Brian has been a Pick programmer since 1987. A native of Orange County in Southern California, he has worked for a large and varied user base from Southern California to New York to points in between. He did about a one-year stint in Phoenix, Arizona in 2009-2010, but he's now back in beautiful Southern California, specifically Capistrano Beach.

Brian is now very happily employed by Rocket Software working in the Rocket D3 Support Department as a Tech Support Engineer. Basically, he gets to spend his day on the phone helping people with programming issues and other system problems. When asked if he ever planned to leave Rocket, he said something about "When Arizona freezes over..."

Brian describes himself as about 90% programmer/analyst and 10% therapist. He is comfortable working side-by-side with business owners and/or their management, programming/IT staff, outside financial and other consultants, sales personnel and end users to design, develop, implement and support new applications and revamp or add to existing ones. Brian is particularly good at visualizing solutions to business problems and is adept at determining when a human solution may be more appropriate than a software solution. He's programmed systems operating on many varieties of multivalue databases from D3 to Advanced Pick to r83 to Pick-like systems from ADDS and C. Itoh. He's developed and maintained applications for just about every kind of business or industry that you can think of, and he brings that wealth of experience and perspective with him to Rocket Software.

If you've got a Pick system in need of application development, re-development, maintenance or migration, give Brian a call. He's got some well-qualified friends who could use the work.
As a consultant and staff programmer with 25 years' experience, Brian has designed, built, implemented and maintained a large number of applications for a wide variety of businesses. Here's a partial list:

Order Processing with Sales Order Entry, Web Order Importing, Invoicing, Shipping, Credit Card Processing, Purchasing and Inventory Control with Barcoding

Accounting including Accounts Receivable (Open-Item and Balance Forward), Accounts Payable and General Ledger

Manufacturing with Work Order Entry, Inventory Control, Purchasing and Assemblies/Bill of Materials

Consignment Inventory Management including Equipment Check-Out and Check-In, Barcoding, Inventory Statements and Overdue Salesrep Status Alerts

Revenue Processing including User-Defined Data Entry, A/R and G/L posting, Auditing and User-Defined Reporting

Quoting including Contact Relationship Management (CRM) with linkage to Order Processing and historic quote activity analysis by salesrep, territory and zip code

Payroll with Salesrep Commissions

Web Interface to Pick database using Bravo Connector (formerly mvInternet), applications include Contact Management and Qoute/Order/Shipping Inquiry

VBA within Excel to accomodate reading of Pick data into Excel spreadsheets for various reporting purposes

SQL Interface to web-based inquiry processes and shipping system interface using D3's ODBC connector and SQL table and view creation

Pick Data to HP LJ PCL conversion to generate invoices, sales orders, purchase orders, commission reports or anything else that can be beautified using PCL, which can then be printed or used to create PDF's for email or fax transmission. Emailing and Faxing of Statements, Invoices, Commission Reports, Purchase Orders, et cetera

Data Import and Export to and from Microsoft Excel, MapPoint and other applications for Data Entry and Reporting using HTML, XML or tab-delimited text files

Migration from Pick and Pick-like systems to other Pick and non-Pick systems

As a consultant and staff programmer with 25 year's experience, Brian has developed over and maintained a wide variety of Pick and Pick-like platforms. Here's a partial list:

D3NT over Windows servers including Server 2003, Server 2000 and NT Server v4.0

D3NT over Windows clients including XP Professional, 2000 Professional and NT Workstation v4.0

D3, AP Pro and Advanced Pick over SCO Unix and Linux

D3 and Advanced Pick over IBM's AIX running on their RS/6000 Hardware

D3 and Advanced Pick over Hewlett Packard's HPIX running on their HP 9000 Hardware

AP Native, AP Pro and R83 over various Intel-based small systems

Pick-Like Native systems including C. Itoh and ADDS Mentor

As a consultant and staff programmer with 25 year's experience, Brian has designed, built, implemented and maintained a large number of applications for a wide variety of businesses and industries including manufacturing, distribution, retail, recycling, restaurant/entertainment, construction, parking, pharmacy management. Here's a representative list of entities who have employed him or contracted his services:

A.G. Heinze - an eight-state Nikon microscope dealer headquartered in Irvine, California

Ace Parking - a five-state parking company headquartered in San Diego, California

Aleph International - an electronic and security component manufacturer headquartered in Reno, Nevada

All Electronics - a surplus electronics retailer in Van Nuys, California

Arizona Pacific Pulp and Paper - a paper recycling and document destruction company in Phoenix, Arizona

Cross State Electric - an electrical contractor in Corona, California

Jillson Distributors - a military base PX supply distributor in San Diego, California

Keliher Hardware - a contractor supply house in Vernon, California

Manfredi Motor Transit - a multi-state trucking company headquartered in Newbury, Ohio

Marine Hardware - a contractor supply house with locations in San Pedro, California and San Diego, Califrornia

Musica Latina - a Latin music distributor located in Los Angeles, California

Prudential Systems - an office and computer supply dealer headquartered in Cerritos, California

R. Stewart - a dairy products distributor in Santa Maria, California

Simmonds Mecaero - an airplane parts manufacturer headquartered in France with local offices in Anaheim, California

Steadi Systems - a multi-state audio/video hardware and media distributor headquartered in Hollywood, California with data center in New York, New York

Stillman Seal - a manufacturer of seals for the aircraft and defense industries headquartered in Carlsbad, California

Western Pacific Pulp and Paper - a paper recycling and document destruction company in Downey, California