Magazine article Business Credit

Personal Developer

Magazine article Business Credit

Personal Developer

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Companies designs computer software for a particular function. However, many credit professionals adapt or apply software to specifically aid them in their jobs. The following are software applications that illustrate how you may get more out of the software that you use in your credit office.

The Personal Developer by Clarion Software, Pompano Beach, FL, is an easy-to-learn and easy-to-use relational database which is inexpensive and allows the database developer to build an executable, stand-alone program.

The beauty of this particular program is that once the database program is developed, it is menu-driven, allowing the user to update files, view records, or print reports.

The first database program we set up was a file to keep track of the list profit centers we are continually adding to and changing. While our mainframe files could give us a list of profit centers, keeping track of the operations managers, regional managers, and center managers for more than 100 centers was difficult. By setting up a database with one file for the number, name, and address of the profit center along with the management personnel, and another file with the employees and the center number, we handled two problems: one in the credit department knowing who was where and responsible for what, and the other in personnel, keeping track of the employees and in their home addresses (without sensitive payroll information). …

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