Nursing Software

Glotech’s Middleware

Visions of 2000

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These articles by Barbara Fox were published

in U.S. 1 Newspaper on March 4, 1998. All rights reserved.

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Nursing Software

Doug Wallace, 32, is seizing opportunities to forge

both political and entrepreneurial careers. First, because of a

federal

requirement by the Health Care Finance Administration and New Jersey’s

laxness in implementing it, he is starting Seashore Systems, a

newcomer

to the Trenton Business and Technology Center. Second, he is running

for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 143rd district

(along Route 202 in and around Doylestown). "I’ve got a full plate

and I’m real excited for it," says Wallace.

The company sells a program that tracks minimum data set reports for

nursing homes required by the Health Care Finance Administration.

The program compiles the information and sends it electronically to

the state health care department, which then forwards the information

back to the HCFA. "Every state utilizes this eight-page

report,"

says Wallace.

By now, 48 states in the country have mandated that the minimum data

set reports be posted online, with corresponding software programs.

The only two states left to mandate this are New Jersey and

Pennsylvania.

New Jersey’s deadline is in June of this year.

Currently, Seashore is licensing the software from an Illinois-based

firm whose identity Wallace "is not at liberty to disclose."

Wallace, who lives in Doylestown, graduated with a political science

major from the University of Richmond in 1988. He worked on campaigns

for various Republican lawmakers, including Rodney Frelinghuysen,

the Congressman from New Jersey’s 12th district and Paul Trible, the

senator from Virginia who ran for governor in 1989.

From 1990 to 1996 Wallace worked for Eastman Kodak, based at 103

Carnegie

Center. After Kodak merged with Danka, he was transferred to Dallas,

Texas, and a firm that had a software division, QuickCare, that sold

an "equivalent" to the one he sells now. He left, he says,

because "it was a good opportunity to start a company in New

Jersey."

Seashore Systems, 36 South Broad Street G-34,

Trenton

Business and Technology Center, Trenton 08608-2102. Doug Wallace,

president. 609-656-1077; fax, 609-396-8603. E-mail:

seashoresy@aol.com.

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Glotech’s Middleware

If you’re spending more than 40 percent of your IT

budget

to maintain interfaces without a unified architecture, you’re probably

a target for Glotech Solutions, the "middleware" software

development firm that recently took 650 square feet in Research Park.

"We try to integrate legacy, purchased, and custom applications

in a highly complex environment," says Jhedish Talreja, president.

Middleware, he explains, is considered a relatively new industry.

In the United States, Taneja estimates, there are maybe 10 or 12 major

companies that use middleware, "but many, many other companies

are talking about it," he adds. The software ranges in price from

$75,000 to $400,000.

Talreja has an MBA in MIS from St. Peter’s College (Class of 1992)

and has worked for AMIC Research, in Jersey City, and QAD, an

enterprise

requirements planning software developer based in Santa Barbara. He

started Glotech in October, 1995, in Edison, and has 22 employees

total, with a larger office in Bombay. Six employees work in

Princeton.

Glotech has partnerships with QAD, SAP, & Oracle.

Glotech Solutions, 256 Wall Street, Princeton

08540.

Jhedish Talreja, president. 609-683-3933; fax, 609-683-3722. Home

page: http://www.glotech.com.

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Visions of 2000

Because the Year 2000 problem is specific to the year

(and optionally the century) components of the date field, it is

important

to identify the format of each field (yymmdd, ddmmyy, ccyymmdd) and

so on.

Visionet’s software DataSearch/400 can detect date fields

independent

of name, location, and format and accurately discovers virtually all

date fields in the database. The program makes its own database of

fields and marks each as: not a date, Year 2000-compliant date format,

non-compliant date format, and suspected date field. The firm’s

clients

have been using this tool for two years as part of Millennium/400,

and it is scheduled to be available for sale as a stand-alone tool

by April 1.

Visionet Systems has Year 2000 contracts at 40 global organizations.

The five person United States headquarters office has expanded and

added 23 employees at Exit 8A for a total of 200 employees in six

offices around the world. Arshad Masood, the CEO, had worked for IBM

for 10 years.

Future products include encrypted identity card security systems,

a multi-currency conversion toolset, and a multi-lingual instantaneous

translation system for alphabets and print drivers.

Visionet Systems, 4365 Route 1 South, Princeton

08540. Also at 4 Cedar Brook Drive, Cranbury 08512. Arshad Masood,

CEO. 609-452-0700; fax, 609-452-7148. Home page:

http://www.visionets.com.


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