Custom Programming/Software using Visual FoxPro and Java
Whether your data is small or large, or your users number from a few to a few thousand, whether you want peer to peer, client-server or web based services, one thing is guaranteed, you need qualified professionals you can trust when developing custom programming and/or software for new systems or maintaining existing software. Leading companies trust WaudWare for its custom programming FoxPro, Visual FoxPro and Java expertise, creative thinking, experience and interest in long term relationships.
We work together with I.T. Managers and other VFP developers to assist in the custom programming and development of fresh new solutions to age old problems and everything on the bleeding edge that keeps people awake at night.
WaudWare's senior partners have worked in all versions of Fox and Visual Fox over the past 20 years, from foxBASE+ through Visual FoxPro 9. They regularly attend VFP technical conferences, are committed to professional development through continuous learning and are constantly working with other industry experts to come up with better ways to solve problems.
VFP provides a superior set of robust tools for building database applications, resulting in software that is stable, flexible and easy to use. Here are a few examples of applications we’ve developed with our customers from concept to after-implementation results. We’re ready to help you achieve the goals you’ve set for your business.
Custom Programming application examples (by industry):
- Industrial Supplies – Automated Dispensing system
- Industrial Supplies – EDI
- Finance - TI2M: The Investor Investment Manager
- Retail Food Franchise – (multiple) Data Driven Web Sites
- Manufacturing – EDI
- Transportation – Web based Freight Logistics system
- Transportation -(Web-enabled a Vertical market application for another software company - Universal Freight Operating System (UFOS))
- Association - Credit checking system
- Association - Thoroughbred horse database
- Community - Parade management system
- Government - Markets information databases
- Government - Insurance rate comparison
- Produce Inventory Control System (PICS)
- Web-based Produce Inventory Control System (WebPICS)
- Em/FX - Email Fax Broadcast System
- Data Driven Web Development
- EDI – Electronic Data Interchange – enabling EDI software to interface with accounting systems (middle ware)
- Conversions - moving the data while replacing software packages and/or entire systems
- Data Communications – Modem, X-25, SDLC, XML, HTML, TCP/IP Sockets, all types of email, web services HTTP
Tools we use:
- Amyuni PDF Converter
- Microsoft Office and MSOffice Automation (using com)
- Mere Mortals
- Mind’s Eye
- Stonefield Database Toolkit (SDT)
- Visual FoxExpress (VFE)
- Visual Maxframe Professional (VMP)
- Stonefield App-Maker
- West Wind Web Connection
How do you know when it’s time to investigate software written especially for you?
- When you can’t find software that does exactly what you want it to
- When you’re entering data more than once – anywhere
Does custom software cost money? Of course it does. And every minute you and your team spend entering, re-entering data, duplicating effort and/or dealing with outdated software probably costs more. Think about the profitability and productivity of your business. We’ll help you figure out what your ROI is. Don’t wait. Let the experts at WaudWare get you started today. Through creative thinking, experience and an interest in long term relationships, WaudWare provides something that is highly valued in business today … improved productivity, profitability and eace of mind.
To learn how WaudWare creates innovative software solutions you can trust, contact us today
Custom Programming for vending machines improves efficiency...
Peel Industrial Supplies (1977) Ltd
Peel Industrial Supplies were recently awarded a multi-million dollar contract for the MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) business at an international aerospace company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. Part of the contract required Peel Industrial to install automated consignment vending machines in 2 of the customer's 3 plants. Staff serve themselves at these vending machines 24 hours a day by removing selected cutting tools. It sounds incredible, but the vending machines email Peel Industrial on a daily basis with a list of items taken out of them. The volume is amazingly high and the keying in of line items would take 3 or 4 people.
Peel Industrial needed an efficient way to automate the importing of sales information into their order entry system running on an IBM AS/400 computer. That's where WaudWare came in.
WaudWare designed a program that automatically receives the emails and converts them to data that is uploaded directly into Peel Industrial's AS/400 without human intervention. That was step one. Shortly after, the customer requested detailed billing information at a departmental level within each plant for each of the 30 vending machines. Bear in mind the volume of data and dollars the contract involves.
Once again WaudWare stepped up to the plate and enhanced the order import system to create monthly detailed billing statements that met the customer’s needs. Imagine the time, money and risk of error Peel Industrial would face without this system.
