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Viewpoint to Customers:  We really don't care ...

 

Many companies in the software and construction industry have heard that Viewpoint, a high-end provider of construction-specific software packages, recently purchased two respected competitors:  Maxwell Systems, and Construction Imaging Systems.  At first, customers hoped that Viewpoint would provide additional features and better support for their existing systems, but soon it became clear that this was not their intent at all.  Customers using Maxwell's American Contractor package were told that their system would no longer be supported, but that they would qualify for "a special deal" on a much more expensive system.  Then, customers using Maxwell's Management Suite, a much more comprehensive system with a large customer base, were told that this product is also going to be discontinued, but that they too would qualify for a "special deal" on more expensive software, along with (costly) assistance in the tremendous task of converting data to a new system and providing training for dozens of employees who were perfectly content with their existing system. 

 

Now, users of the highly respected Chameleon Document Management and Invoice Routing software are being told that their product is being "sunsetted."

 

It would not be that difficult for Viewpoint to continue maintaining these existing systems for years to come, and letting customers move to more sophisticated platforms at their own pace; both Sage and Infor have taken that route.  However, that would not provide Viewpoint with a captive market of customers being forced to abandon their existing system and make a large investment in new software and services.  For many customers, these moves leave a very bad taste indeed. 

 


 

 

 

 



Adding On To Your Starbuilder System
"Lunch & Learn" Workshop
 
Held regularly from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
at D. Miller Associates -- call for next session

 Adding On To Your StarBuilder System
"Lunch & Learn" Workshop

In this hands-on workshop designed for StarBuilder users you will learn about modules you can add on to your StarBuilder System including:

Chameleon
, a robust document management and routing tool that allows you to scan, import, store and manage documents and files of all types.

Vision, a versatile, Excel-based reporting tool designed to extract information from you StarBuilder database.

Acowin, flexible, easy-to-use Service Management software.
 
Servicom, Service Dispatching, Billing and Service Management Software
 
TotalHR, a full-featured Human Resources Management program linked to your StarBuilder Payroll module.
 
AboutTime , remote time collection/time management software linked to your Payroll module.
 
Join us for a free “Lunch & Learn” Workshop to learn more!

CLICK HERE for more information about this workshop and how to register!

 


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September 7, 2016
Wednesday

TCM Job View & TCM Document Manager
"Lunch & Learn" Workshop

11:00am - 2:00pm
at D Miller Associates, Deale MD

TCM Job View & TCM Document Manager
Lunch & Learn Workshop

TCM Job View and TCM Document Manager can help you better manage your workload, plan for future work, reduce redundant data entry, improve invoice processing and much, much more.

During this workshop, you'll be able to see how the programs work with your company's information and you'll get hands-on experience working with the programs.  The workshop is free and lunch will be provided!  Please call today to make a reservation.

Join us for a free “Lunch & Learn” Workshop to learn more!

CLICK HERE for more information about this workshop and how to register!

 

Tech Notes from Dave

Backups
 
Imagine your world without all the information currently stored in your computer system. 

That information can disappear in a flash—disappear forever, if it’s not properly backed up.  Our customized on-line backup software is specifically designed to backup open files and SQL databases.  Your TCM or StarBuilder SQL database can be restored on-demand to any computer with an internet connection, greatly simplifying disasater recovery and software support.  Remember that not every backup system is capable of backing up an open SQL database; call us at (301) 261-5989 if you’re interested in having D. Miller Associates monitor and maintain backup copies of your information
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August 2012
Tech Notes from Dave

Latest TCM/GEMM  Update Released
TCM 9.2.401
GEMM

TCM 9.2.401

The latest version of TCM is Version 9.2.401. 

This version contains updates for the Maryland Payroll tax tables, as well as a number of enhancements, and the latest version of GEMM (12.1.1.42).  Enhancements have been made to Certified Payroll reporting, and AP Vendors can be marked as inactive so they don’t appear in the Enter Vendor Invoices drop-This release is available as a download from the AMSI web site, or you can call our office to request a CD.down list. Piece work payroll is also supported: you can enter a quantity instead of hours when the time cards are entered or imported, and pay will be calculated by multiplying the quantity times the rate.


 

May 2, 2012
Wednesday

TCM JobView & TCM Document Manager
"Lunch & Learn" Workshop

11:00am - 2:00pm
at D Miller Associates, Deale MD.

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TCM Job View & TCM Document Manager
Lunch & Learn Workshop


TCM Job View and TCM Document Manager can help you better manage your workload, plan for future work, reduce redundant data entry, improve invoice processing and much, much more.

During this workshop, you'll be able to see how the programs work with your company's information and you'll get hands-on experience working with the programs. The workshop is free and lunch will be provided! Please call today to make a reservation.

Join us for a free “Lunch & Learn” Workshop to learn more!

 

March 21, 2012
Wednesday

Adding On to Your Star Builder System
"Lunch & Learn" Workshop

11:00am - 2:00pm
at D Miller Associates, Deale MD

Adding On To Your StarBuilder System
Lunch & Learn Workshop

In this hands-on workshop designed for StarBuilder users you will learn about:

Chameleon

Resource Commander

Acowin

Vision Reporting

Total HR

CLICK HERE to learn more about StarBuilder Add-Ons!

 

February 27 - March 7, 2012

Mastering Your Computer
4 sessions
(Mondays and Wednesdays)
6:00 - 9:00pm
at D Miller Associates, Deale MD.


January 10 - 19, 2012

Mastering Your Computer
4 sessions
(Mondays and Wednesdays)
1:00 - 4:00pm
at D Miller Associates, Deale MD.

Mastering Your Computer
Four sessions (12-Hours of Instruction)

This comprehensive, four-session overview of personal computers covers concepts, techniques and terminology. Topics discussed include hardware (CD-ROM/DVD, RAM, CDR/CDRW, Disk Storage, etc.), software (Windows, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Database), the Internet, and Maintenance Tips. The cost of this course is $299.00, and includes an excellent full-color textbook. Hands-on computers are provided for each student.

 

December 13, 2011
Tuesday

2011 Year End Workshop

D. Miller Associates is offering a Year End TCM for Windows class on Tuesday, December 13th from 9:00 to 4:00 at our Deale,MD office. The cost of the class is $299.00, and includes lunch and a continental breakfast.

Additional employees receive a 50% discount.

Construction Manager Clients will learn:
 

         
Year End Procedures for GL, AP and Payroll
          GEMM Quarterly and Year-end Reporting
          TCM Import Functionality
          TCM SQL Maintenance and Backup
          TCM Job View Reporting

Please call (301) 261-5989 if you need additional information, or wish to register.

 

December 2011
D Miller Associates Year End Newsletter

CLICK HERE for full text of this newsletter. Then click on the diskette icon on the navigation bar at the bottom of the window to download a pdf version of this file.