For this reason Schulz Consulting does not perform any custom programming. We make referrals to experts that know how to modify AND maintain their custom code.
The problem is that many of the professionals that write customized code have long exited the business for any number of reasons. Most found it difficult to make a profit in an environment where they were often expected to constantly enhance their product with minimal or no compensation.
The one company that we’ve consistently recommended to our clients is DSD Associates in San Diego California.
There’s one reason. Actually two.
The first reason is that DSD Associates have been around for 25 years. They’re arguably one of the most talented and experienced custom programming houses that develops for Sage MAS 90, MAS 200 and MAS 500. We’ve often marveled at their detailed programming specifications and the ability to support their solutions.
The main reason that we continue to recommend DSD Associates is they have no problem telling us when we’re nuts!
Often we’ve called Jon Reiter or Doug Deane to talk about a programming project. If our requirements are so off the wall expensive or complex – they talk us right down from going forward with a project that may be doomed for failure. Simply put DSD Associates looks out for their customers first — even ahead of making a quick buck by quoting a software project.
This is rare in today’s environment.
We just received this list of reasons that DSD Business Systems thinks that you should use their services. And it’s actually a pretty good list so we are reprinting it in its entirety here:
Top 10 reasons to use DSD Business Systems
1.DSD wrote the original Extended M/D Utilities, *merge and CodeZilla. These are important MAS 90 /200 programming utilities that many of the most widely known Sage MAS developers use when they write customizations or enhancements.
2.All of our custom programming projects are bid on a fixed price basis. No programming is started until you have reviewed and approved a detailed written specification. There are never any surprises at the end of the project.
3.DSD advises and assists Sage’s development staff in making MAS 90, MAS 200 and MAS 500 a programmer-friendly environment. We are Sage’s expert source.
4.We provide the lowest cost and most efficient, non-invasive programming modifications that will exactly meet your end-user’s needs. It is not uncommon for us to tell a reseller that a customization can be achieved with no programming via the Customizer, Visual Integrator or Crystal Reports. If we know of a customization that we’ve done in the past that is exactly, or close to, what you need, we’ll use it. If we know of another developer who has an off-the-shelf enhancement, we’ll let you know that too.
5.When third party software developers need to integrate their products with Sage MAS 90, MAS 200 or MAS 500, do you know who they call? They call us. If the publishers of Avatax and ImageLink use DSD for their MAS programming, then you should too.
6.When we write an enhancement, or make MAS customizations, we write them in ways that are upgrade-friendly, friendly to other developers’ enhancements, and very easy to install. There are many MAS developers who make it impossible to combine their enhancements or customizations with other developers’.
7.When we write an enhancement or modification, we rarely, if ever, change the original MAS files, or the original programs. That way, if you no longer need a modification sometime in the future, removing the customization or enhancement is an easy process, and does not require a time-consuming conversion process.
8.Your project is always looked at by at least three DSD staff members. DSD never allows programming to be final-tested by the programmer. All of our enhancements and customizations are rigorously tested by our QA staff in order to burn the programs in before your end-user installs them.
9.When there’s a bug, we jump on it. It is fixed almost immediately. Fixing bugs when a user finds one takes priority over any other activity in our Programming Department.
10.DSD staff has decades of MAS programming, Internet-programming, database programming and Unix experience. We’ve seen it all and done it all. We can help you with virtually anything you need, including integrations to third party software, integrations to third party hardware devices, integration with a website database, etc.
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