At the end of the day, everyone was thrilled with the results.
EDI Integration reduces accounts receivable balances and helps win an award...
Peel Industrial Supplies (1977) Ltd
Customized EDI Applications
Peel Industrial Supplies (1977) Ltd. is a Brampton-based distributor of industrial supplies with over 35 years experience.
WaudWare Incorporated has had the pleasure of partnering with Peel Industrial for over 12 years and satisfies a wide cross section of their IT needs. WaudWare has provided many effective solutions for Peel that have contributed to their ability to better serve their customers and increase profitability.
One of the best examples of this is the EDI integration with DaimlerChrysler Canada. DaimlerChrysler sends purchase orders to Peel, which are converted into orders and printed in the warehouse. The orders are picked, shipped and then automatically invoiced to them (via EDI). All invoices generated are electronically checked against the original purchase orders to ensure an exact match. This has enabled Peel to drastically reduce the accounts receivable balance of DaimlerChrysler.
The EDI integration provided by WaudWare, combined with Peel's excellence in customer service resulted in their being awarded the prestigious DaimlerChrysler Commodity Award.
Managing the masses at M&M...
M&M Meat Shops
Data Driven Web Development
M&M Meat Shops believed there must be a better way to manage access to multiple web sites for corporate personnel, franchisees and their employees at over 360 stores. With 2 internal web sites and 2 external third party web sites, the verification at login required each user to remember a different username and password. Managing this was a nightmare for the I.T. Department and a hassle for users.
The need was clear: Come up with a way for M&M users to access each of the 4 websites without signing on more than once. One username, one password, one access point! Sounds simple and straightforward, doesn't it? Keep in mind, 2 of those sites are owned by third party companies in partnership with M&M, so the solution would have to work across different platforms and software! So they came to WaudWare.
The challenge: devise a common login page, that upon verification would present direct links to each website without compromising security and still allow each individual site to identify and verify the user. These links would need to be encrypted expire on a daily basis so that they couldn't be bookmarked in web browsers.
WaudWare accepted the challenge, employed technology and talent and achieved the goal. All corporate personnel, franchisees and the hundreds of store employees across Canada are now able to sign on once, and then by using the direct links, easily transport themselves to the desired website.
It's WaudWare technology powering the websites, driving the data, and making it work for M&M.
Programming beyond borders...
The Debiasi Group
Customized EDI Applications
The following is a great example of how WaudWare are able to understand our business needs, and then come up with a solution that not only works efficiently - but also saves money.
Here at The Debiasi Group, we're currently utilizing JD Edwards MRP software on an NT network and Future 3 EDI software on an IBM AS/400 in our manufacturing environment. The integration of these 2 systems is often challenging, but with the ongoing support and assistance of WaudWare, we are able to keep things running smoothly.
Our recent expansion into Mexico made the integration of these 2 systems even more complex, by adding another AS/400 in Mexico. To complicate matters we receive orders via EDI that target specific components of an assembly that can differ with each unit ordered. With the assistance of WaudWare, we were able to come up with an algorithm that extracts the data from both systems, and provides a list of requirements that can be entered into our sales order system.
Once the algorithm was figured out, it saved us countless hours in the data entry of sales orders. The last piece of the puzzle fit perfectly into place by asking WaudWare to automate the entire process, which they accomplished by writing a client/server application that works with the AS/400 in Mexico, and our JD Edwards system.
Driving information home...
Data-Driven Web Development
Project Overview: Web-enable Universal Freight Operating System (UFOS) software written specifically for the transportation and logistics industry providing customers with a new way to access up to date information on open, picked up, delivered and completed shipments 24/7.
The Tip of the Iceberg (what you see):
An easy to navigate web site that provides the required level of detail - to assure complete customer satisfaction:
- when the shipment is scheduled to be picked up and the actual pick up details
- when it's scheduled to be delivered and the actual delivery details
- what the stats are on the load, including pieces, description and weight
- where the shipment is at any given time
- shipper, consignee, and customs broker information
Behind the Scenes (what you don't see):
- As the shipment passes specific milestones or physical check points the pertinent information is entered into the UFOS software and instantly available on the web site. The customer's interaction with the web site initiates several different processes to extract the information from the main data and display it in a meaningful way.