Monthly Archives: December 2015

December 2015 Newsletter

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 Welcome to our new monthly newsletter service.  We hope to bring you the latest news and information about DH Systems, the Frontier desktop software and the websites we design and operate.

Frontier moves on at an ever increasing pace and it’s easy to miss the latest features and options that become available.  Each month we will write a news story about a feature that will help you to get the most out of your software.  Something you want to know more about?  Let us know and we’ll write a news feature in an upcoming newsletter.

Did you know we now have a training department?  Graeme our Training Manager is here to help you get the most out of the software and your people in your organisation.  Investing in training can help you maximize the use of the software and help you support your customers even better.  Give us a shout soon and we can arrange some classroom or one-on-one training for you and your company.

In the meantime, please take a few moments to read our newsletter and give us any feedback at marketing@dhsystems.co.uk

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Well it has been another busy year here for us at DH Systems. We have continued to expand this year to the point where we have had to take on additional office space.This is all so we can bring you new and improved features to our software. Speaking of which, 40% of clients are now running the ‘new’ (it is now coming on for three years old) dot net versions of Frontier. We know it is a BIG change but I know after a couple of weeks none of you would go back. What it does with images, eBay and videos is just so far ahead and that is not to mention what the new Frontier Mobile App does (see below). We also appreciate that this is extraordinarily tough times in your industry and to this end we have kept prices unchanged for the third year in a row so there is no increase in Annual support or your Web Hosting fees! That’s enough from me, I hope you have a very nice festive period and best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year.

A warm welcome to our new staff

This year we have continued to expand DH Systems by welcoming our three new apprentices Jason Moore, Imogen Anderson and Laura Lyall who will all be working with us for the next 12 months. Jason is our new Application Developer and during his apprenticeship he will be focusing on the development of our Frontier products, he will also be working on bug fixes and supporting our customers and clients. Imogen has joined DH Systems as our Web Developer apprentice and will be maintaining and developing clients websites and will also be using clients specifications to design and program websites that work efficiently. Laura has filled the position in our new role as our Digital Marketer. She has taken over our social media accounts and these will be updated frequently. Laura will also be creating and sending our monthly newsletters and maintaining DH Systems website so make sure you keep an eye on our website which will have news stories added fortnightly to keep you up to date! Laura will also be taking over the Google Analytic accounts, preparing and providing reports and focusing on the analytics for our customers websites.

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We have been busy in the social media world this month as our pages are now being taken care of by our Digital Marketer and are being updated regularly.

  DH Systems have recently joined Facebook and our page is being updated with photos and news about our business. This will allow our customers and clients to feel more involved with DH Systems and get to know us better. Like our Facebook page atfacebook.com/dhsystemsconsultancy

 We have been tweeting daily to keep our followers up to date with what is going on at DH Systems and to notify them each time we upload a news story on our website. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news @dhsystems

 In addition to Facebook and Twitter we have also created a Google plus page for you to find information and photos of DH Systems. We have added some great pictures of our office from the inside and outside for you to take a look at and get a feel for the ambience of DH Systems!

Our own website has also been spiced up as we have been posting a lot of great news stories lately for our customers to read to get up to speed with our company’s successful development and progression. We have also written news stories on each of our new members of staff to allow you to learn more about them. You can also find some photos of DH Systems employees at our Christmas Party on our website and Facebook Page!

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Frontier Mobile is a mobile application for Frontier users in the yard. It is a combined replacement for our Frontier Imager,Frontier Yard, and Frontier Stores software designed to work with our latest desktop software. This app can find parts,find vehicles,locate items,stock check,depollution reports,DII report,add parts and add tyres.

To read more on the features of this application and the advantages of having Frontier Mobile, click here to visit the Frontier Mobile App on our website.
If you are interested in Frontier Mobile and would like more information you can call us in the new year on 0131 334 7515.

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Are you interested in your business being featured on our website and social media pages?  If you have any news or updates about your company and would like us to write about it please let us know. We can write case studies or news stories and these will be posted on our website plus our Facebook and Twitter page. Don’t miss out! Email us at marketing@dhsystems.co.uk

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DH Systems Festive Opening Hours

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DH Systems will be closing midday on Thursday 24th December and we will be reopening on Tuesday 5th January.

23rd December – Normal hours

24th December – Early close

25th December – Closed until 5th January

5th January – Normal hours

There will be limited support available during these dates. Please email support@dhsystems.co.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Jason Moore joins the DH Systems team

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DH Systems have recently welcomed our new apprentice Jason Moore. Jason has joined as our Application Developer apprentice for the next 12 months after recently leaving school to develop a career in computer software.

Jason will be focusing on the development of our Frontier products. He will also be working on bug fixes and general testing of our products. As well as this, Jason’s role will include support for our customers and clients.

