A manufacturer had created specifications for a program
to calculate lumber, hardware and certain labor costs for building
trusses. By expanding an existing MS Access program to fine tune the cost tracking,
as well as implementing VBA, the reporting was greatly enhanced, and the application speed
When the Y2K issue was looming, an analysis of computer hardware, ROM BIOS,
and relevant software on 100+ computers, with metrics programs to search
for compatibility issues, allowed certification of each machine. Only
a few computers needed to be replace, with software updates applied to the rest.
stated that the successful testing and upgrades, subsequent
non-existent Y2K problems, and the certification letter was the enabling
step for bank authorization of the company purchase
by a large manufacturer.