Accurate Solutions for Oxbridge Colleges
London, England – April 15, 2008 — Watford based Accurate Solutions Ltd. has announced 3 new live sites this month for its college accounting system MERCURY developed under Unix and adapted for Windows using Genero. As a result, Queens College, All Souls College and Jesus College join the ranks of Lincoln College, Sydney College – University of Cambridge and University College Oxford as proud Genero users.
“We produced impressive Windows versions of our accounting suite in about a quarter of the time it would have taken to redevelop, incurring just a quarter of the cost.” said Philip Akers, director Accurate Solutions Ltd. “That kind of productivity is pure oxygen to the company”
“We were under market pressure to move our applications to Windows and when it finally came time to bite the bullet and revamp Mercury – our specialist college accounting system – we had two options: ‘hit reset’ and redevelop in Visual Basic or find a solution which provided a graphical user interface that protected the investment in our core busines logic.” continued Akers.
“The first option turned out to be prohibitively expensive, requiring brand new skills and at least 3 years development effort. The second got us there in double quick time. In the end, we were able to solve a thorny problem relatively quickly.”
“Following our investigations, we were shown Genero and it didn’t take us long to decide to run with it. The product looked very good and we got excellent local service and training. Not only did it protect our investment in business logic, but also our people. The thought of bringing on board new talent scared the heck out of me. My developers know our businesss backwards; the idea of training new developers about how colleges work was an extremely daunting thought. Since Genero is a superset of the IBM® Informix® 4GL language, there was very little to learn. We’ve become very proficient in producing new Windows features and applications and are able to respond more rapidly to our customers. Our market reactivity with Genero has really shot skyward.”
About Accurate Solutions Ltd.
Accurate Solutions Limited was incorporated in 1990 and specializes in providing administration systems to schools and colleges including effective project management of the hardware installation, software implementation, data conversion, user training and ongoing support. Some of the more well known successes feature among the Oxbridge Colleges. Thanks to Genero, all solutions developed by Accurate are hardware, operating system platform and database engine independent.
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