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Pre-Publication Budget-Tracking System

Our client's goal was to track multi-million dollar budgets over the course of the two-to-three years required to create multi-grade education programs. The programs run concurrently and require the involvement of many different employees and vendors at different times throughout the process. DSI's solution tracks budgets and disbursements at a component level, and rolls the results up to the General Ledger. It includes balance sheet and exception reporting as well as a Web-based timesheet for tracking vendor and staff participation, and for validating vendor invoices.

Shop-Floor Automation System
Our client's goal was to manage automatically the flow of orders into a state-of-the-art on-demand printing center, by accepting jobs entered remotely by in-house "clients", scheduling the jobs based on delivery date and aggregate machine capacity, and then tracking the process from printing to trimming to binding to shrink-wrapping, boxing, labeling, and shipping. DSI's application manages all these events plus allows users to track their jobs over the Web and updates the billing system on completion of the job and the calculation of shipping costs.

Sales and Marketing Manager
Our client's goal was to access transaction information captured from multiple fulfillment systems, both domestic and overseas, and make the aggregated transaction data available to its sales force and editors for analysis and decision-making. DSI's Sales and Marketing Manager employs interfaces and validation routines that process data from multiple external sources and supports access over the Web, even allowing our client's widely distributed sales force to create individual customer profiles prior to each sales visit.