Solution Creators was formed in 1996 to provide custom software development and consulting services.
Today Solution Creators provides a pool of highly skilled programmers, managers, analysts and consultants. Our senior professional staff has an average of fifteen to twenty years' experience.
Typical project sizes range from a single person-month up through three people-years. The types of projects vary from simple software conversions through the design and development of complex management information systems.
Highly skilled and well-equipped staff, continuous improvement of development and management practices, methodologies - all these make Solution Creators the ideal strategic partner for our clients.
Before founding Solution Creators , Mr. Armstrong was the Vice President of InformationTechnology at National Leisure Group, a Boston-based retail travel company. Prior to that he held technical management positions at IBM and Revlon.
Mr. Armstrong has degrees in Mathematics from Colgate University and Music Production and Piano from The Berklee College of Music.
Mr. Powers has over 15 years of experience designing custom software solutions based on Microsoft Office products. His depth of knowledge of these products comes from a decade of delivering classroom training to major corporations such as EMC2, Raytheon, and Lahey Clinic to name a few. Over the years, he has developed custom applications that, through automation, draw on the strengths of multiple MS Office products to deliver powerful desktop solutions to foreign and domestic clients such as The Boston Athletic Association, ING - Retirement, Genzyme, Exxon Mobil, Corning Life Sciences and many more. His past roles as a Manufacturing Engineer and Engineering Operations Manager provided hands-on experience in most aspects of a typical company, allowing him to better understand the needs of his clients.
Mr. Powers holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wentworth Institute.
After studying Computer Science at Lancaster University in the UK, Mr. Dickenson has accumulated a total of 31 years experience in the computer industry. Large development projects have taken him to several continents specializing in client-server architecture and development for Ford Motor Company. Recently, he has provided consulting experience for major financial institutions providing solutions for Internet and Intranet applications.
Ms. Postle's experience includes 16 years of software development work in all aspects of the development cycle. Through consulting for Fortune 500 and local Boston companies her contribution includes a combination of analysis and design experience, hands on development, database design, and project and people management. As a director, Ms. Postle was a key contributor in the growth of Powersoft Corporation (of Sybase Inc).
Ms. Postle has a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Science from Bloomsburg University.
The staff at Solution Creators have expertise in a wide variety of Information Technology disciplines, allowing us to provide effective assistance to organizations involved in any or all aspects of the development cycle of a project. Specifically, we can provide the following services:
Solution Creators provides the full cycle of information system development. We are experienced in business analysis, requirements preparation, system design, system development, quality assurance, installation and training. The expertise of our staff covers a wide range of technologies.
Warranty Tracking System - provided automated tool to track warranty periods on individual system parts. Web-based product configurator - tool for sales people to configure new systems for customers. Finalized configuration automatically passed through order processing system.
PC2000 - Created a membership database for a dating club. A web-based interface gave the club access to a larger geographic area resulting in a 50% increase in membership.
Replaced a manual system with an automated procedure to post timecard information to their internal payroll module.
LoCate System - Created an XML messaging infrastructure to update data across four partner companies.
A web-based scheduling system to automate staffing EMTs and paramedics in ambulances. An elaborate alert system built behind the scheduling module.
Consolidated reporting of 12 revenue centers - system of automated data feeds replaced a manual financial consolidation system. This shortened the report production time from 30 days to instantaneous.
Sybase to Oracle conversion - converted system to adhere to company standards.
Conference Track Manager - created system to manage all conference tracks within the Comdex Trade Show.
Performed needs analysis - We did the research to help Sears determine if they wanted to enter the US travel market.
Vendor payment EDI application - Created an EDI link between the Cross Country Group and their major vendors to facilitate payments.
Data feed and query engine - system would dynamically create tables, import large text files containing phone usage information, and make it instantly available to the customer.
Call center system to book hotel rooms - Created an in-house system to maintain hotel room inventory with electronic links to the suppliers. The web-based front end allowed customers to book their own rooms, reducing calls to the reservation center by 40%.
On-line commercial insurance shop - Created a web-based commercial insurance broker where the client could offer their needs up for bid.