.
  • Consistent (Error Free) Environment.
  • Customer Driven Updates and Upgrades.
  • Cost

For full details on this list please [Click Here to go to the Why Choose Page]

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Is there a demonstration version available?
Yes.  Please proceed to the Contact Page for instructions on ordering a demo disk of the WSIB System Navigator.

For a free Demo CD please [click Here to go to the Demo CD-ROM Request Page]

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Does the company name mean what I think it does?

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