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What services can you offer?
We can offer services in the following areas:

Application support
Have your application suppliers disappeared leaving you in the dark? Let Buchanan Software Solutions light the way.

We have extensive experience in a range of programming languages, databases and integration tools. We can take your existing application source code and maintain or enhance it to your requirements.

Alternatively, we can give your applications a new lease of life by providing a migration plan to a new bespoke system using the very latest .NET or Java technologies.

Our legacy skills include:
  • Borland Turbo Pascal
  • Borland Delphi
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Microsoft Visual C++
  • Java
  • Oracle
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • DBase
  • Sybase
  • Paradox
  • FoxPro
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Bespoke Application Solutions
Sometimes an off-the-shelf application doesn't quite do what's required, or perhaps the what's out there is too expensive and offers far more than you need.

We are bespoke software solution experts. We won't re-invent the wheel but rather utilize the systems that you have and work with you to design the system that best suits you.

Perhaps you're not sure you want to commit to a new system ? We can carry out a detailed analysis and requirements specification. Although we'll also give you a quote for implementing the solution, you're free to take the requirements document to another vendor if you so wish.

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E-Commerce and Web Solutions
Ever thought of selling your products online ? Or maybe you'd like to provide your customers with the most up-to-date information regarding a particular project or enquiry. Perhaps you'd like to allow your customers to book your facilities online at any time of the day or night.

We use the latest web-based technologies to provide a range of possible solutions that could transform your website and your business into a 24/7 operation.

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Portable / Wireless Computing
Wireless computing is rapidly becoming the standard for businesses on the move.

For your out of office employees, a PDA (Portable Data Assistant) or palm-top computer gives them the power of a PC in their pocket. Through wireless technology they have access to the most up-to-date information on your company price lists and policies, as well as having access to their email and the internet.

For service companies, gone are the days when your field engineers supply you with mountains of paper to be manually transferred on to your main system. By giving your field engineers PDA's, all the required information can be captured on completion of each job and synchronised with your main system immediately. Alternatively, your data can be synchronised at specific times during the day.

With a mobile solution...
  • You can provide your field engineer's with an up-to-the minute job list or price list throughout the day
  • You can provide extra information such as graphical maps & directions for each job
  • Any required parts for a job can be ordered immediately by integrating with your parts ordering system
  • Customer signatures can be captured electronically by signing the screen
  • Customer satisfaction surveys can be captured on location
  • Improve your infrastructure by allowing holiday applications, email and diary operations to be performed remotely
We can supply mobile web solutions to any internet-enabled mobile device.

We can also provide fat-client solutions for mobile devices running Microsoft's Windows CE or PocketPC 2002 operating systems, or any PDA supporting a Java virtual machine.

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Smartcards
If you are using a Windows operating system your employees may already be able to use smartcards to log into their workstations, but could your business benefit from other uses of smartcard technology ?

Perhaps you are concerned about keeping track of your employees' whereabouts and time-keeping.

By issuing smartcards to your employees, you can require them to swipe in and out of your premises. This allows you to know precisely who is in your building in the event of a fire, or record the hours worked by each employee.

The log of hours can even be stored on the card itself so that they can be retrieved even if your main system is unavailable.

If you're a club that provides a various services for your members how about supplying your members with 'smart' membership cards.

Smartcards can hold a wide range of information about your members such as:
  • Their membership details and expiration date.
  • Their subscription fee status
  • The number of 'credits' or balance they may have on their card.
  • The type of membership, or extent of the services their membership allows.
  • Their photograph, signature and membership details can be printed on the card.
Smartcard readers can be attached to the appropriate computers or terminals within your organization and any transactions recorded immediately.

Best of all, smartcards are tamper-proof and cannot be read or duplicated without the use of a hidden PIN code.

We are at the leading edge in smartcard technology in both microprocessor based and memory-only based cards.

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System Integration
If you've got more than one system that work in isolation rather than together, we may be able to help.

Perhaps your accounts system won't talk to your invoicing system or appointments system; or maybe you're having to cut and paste bits of data from one application to another.

Whatever your scenario, it's worth contacting us to discuss how we can help.

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