> Dear All,
> My last posted note may have been less than adequate given my burgeoning flu
> symptoms. My apologies.
> Has anyone tried finding to buy or given to programming their application
> their own practice? The eventual goal would be to Network several offices
> different cities? I started learning ACCESS because it was part of
> Micrsoft’s office suite and thought it would inherently run into less
> problems as time passed and upgrades came along. Presently having success
> with running it on a solo laptop and on my associates laptop(non-networked).
> I am still developing it and adding new capacities to make it complete as
> possible. Are there any pitfalls out there I should be aware of? Is
> a nice commercially available system with the flexibilty that comes with
> programming,i.e. queries and reports?
> When I started about 1.5 years(is this guy bored?), had no idea it would be
> consuming of my time.
> A big reason I even started this whole adventure was that the computer
> we have in this neck of the woods seemed to be completely incompetent and
> could not even return a phone call. I could not see putting ourselves into
> technology headlock with computer nerds who had no idea of customer serivce.
For years I ran my practice with a software package called OA4. I was
an integrated database with spreadsheet and word processer. It was on
the order of Symphony. While I was able to effectively manage my
practice with this system, constantly upgrading, trouble shooting and
debugging was quite time consuming.
I then purchased a program called Dezine. A total disaster! I could
never get timely support even though I was paying a premium support
I finally picked up a package called Medflex. I have nothing but the
highest reguard for this program, its developer and support staff. I
have been using the program for a year and a half.
1. It a powerful package manageing both accounts payable and
2. There is not a report I know of that it cannot write or the support
staff cannot create in a matter of days.
3. It is the best supported package I have ever owned, bar none! I
have never had an urgent question or a problem that was not answered or
solved within the day it was asked, usually within the half hour.
4. It does require a mandatory support fee, but they have never failed
to be there when I needed them.
5. Their weakest area is their manual and they desparately need to
write a better one. This not withstanding, their support almost makes a
O.P.E.N (O&P Entrepreneur’s Network) markets the program. If you go to
Miami, O.P.E.N. will probably have a booth. Mike Bass, one of
O.P.E.N.’s principals and John Mason, one of the persons who developed
Med Flex, will be demonstrating the program. Stop by and see them.
please give me a call at binghamton limb and brace
607 797 1246
perhaps a phone call will prove more elusidating.
try medflex it works.
also try ziff davis books or their web site for info on databasing.
We are working on a office integration program using ACCESS to keep patient
data, history, billing, inventory, mailing lists, letter merges etc. We
think this will do everything the $8000.00 P&O programs will do . We have
spent a lot of time and money developing this program and may offer a Beta
version. We think we can sell this program as an add on program to MS
Office Pro for not too much money and no monthly support fees. Only fees
would be for updates that people wanted.
Yep! Is more easy with VFP. At least I found it in that way. With the
VFP is moro accurate with the filters when you made a query because yu can
define many kinds of joins.
This is very good! . the truth is that I work moero in my project with the
costs of work and the procedures of manufacturing… My vision is to use
this program as a quality control help and of course as an analysis tool for
optimize the manufacturing procedures for been more competitive.
People seems to be interested but they dont understand very well the
objective of this develope…. We must considder that the P/O in Mexico
still loking the computers as a kind of devil or something like that….
Many people dont think that it is more a tool than anything else.
🙂 At the begining test and mistake… with the time I have the oportunitty
to get involved more with the computers for job affaires, I worked as a
consultant for TV Azteca in the systems area… In that place I learn many
things abouth database.
The truth? I like more P/O !
So, I think that it could be a good idea to conciliate bouth points.