Member Since: 27th Nov 2009
I have many years working in IT Support focussing on accounting support specifically - over 10 years working with Exchequer through it's various owners, along with vertical market systems and general systems.
After this I spent a couple of years working with Forecast 5 - developed to replace Winforecast. After a couple of years of (in hindsight) mismangament, I was made redundant. Until the management issues in NZ are resolved the product will not get off the ground, and the pricing is based on the greed of the management.
Johnny who runs the UK operation is a top guy - but will be kicked out at some point so watch out for that.
I now have shifted focus slightly to more CRM with a view to intergating back to ERP from the system. Change is good!
10th Mar 2019
Don't know the UK law.
However, soundproofing is not necessarily a permanent change to a building. If you are adding soundproofing to a room it can be done in many ways - putting up a false wall is common, but heavy curtaining works better in some cases. False walls can be removed, and moved etc.
Egg cartons are cheap and work to a point!
Guess it depends on how it's done?
5th Jul 2017
disclaimer- I did work for the developer until they ran out of cash and made me redundant. It was specifically written to replace winforecast.
They have UK resellers, and you can approach me directly also.
2nd Nov 2016
The future will be in integrating to your actuals - look only at systems that can actually demonstrate this functionality. I worked at Forecast 5 where it was perpetually promised but never delivered. There will be a number of disappointed Forecast 5 users I predict. I was made redundant so the resources are dwindling for development and testing.
2nd Nov 2016
I worked at Forecast 5
Edited as Content irrelevant since I was made redundant.
2nd Nov 2016
For the record - I ran Winforecast on Windows 10 no problems. It does run on Win 10.
11th Jan 2015
Without the soundproofing, the studio would probably be unuseable.
Either from noise bleed into the studio, an equally noise complaints from neighbours
6th Mar 2014
Sorry for late response.
Aside from Word and Excel having a "save as PDF" option I use Cute PDF (www.CutePDF.com) for everything else.
23rd Nov 2011
Type of plane?
At what level does type of plane effect the invoice?
Is it just narrative or does it effect prices of fuel, steps, services, etc.
I assume a customer will have more than 1 type of plane.
the type of plane determines the landing and ground charges at each airport. So it doesn't matter how many planes someone has, it will be specific to the flight / airport.
Airport charges usually include landing, takeoff, parking and any other services required - potable water, fuel, waste etc.
Some service companies like to charge a standard fee to clients with no breakdown that covers the standards like landing, parking etc, others like to break it down.
At least thats my understanding of how it works
10th Nov 2011
Nothing is perfect
If you install an anti-virus program and that is your entire approach, then the choice is irrelevant.
A well written virus will circumvent heuristics etc until identified and added to definitions - that window of opportunity is all that virus needs.
On top of an anti virus program you also need to use / download / open files with caution.
just my thoughts on the topic - I use MS Security Essentials because it is easier to keep up to date than forever mucking around with subscription programs with Norton / Mcafee / AVG etc
17th Jul 2011
I hate them.
I specialise in being "behind the camera, stage whatever"
However, nerves aside having seen 1000's of performances and presentations over the years, the key is actually just getting over your nerves / fear.
My presentation "skills" have come not from training, rather being dropped in it without warning.
In the end, if you know your topic, talk on what you know. Don't try and do anything in front of a large group you would not do in front of friends.
And remember as you start - the people in front of you for whatever reason (coercion still counts) want to hear what you have to say about your specialist topic, so stick to it, and get it over with.
As a starting point be honest - "I am nervous standing in front of you all, I apologise now for the mistakes I will make - I am a specialist in <insert your skill here> not in presentations" - your audience warned, you are on your way, and thye have a low expectation on your delivery aside from your topic knowledge.
Things like toastmasters will help, because they give you a chance to practice wher it doesn't count
As an example of being dropped in it - I have been asked to go and setup something at a display, the organiser came and asked me to come into the next room - there I was introduced and asked to explain to the assembled board what I had setup in the next room that I was about to demonstrate to them in 10 minutes! I was prepared for neither - but I did know what I was doing, so said "Hi, I was not told about this little session, so please bare with me while I explain what we do, I would be very happy to answer question while I demonstrate the system..."
I nearly killed my boss on return.