OT: do you know of a company or software provider...

Dave Tiger dave at tigeri.com
Thu Sep 2 10:37:28 BST 2004


Hi Paul,

A custom app is a possible option.

I have a 4 month deadline to find a suitable solution.

I am based in the south east if that helps you with info for the bodies =
you
talked about.

Thanks for the advice

Dave Carrera


--=20
UK Web Hosting @ http://www.ephgroup.com =20


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Robinson [mailto:wiggy at servitor.co.uk] On Behalf Of Paul =
Robinson
Sent: 02 September 2004 10:31
To: Dave Tiger
Cc: freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org
Subject: Re: OT: do you know of a company or software provider...


On Thu, Sep 02, 2004 at 09:29:29AM +0100, Dave Tiger wrote:

> Sorry for being way OT but I thought I would ask the list if anyone=20
> knows of a software solution, preferably FreeBSD based, that is=20
> specifically tailored to the wholesale meat trade in the UK.

I don't know how far the meat trade's requirements of inventory =
management=20
is removed from standard wholesale systems. You could look at whether=20
something like GNU Enterprise is suitable or building up your own =
solution=20
with a RAD-ish toolkit like PythonCard.=20

Alternatively, you're looking at finding a developer who can build on =
open
source systems. This option will take time though, so you need to think
carefully about whether you can handle a 3-6 month development life =
cycle.
If you can, let me know and I'll send you the details of a couple of =
guys in
the North West who might be able to do it for you pretty quickly for not =
too
high a price.

Hell, if the spec isn't too silly, I might be able to do it for you. :-)

You could also consider having a look at places like freelancers.net to =
see=20
if anybody there can help, but you'll have to pay to find out.
=20
> What I need is a solution for ordering, stock management, customer=20
> management, accounts, invoicing and all the other usual stuff but it=20
> must me able to do nationwide WAN. The company I am looking into this=20
> for is going national with a central distrib / manufacturing office=20
> and satellite distrib offices and "Sage / Windows" just wont cope or=20
> do what is needed, surprise surprise.

Providing all the machines are all connected to the same WAN, this =
shouldn't

be a problem. I'd really suggest giving GNU Enterprise a look - =
www.gnue.org

- and see if that can help, remembering it hasn't reached 1.0 yet.
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> If anyone has any pointers or urls for UK based companies that might=20
> be able to help I would appreciate the info.

The list would be too long. Where abouts in the UK are you based? =
Normally
every region has it's own organisations that aim to assist the Digital =
Media
sector funded by the Regional Development Agency. They will be a massive
help to you. I work for one of these organisations in the North West. If =
you
tell me where you are, I'll help find out who your local guys are.
=20
--=20
Paul Robinson
http://www.iconoplex.co.uk/

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