Make More Money!

Last updated by Webmaster on 3 June 2009  • 

Does your business use computer systems to make money instead of just count it? That is our strong suit. We want to help you make more money with your systems. Our typical engagements increase our customers’ bottom line by more than the cost of our services. We like being more of an investment than an expense.

Software specifications are not the right place to start. We start by finding out what your business does, and what you want it to do. Then we help you get there.

Exciting New Service

On our home page, we mentioned that at long last, we found technology for legacy software migration or modernisation that looks practically magical. We have partnered with ioSemantics LLC in Colorado to bring their ioLogex ™ technology to our clients.

Let's say your business relies heavily on some old, heavily patched software written in COBOL. Whenever you add a change, some other part of it tends to break. People who work well with COBOL are increasingly scarce.

You would like to have clean new software in a more modern language, but you aren't sure the documentation is up to date about what your software does. Hiring COBOL experts to wade through the software and produce a complete picture of what you have would take a long time, cost a lot, and might not even catch everything your software is doing.

With ioLogex ™, we can feed your source code in and automatically get most of that done (up to 90% of it) automatically. You will be able to see your current actual business rules in terms and diagrams like what a business analyst would produce. Cloned snippets of code will be identified and combined.

That's the hardest part of most legacy modernisation projects when they are done with traditional methods.

Too technical to be interesting? One of ioSemantics' USA clients estimates that their $11M legacy modernisation project will boost their bottom line by $51M over about five years. We find figures like that very interesting indeed, and so do our clients!

Request a free consultation to find out whether you qualify for a low cost proof of concept taster.

Examples

Recent work by Havenshire includes acquiring per-tablet data for manufacture of a complex new medication at a rate much faster than the manufacturer's previous maximum--without extra hardware other sites needed for lower data rates. The high-speed data acquired is part of the license application for a drug worth billions (yes, that's with a B) in just its first three years.

A customer of our USA sister company was told by its process control vendor that when it spins nylon on only one side of a winding position, it must always do so on the left. When the left winder breaks, the position must produce waste until the winder is repaired. Our sister company modified the vendor's process control system so operators can switch to the right side and continue producing good product while the left side is down.

With the same customer, our sister company also had the pivotal role in a large project that dramatically improved efficiency and cut the delay to ship product from 2 days to 2 hours.

Typical Systems

Much of our work is with realtime, near-realtime and transaction processing for applications such as SCADA and SS7 telephony. These are large custom systems demanding 24x7 uptime for purposes that include:

  • process control systems for manufacturers
  • packing systems for the factory floor
  • large telecom systems such as call routing, and remote line testing
  • technician dispatch

We work primarily on OpenVMS, Windows NT/2000/2003 and UNIX platforms. In addition to working with Microsoft SQL Server, we also work with various proprietary database systems, particularly realtime in-memory databases. For example, we are especially expert with Aspen Technology InfoPlus.21, including the 1st Quality extension and the SIS customisation for spinning systems (a rare skillset). Because we specialize in working with large complex systems, we are accustomed to working closely with a customer's team.

Range of Services

Technical services range from analysis through deployment, and include documentation, support and training. We are known for our troubleshooting and support abilities. We performed the pre-release failure mode analysis for a national SS7 telephone call routing system, from which we built a database that a national network operations center uses for diagnosis, repair, and impact assessment when problems arise.

Technical service is only the proverbial tip of the iceberg. Sometimes the best solution is not new or different software. Sometimes it is a combination of improved human workflow and computer systems well fitted to the workflow. We "workshop" with your people to analyse workflow, and start from there. We understand business, not just computers.

We have work experience in various countries in North American and western Europe.

Our goal is always to help our customers make more money. Let us do that for you!