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|Computer Report Systems specializes in custom computer programs which can be
developed very rapidly using a powerful, multi-dimensional second generation Array
known as APL, running on windows platforms and utilizing unique customizable data bases.
|Recent clients include a Tier 1 automotive industry OEM manufacturer.
In addition to maintaining total purchasing, production, inventory, shipping and
billing requirements, the stand-alone program fulfills both ISO and QS quality
requirements with EDI inputs and outputs along with all necessary internal and
external paperwork, including automatic North American Free Trade documentation
for outgoing shipments. The program can be used by regular factory personnel with a
minimum amount of training. It has run bug free for
years with no external maintenance. It was totally written and installed by Ed Pollock and fulfills most, if not
all the critical requirements that can be provided by major enterprise systems,
at a tiny fraction of their cost.
|Ed Pollock's data processing experience goes back to the days of punch cards
(and even 'notch' cards),
counter/sorters and tabulating machines. He has been programming computers
since the early seventies, beginning on interactive time-sharing main-frame
systems and moving into desk-top computers (the IBM 5100 in 1976) even before
IBM introduced the 5150 PC in 1980.
|As more and more packages have become available, starting with the
original word processors and spread sheets, the need for small custom
programs has declined as more and more specialized system packages
|Today, Computer Report Systems is more involved in consulting
to advise, recommend and/or install off-the-shelf software which may be
able to do an even better job than custom programs, at a fraction of
|Although Ed Pollock is also involved in the other family businesses on this web site,
Ed continues to provide consulting, software and custom programming for
a number of clients, supported by firms and contacts developed during the
forty-plus years he has been connected to the computer world.
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