Purchase Order Processing
is a distributor of photographic products and outdoor equipment
and sportswear to the retail trade. The company had been using
a single user based P.C., but had far outgrown the system capacity.
It also fell far short of their needs in sales analysis reporting,
pricing flexibility, etc.
multi-user system was installed complete with screen and printer
in the shipping/receiving area. The system was customized to
handle the special discount and seasonal promotion schemes offered
by the company. In addition, the existing product and customer
files were converted from the old system to minimize the effort
required to go live. The extensive sales reporting features
of the system satisfied all the needs of management. Even the
company's network of MacIntosh computers was integrated to the
system as an additional smart terminals.
has grown dramatically since the system was installed, but no
changes to the system or additional staff were required to handle
the extra volumes.
growth of the business by February, 1989 led eventually to the
opening of a branch office in California and the need to increase
the number of terminals in the Toronto office. The system had
performed so well that a copy of the software was installed
on a system in California and the Toronto system was upgraded
to a 16 user system level. Both installations are in full operation.
The California installation took only 2 weeks to bring to full
production ready status.
further growth and maturity of their business, a significant
software and hardware upgrade was done in August 1992. This
significant upgrade was completed with minimal disruption of
their operation. (They were down for less than 2 days). It addresses
their needs for state-of-the-art reporting and simplicity of