|E-Media: Desktop (includes "simple" spreadsheets)
||A database such as Microsoft Access may contain queries, as long as it does not provide
a "user interface." Similarly, a Microsoft Excel file may contain formulas and trivial
scripts as long as it does not provide a "user interface" and is "simple" (i.e., no macros,
hidden cells, rows or columns); all calculations can be easily viewed and verified on no
more than three worksheets without scrolling.
||Content-only website utilizing native SharePoint functionality.
|Computer-Based Training (CBT)
||Training material provided electronically. This can include PowerPoint presentations or
CBT files produced in commercial packages that have been approved by EPRI.
||Spreadsheets with macros, hidden rows and columns, protected functionality, complicated
||Software that is installed the end user's computer. This includes traditional compiled
software developed in a programming language like C++ or code developed in a scripting
language like Python. In many cases, this software includes a graphical user interface, but
this category also includes command-line computational tools run on the desktop.
||Software that is intended to be intsalled on a server in the enterprise. Typically,
these are installed by the end user's IT staff. The software might not have a user
interface other than installation and administrative functions, or it might be a web app
that runs on the member's Intranet. This category does not include client workstation use
of a corporate database, which would typically be categorized as Desktop Software.
|Software Implemented via a Commercial Software Platform
||Software that is created inside another commercial tool. A user interface is created
using the features of the commercial tool, such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, or
MATLAB. In general, the end users will need to procure a specific version of the underlying
tool in order to use software provided.
||Software that does not operate by itself, but is only useful when used in combination
with other software tool. For example, this might include source code for a FORTRAN
subroutine that describes material behavior that will be used by a finite element package.
Or it might be a dynamic link library (DLL) that can be used by a thermohydraulic tool.
This category is very similar to products developed on a commercial platform, but in this
case the software usually has no user interface, has no immediate standalone use, and might
not be limited to a single commercial tool.
||Any software that runs through a web connection. This type includes externally-facing
web sites, regardless of host location, that will be accessed by members. It also includes
web services, which are "subroutines" without user interface that are accessible to other
programs via the web. Some web sites might be content-only but still fall into this
||Mobile apps include all software intended to be deployed on a phone or tablet style
computer. This software usually needs to be deployed via a "store" or some other
specialized distribution channel.
|Business Service Agreement (BSA)
||Per terms of agreement.