DOS to Windows conversion project
Purpose: This program has not been converted to windows and we have no way to get the original code. Once a beta version is ready we will test it locally.
Goals: Ideally we would like to make this into a retail product including a way to charge monthly for its use.
Materials provided: This is the good part! We have created a entire flow of the old DOS program from start to finish in screen shot form with complete (or nearly) written information of what each screen means. Presently, we are also presently able to send to the coder a flow chart to review and refine the bid. The winner bidder will also be given a copy of the original program to virtually copy to in the new windows environment. We envision this project being done in C## or the .net arena yet we are open to discussing alternatives.
Income: Another point we would like to build into the program is a ongoing income stream to the coder for both revisions as well as updates. We envision this to become a full time income stream for the right coder/team as we would also want to create a web based version in the future.
Type of program: This program is a simple version of ACT!, Goldmine and SalesForce but focuses on the ability of the end user to do what we call ï¿½Automatic Follow-upï¿½ This allows the user to virtually push one button and get all the sales letters, and reports they need for each sales person in their business. While other programs go after more and more ï¿½featuresï¿½, (which do allow users to customize the program), this also keeps the user away from making sales! Our present system has a small word processor ï¿½built inï¿½ used to make the letters and reports but also allows us to keep the entire program under our control and the end user is not required to own another program to bridge into. We do use the merge points to connect the databases to the word processor.
We will provide the coder with both email and phone support during the entire project. We will be working on a new manual for both installation and instruction upon the completion of the beta version.
Our Market: Our target market will be small business either based at home or in a small office setting. With the explosion of small at home businesses where the more and more offices are located at homes, this much simpler system is just is what is needed.
Contracts: Winning coder will be required to sign a confidentiality and intellectual property agreements before any work is started. All code will belong to our company.