Factories are controls that enable the OpenSpan Windows Container to talk to specific platforms. These factories interact with Brokers as injected at the platform level (.NET, Java, Active X, etc). Factories appear in the Object Explorer and are automatically detected by OpenSpan.
From a User perspective, the most important thing to know about factories is that their appearance in the Object Explorer indicates that OpenSpan is interacting successfully with the platform.
The Factory Name property allows you to rename the Factory as desired.