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JANUARY20125Foracatalogcall303.431.733salesapplewoodseed.comapplewoodseed.comSeedsofWildflowersGardenFlowersSince1965x1RegionalSpecialUseCustomMixturesx1HundredsofSpeciesinStockAcrossthepondDorianeResearchSotwareandConsultinginNiceFrancealsooerscomputersotwaredesignedortheseedindustry.TheFrenchcompanymarketsLabkeysotwareacentralizeddatamanagementprogramorresearchdepartmentsintheseedbusiness.x1cItx19sanintegratedsotwaresystemthathelpsresearchdepartmentssharedataquicklybetweendierentareasothebusinessx1dsaysTristanDuminilbusinessengineerorthecompany.x1cAnditx19sadatabasesystemwhichrequiresconfguration.Soweworkwithclientstomaketheconfgurationftswiththeircompanyrequirements.x1dRecentlyDorianeexpandeditsbusinessanddevelopednewsotwarecalledLabkeyMobilewhichcanbedownloadeddirectlyromtheInternet.x1cManycompaniesareinterestedindatacollectioninthefeldbecauseitx19salotoworktomaketheobservationsonpaperinthefeldandthengobacktotheofceandinputallthatdataintothecentralizeddatabase.Thatx19stimeconsumingandtherecanbeerrorsx1dsaysDuminilnotingthatyoucanuseLabkeyMobilewithanydatabasesystem.TheLabkeyMobilesotwarecanbeusedwithoutanyconsultationwithDorianesaysDuminiladdingthatonlinevideodemonstrationsallowcompaniestobuildtheirownconfguration.InventoryInnovationInventorysotwarehasalsobeendevelopedortheseedindustry.PacifcaResearchinBrawleyCali.hasbeenprovidinginventorycontrolsotwaretoseedcompaniesormorethan25years.DennisCadypartnerandpresidentothecompanysayshisPilotsotwarehasbeenavailableorsixyearswiththeseventhversionothesotwarereleasedinJanuary.PacifcathepredecessortoPilotwasonthemarketorabout17years.x1cTheindustrychangesconstantlyandwex19realwaystryingtostayaheadowhattheindustryrequirementsarex1dhesays.ThePilotsotwareisasimplesystemtooperatesaysCadyandisveryeasytocustomize.x1cItheydonx19tusecertaineaturestheycanturnthoseosotheyx19renotdistractingtotheirusersx1dheadds.x1cWeoeroneotheewproductsouttherethathaditsstartintheseedindustryinsteadotakinginventorycontrolromsomeotherindustryandtryingtomakeitworkortheseedindustrywhichisusuallynotsuccessulx1dsaysCady.Seedcompaniesrequireverystrictinventorycontrolandsometimesmustkeeptrackoalotoinormationoranextendedperiodotime.x1cOursotwarehelpscompaniesdothisx1dheadds.TheIndependentProessionalSeedAssociationx19snewinventoryandsalessotwarewhichistargetedatsmallerregionalseedcompaniesalsohelpsseedcompaniesmanagetheiroperations.ThesotwarecalledIPSAAdvantageVersion1wasdevelopedbyIPSAinconjunctionwithDarroughConsultingServicesinSt.LouisMo.IPSAAdvantagemanagesseedcompanybusinesscomponentsaswellasprovidingtheuserwithacustomerrelationshipmanagementtool.IPSACEOGregRuehlesaysthatpriortothesotwarex19sdevelopmentseveralIPSAmembercompanieshadexpressedaninterestindevelopingsotwarethatbetterfttheirneeds.x1cTheywantedsomethingthatwasmoreadaptabletowhatmakesonecompanyuniqueromanotherx1dAscreenshotoftheOrderModuleDeliveryscreenfromtheIPSAAdvantagesoftwaredevelopedbyDarroughConsultingServices.AscreenshotoftheMainInventoryListingscreenfromtheIPSAAdvantagesoftwaredevelopedbyDarroughConsultingServices.PhotoCreditDarroughConsultingServices.PhotoCreditDarroughConsultingServices.