About the Author:
I am a computer software consultant specializing in customized
software applications for businesses. My current client base (located
in Southeastern Michigan) consists of businesses in manufacturing, engineering,
laboratory, and titanium recycling. I write programs for their accounting,
inventory control, production, and work flow management systems.
Most of my clients are using networked workstations with operating system
Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT. Server operating systems are
either Novell or WinNT.
I specialize in writing code in Microsoft Access, and have utilized
Merant's Data Direct ODBC software to connect to and enhance various database
applications (Progress ver 8.3a running MFG/PRO GUI ver 8.6e from QAD,
DacEasy Btreive tables, or Paradox ver 4.1). The customizations (which
I wrote in MS Access 97) for my client that purchased QAD's manufacturing
I have had several years experience programming in BBX (a Basic programing
language), working with spreadsheets and with Open Systems Accounting Software.
Also, I have been quite involved with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI),
and know and understand ANSI X.12 transaction sets 830, 856, 862, and 997.
Allowed them to import large batches of data, by writing data export
reports that feed into QAD's built-in CIM load program.
Enabled them to laser print all of their business forms (including check
Simplified their shipper entry process so they can ship in carton quantities
rather than pieces, and electronically imported the data (because containerization
is required by Trinary Systems EDI package) by taking advantage of QAD's
Shipper Gateway program.
Allowed them to retain their unique method of handling supplier subcontract
shippers and costing of subcontract operations.
Replaced many of the "canned" QAD reports, with MS Access custom reports
which are cleaner, neater, easier to read and, in most cases, significantly
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Revised: December 1, 1999