David T. Ayers
Royal Oak, Michigan 48067 248-547-1418
*** RETIRED - for reference only ***
Previous OBJECTIVE:Mentor, design and/or build effective software products and user interfaces with WebFocus Maintain.
HIGHLIGHTS:My consulting and development work is driven by business value, usability and maintainability with a specialization in user interface and software design. I also have experience in training, project management, supervision, and technical support.
IBI: Focus, WebFocus, Maintain, Cactus, ReportCaster, EIS
Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0, VBA, and LotusScript
Various 4GL and scripting languages
SOFTWARE:Operating Systems: DOS 3->5, Windows 3.1 -> 7, NT4 and Win2K Server, Mac Systems 5 ->10.4, MVS/TSO, VM/CMS, and a little AIX
Databases: Focus, MS Access, dbase IV, some SQL
Applications: MS Word, EXCEL, Visio, and FrontPage. various program editors, graphics programs, and communications programs
BUSINESS APPLICATIONS:Accounting - general ledger and wire transfer
Automotive part number management
Insurance - claims processing, premium pricing, loss/salvage/subrogation/ reporting
Electrical distribution control equipment configuration
Home construction sales
Market research - vehicle quality, employee satisfaction
Managed health care decision support
Mental health care delivery tracking
Purchasing and equipment inventory
Retail sales - oriental rugs, crafts and hobbies
Social services delivery tracking
Steel production sales support - stock slabs
Resilient Business Solutions, Atlanta, GA
2007 to 2010
Consultant Advanced Consulting Services, Inc., Waterford, Michigan 2001 to 2006
Clients: Amerisure, Farm Bureau, Pulte Homes, and others
Focus application analysis and migration/upgrade planning, WebFocus/DHTML reporting interface development, WebFocus installation and training, Web site development, DOS application program support.
Consultant BEST Solutions Inc., Sterling Heights, Michigan 1997 - 2001
Clients: Detroit Edison, Mazda Motors, and others
Responsible for the design, programming, testing, and documentation of various Cactus/WebFocus client-server systems, implementing both PC client and web browser access.
Consultant Information Builders Inc., Troy, Michigan 1996 - 1997
Client: Henry Ford Health Systems
Responsible for the design, programming, testing, and documentation of Focus server programs and Visual Basic client programs for delivery of managed care information.
Programmer/Analyst DPM Consulting Services, Troy, Michigan 1995 - 1996
Client: Great Lakes Div., National Steel Corp.
Responsible for the analysis, design, programming, implementation, and documentation of a Stock Slab Sales system. Worked with Information Systems, Sales Office, Production Planning, and Quality Assurance departments to accomplish project goals.
Product Developer Decision Consultants, Southfield, Michigan 1992 - 1995
Client: Ford - Marketing Systems
Responsible for producing the quarterly releases of Lucid, a multi-divisional client-server software product, for user-friendly access to vehicle quality data. This involved analysis, redesign, improvements to functionality, efficiency and user-friendliness, as well as SAS to Focus data transfer., beta test cycles, maintenance, documentation, metrics, and end user product support.
Programmer/Analyst DP Management, Detroit, Michigan 1990 - 1992
Client: Ford Credit - Insurance Operations
Responsible for the analysis, design, programming, documentation, and maintenance of an on-line Claim Tracking System. The FACTS system handled over 100,000 claims per year with a check request interface to a corporate batch system, a data feed from an outsourced Claim Processing system, and management reporting, while conforming to all applicable financial controls.
Previous work experience available upon request
EDUCATION & TRAINING:Best Solutions: Business Objects, IBI Worldmart
Microsoft (certified): Programming with Visual Basic 4.0, Access 95
IBI: WebFocus, Cactus, EDA, Focus/Windows, Focus EIS, GUI Guidelines
Ford: Systems Life Cycle, SAS introduction, WordPerfect 4.2
EDS: FOCUS, Basic Leadership, Project Management, IBM INFO/SYS
Amdahl: 470 Mainframe Theory and Maintenance
Comma Corp.: IBM 3135, 3155 Mainframes
CDC: Disk, Tape, Printer, and Memory Systems Theory and Maintenance
Control Data Institute: Computer Technology
Army Missile School: Land Combat Support System, Methods of Instruction
Lawrence Institute of Technology: Mechanical Engineering (2 years)