Alan offer Andrew an opportunity to join the company as a programmer. Andrew had been working for a local computer company in Hamilton. Andrew has proven his ability time and time again and is an expert at database design and problem solving.
To future proof the software we decided to convert it from a shared flat file storage system to a powerful SQL database.
Completed the conversion of FreeDAM with many new features and abilities.
Client’s who have their own crematorium required the ability to manage it. FreeDAM can record all aspects of the actual cremation and invoice the appropriate funeral company.
With Smart phones starting to become quite common, The accompanying phone app allows staff members to log in to look up any case’s details in the database. The app will even display newspaper notices, accounting transactions and any outstanding account balance.
After listening to some of our larger clients who were having problems keeping their staff informed of the current state of play - we created the action board. This is a excel like display of current funerals that allows various data to not only display in cells but to also be coloured to indicate status.
Specific screens were created to record the catering and flower requirements.
With most funerals now having some sort of powerpoint or slide show projected onto a screen, a specific section in FreeDAM was created to record the multimedia requirements.
Aidan joined the company as an expert web developer and is an expert at creating wonderful tools for our clients to use. We immediately set Aidan the task of re-writing the actionboards.
FreeDAM is now able to store image files, working layout files and pdf’s in it’s database. This allows uses to store with the funeral case any photos or service sheets so that they can be re-printed or referred at a later date. (typically when the spouse dies)