Jason is enjoying being able to work with software as he has had a strong interest in this since school. He is mainly looking forward to having the ability to create professional grade software.

Jason is an avid PC gamer and tends to spend most of his free time playing many games and spending many hours trying to fix the ones he can’t. He also has a hobby of enjoying building computers!

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Say hello to our new apprentice Imogen Anderson

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Imogen has recently joined the team as our new Web Developer through a 12 month apprenticeship programme. Imogen went to Herriot-Watt University to study Computer Science before deciding to join DH Systems to kick start a career in Web Development.

Imogen enjoys listening to music and watching films. Her favourite colour is yellow and she has a dog called Maddie!

Imogen’s role will include maintaining existing client websites and developing new websites. She will also be using client’s specifications to design and program websites that work efficiently. During Imogen’s time at DH Systems she will be gaining experience in HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL, Javascript and AJAX. Imogen will also be planning, creating and coding web pages.

Imogen is enjoying being able to apply what she is learned to her work to help her gain a better understanding of Web Development. She is most looking forward to being able to put her practice to good use by getting started on working on real websites and continuing to expand her knowledge and experience to develop into a fantastic web developer in the near future.

 

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Job Vacancy for Web Developer / Android Java Developer / Responsive Web Design

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D.H. Systems Consultancy Limited is a modern, growing company which specialises in the development of software and hardware solutions for the vehicle salvage and vehicle dismantling industries.

We are a group of highly motivated and highly skilled individuals. From our offices in Edinburgh we provide complete turnkey solutions to the vehicle salvage and dismantling industries, including application software, websites and all manner of mobile solutions. Our approach is responsive to our customers’ requirements and we are continually developing our software to suit their business needs. We provide high quality service and support to our valued clients.

The company is based in a modern office building in South Gyle, Edinburgh which is easily accessible by bus, car, tram and train.

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Android / Web developer to join the Web team.

You will have knowledge of:
– PHP, MySQL, LAMP Stack
– HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, JSON
– Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver/PhotoShop)
– Microsoft Office (Outlook/Word/Excel/etc)

Knowledge of the following will be beneficial:
– Native Android for Phones and Tablets (Java)
– Responsive web design (Bootstrap)
– Cloud technology (Amazon AWS), S3, SES
– Adobe Illustrator, InDesign
– Basic Linux command line
– Servers, Virtual Servers, Basic Networking
– SVN, Source Control

A PHP/MySQL programming test will be given during the interview.

The position will involve maintaining existing websites, creating new custom websites and developing new technology for all our websites. We are currently developing Android Apps and you will be expected to maintain and develop features for these. The successful candidates will also be comfortable talking to customers both to provide high quality support and understand their needs.

Salary: depending on experience, in the range of £25,000 to £35,000 for the right candidate.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@dhsystems.co.uk  

If you would like more information please feel free to email us.

DH Systems Christmas Party

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On Saturday 5th December all of us at DH Systems attended our Christmas night out at Mal Maison.

We were served a delicious three course meal before the drinks started flowing and the party went into full swing. We all had a very enjoyable night full of laughter and this was a great way to celebrate a successful year at DH Systems and a fantastic icebreaker to welcome our newer members of staff into our growing team.

Kswarey also won his cycle race that day – It was quite a big deal especially in the weather conditions – King of the Road!

Here are a few pictures from our Christmas party…

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Meet DH Systems newest team member Laura Lyall

 

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Laura has recently joined DH Systems through an apprenticeship programme. She will be taking over the ropes in all things marketing as our new Digital Marketing apprentice for the next 12 months. Laura has previously worked as a Customer Service Representative before embarking on her new career in Digital Marketing with DH Systems. Laura loves Mexican food and her favourite colour is blue.

What this means to DH Systems and our customers

This is a fantastic opportunity for Laura to develop a career in Digital Marketing as she will be taking over our accounts and maintaining them. She will be promoting DH Systems and will be engaging with our customers to keep them up to date.

Laura will now be responsible for maintaining DH Systems social media accounts. Our Twitter and  Facebook page will be updated regularly with exciting news and events happening at DH Systems.

DH Systems website will be kept up to date by Laura and our customers can look forward to our fortnightly news stories which will be added to our website to keep our customers in the loop with our continuously expanding business.

Each month a newsletter will be created by Laura and will be sent to our customers. The newsletter will provide information on interesting new features and any recent changes in the world of DH Systems.

Having Laura on board means we are able to provide a digital marketing service for our customers. Laura will be taking over accounts and will be preparing and providing reports and analytics for customer websites. The content for our customers websites will be written and maintained by Laura and our customers social media accounts will also be kept up to date with news and information on events. News, emails and marketing campaigns for our customers will be created which will include information on any new and improved features available.

You can check out our Twitter page via @dhsystems