Archive for April 2008

The Power of Social Network

April 21, 2008

One morning, Ron is chatting with one of our Breakpoint WinTimer customers. He is asking if Ron knows someone knowledgeable in Microsoft Access. And Ron immediately said, ‘We can offer more than that.’

Connected by MikeblogsTracking back how a social network is formed from this conversation, it originated from a user of a stand-alone system using Microsoft Access as its database. The system encountered a problem and the user later found out that the developer of this software went out of the country for good. So the user informed her manager about the situation. The manager asked his internet cafe owner friend if he knows someone who can develop a new system for them. The internet cafe owner then asked Ron. And as a result of this chain of people trying to solve a user’s problem (actually, the whole organization’s problem), we were able to offer them a better solution. Instead of a stand-alone system, we offered a client-server setup to protect the organization’s data. And instead of Microsoft Access which the software giant announced that they stopped their support for this product, we offered them Microsoft SQL database.

We truly believe on the power of social network, and we continue investing on it.

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Promoting our New Product

April 8, 2008

We have just recently released the first production version of our new software product so our next step is to publish it in our company website. It’s called BCSAS Integrated Credit Coop System. It is a complete system designed to help cooperatives manage their members’ share capital, savings, loans, dividends and patronage refunds. I am tasked to do the write-ups. So I did and publish it in this link. As a software developer, I found it a totally different experience from what I often do everyday, programming.

Ok, I do admit, I found out that writing about your software product to make it sell is far different from writing the source codes to make it run. There is no compiler to tell you that what you wrote is right or wrong.  I also have to consider that readers of our website are real people so I have to make sure they understand what I am telling them, unlike program codes which uses standard and defined sets of instructions or syntax that the computer easily interprets.

I wanted to learn more about what the readers wanted to read about our products so I am starting this blog to hear from them. We have other products waiting to be posted in our website but this early, let me hear your comments to serve you better.