IPS to develop app: Troy-based IPS Technology Services LLC said this week it had signed a contract to develop an application for the global supply chain company ISCS. Israel-based ISCS currently provides supply chain services to its clients by allowing them to store their items in 12 ISCS warehouses. Using the supply chain solution provided by ISCS, clients can manage their inventory, ship out items to desired locations, and track orders and shipments using a Web based system. In the system, ISCS clients can login and see inventory and make necessary changes, place order and track them as well as record shipping information with delivery addresses. In order to run its own operations, ISCS can log in to the current system to monitor client activities. When an order is placed or inventory is changed by its clients, ISCS can see these changes in the system and take appropriate actions. For example, when an order is placed, ISCS records the shipper’s name, quantities shipped, and other relevant information in the system. ISCS also constantly updates shipping status information so that the clients can see expected date of delivery to manage their own businesses. In the recent months, ISCS has expanded its business to include other industries and needed a major overhaul of its Access based system and awarded the contract to IPS to develop a Web based system with an SQL server back end. In the process, IPS will also create a new Web site for ISCS. The goal of this system is to create a client order tracking system which ISCS will use to administer its inventories and its clients will be able to keep track of it. IPS will also develop a Quickbooks interface so that invoices could be generated quickly and efficiently for ISCS. IPS provides CIO services, technology consulting, custom application development and integration, health care IT with electronic medical records and practice management implementation, litigation IT including scanning, case management and e-discovery, Web site development and Web-based marketing. More at www.ipsts.com.
Servant Systems Develops Analytical Web Application for Aire Serv: Servant Systems, the Ann Arbor franchise software development specialist, has developed a new analytical Web-based application for the Aire Serv Heating and Air Conditioning franchise network. Servant Systems developed Aire Serv’s Site Analysis Report, which is accessible by Aire Serv franchisees at more than 180 locations in the United States and Canada as well as by home office staff. The Web site helps franchisees and Home Office franchise consultants work together to analyze each franchise’s operations to support continuous improvement. The site was developed in Microsoft’s ASP.Net Web development platform and the MySQL database system. Servant Systems is a custom software solutions provider to franchisors and a Microsoft Certified Partner. Servant Systems develops franchise management tools, sales reporting applications and other essential software systems that help franchisees and franchisors improve operational efficiency, marketing performance and profitability. Entrepreneur magazine ranked Aire Serv the No. 1 HVAC franchise of 2009. It is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, a holding company of six specialty franchise companies — the others are Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric, Mr. Rooter (Drain Doctor in the UK), Glass Doctor and Rainbow International. More at www.servantsystems.com.
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