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McCall Farms video highlights JSWco solutions
9/23/2016 1:25 PM

A new video highlights the testimony of key McCall Farms leaders to the value of JSWco solutions.  Watch the video here. 

Starting several years ago, McCall Farms partnered with JSWco to design and develop a suite of applications to manage their unique seasonal business requirements allowing them to improve inventory management, to more accurately forecast production requirements, and to perform production planning more efficiently. A new customer satisfaction system is facilitating more-responsive service and JSWco's business intelligence solution is providing management with timely information for decision-making.

Individual executives at McCall give their perspectives in separate videos.  Watch these to get a focused understanding of how JSWco systems have helped make their operations more integrated and efficient.

These videos and other JSWco food industry content can be found at our site:  FoodSoftwareByJSWco.com

To learn more or start a discussion on how a JSWco solution can work for you, please contact Craig Jonkers at C Jonkers or 919-845-2588.

JSWco Presents at the Southern Food Processors Annual Meeting
10/30/2015 4:16 PM

​JSWco was invited to address a plenary session of the Southern Food Processors Association 2015 annual convention. Craig Jonkers, VP of Client Relationships for JSWco spoke on the topic "Leveraging Technology to Manage your Business." 

Building on JSWco's experience with food manufacturers and distributors, Craig discussed the current IT landscape within the industry, suggested several key challenges that often need to be addressed, and emphasized the need to integrate systems and IT strategy with overall corporate goals.  It was noted that often industry members need to evaluate the potential to leverage technology in both process enhancement through application development, and data empowerment by implementing business intelligence solution.

The talk was well received as indicated by the Q&A discussion that followed the presentation.  If you are interested in the learning more, then please contact Craig Jonkers at cjonkers@jswcoinc.com or 919-845-2588.

JSWco acquires the assets of Sparq Technologies, LLC
6/23/2015 10:54 AM

J.S.Walker & Company, Inc. (JSWco), an IT consulting and solutions firm, acquired the assets of Sparq Technologies, LLC.  JSWco will continue to develop, expand, and market the Sparkflow line of products.  Sparkflow provides data management and analysis tools for community banks and small businesses who need powerful but cost-effective solutions.  JSWco's custom application and business intelligence consulting practice provides a solid foundation to continue the innovative work to expand and support the Sparkflow products.

 

Data Analytics for Banking

Sparkflow's data analysis tools for community banks provide "big data" benefits using an automated approach that is easy to install and use while staying within a reasonable budget.  Data Analytics for Banking consolidates information from your core platform, mortgage program, lending application, and other systems into a data warehouse where key metrics can be tracked, customer performance analyzed, opportunities identified, and management reports easily produced.  Sparkflow works seamlessly with most core systems, including Jack Henry, Fiserv, and FIS.  For more information see our product-specific site:   http://www.SparkflowAnalytics.com 

 

 

Small Business Manager

The Sparkflow Small Business Manager was created to give small businesses similar capabilities to those typically found in much larger companies, but as an easy-to-use, affordable software service.  Sparkflow Small Business Manager puts all your business information in one place where you can manage it easily and effectively.  Sparkflow organizes and tracks your sales opportunities, prospects, contacts and appointments so you can focus on building your business.  When you look up a customer in Sparkflow, you’ll see their purchases, payments, email threads, documents, appointments, and service requests on a single screen.  Sparkflow integrates with QuickBooks to monitor the financial health of your business right from your Sparkflow management dashboard.  The Sparkflow Small Business Manager manages your business securely from your web browser anywhere, anytime.  No extra hardware or software is needed.  For more information see our product-specific site:   http://www.SmallBusinessManager.com

 

For more information about JSWco’s Sparkflow products, contact us at 866-797-3500 or visit http://jsw.co/Pages/Our-Products.aspx

JSWco employee achieves elite Microsoft SQL Server certification
6/18/2013 11:11 PM

J.S.Walker & Company, Inc. (JSWco), an IT consulting and solutions firm, is proud to announce Jonathan MacCollum, Senior Technology Consultant and Lead Architect, has earned the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) certification for SQL Server 2008.

 

Microsoft masters-level certifications validate the deepest level of product knowledge and expertise, as well as the ability to design, build, deploy, migrate and maintain the most innovative, robust, scalable and high-quality solutions for complex SQL Server enterprise-class environments using Microsoft technologies.

 

“Graduates of this program will be recognized by Microsoft as the top Microsoft server experts in the world.”

 

Norm Judah

Chief Technology Officer, Services

Microsoft Corporation

 

MCM Certification is a rigorous process that combines an advanced training program at Microsoft’s corporate headquarters in Redmond, Washington with a supervised qualification lab and written test. In order to get accepted into the elite training program, applicants must first pass the following steps (in listed order): obtain prerequisite Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certifications, have an application (including a written work example) approved, and pass a grueling interview process.  Candidates’ practical product knowledge, technical acumen, knowledge of best practices, personal and professional stamina, and communication skills will be constantly challenged.  There are approximately 150 SQL Server MCMs in the world today. About 40 percent of SQL Server MCMs are from the United States, with over half of those being Microsoft employees.

 

“Jonathan's success in achieving this certification is a testament to his world-leading knowledge and commitment to SQL Server technology. Our clients will certainly benefit from the unparalleled expertise that comes with having a SQL Server MCM on staff. Jonathan's accomplishment speaks to the caliber of our team and we are proud of his effort in earning this impressive Microsoft designation,” said Richard Bell, Vice President of Operations, JSWco.

 

Jonathan holds a number of industry certifications, including: Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (Web Developer .NET 2.0), Microsoft Certified IT Professional (SQL 2008 Database Administration and Development), and Microsoft Certified Training Specialist (SharePoint 2010, Configuring; Windows Server 2008 R2, Desktop and Server Virtualization).  As a member of the JSWco team since 2008, Jonathan remains passionate about helping clients solve their most complex challenges.

 

If you are interested in joining our talented team or to learn more about careers with JSWco, please contact us at careers@jswcoinc.com.

JSWco partners with Habitat for Humanity
4/11/2013 11:12 PM

J.S.Walker & Company, Inc. (JSWco), an IT consulting and solutions firm, donated their time to Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte as part of the company's Serving Our Community Day. During the event, employees took the home site from a concrete slab to a completed wood frame.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity including ways you can volunteer, visit www.habitat.org.
If you are interested in learning more about our company, please contact us at info@jswcoinc.com.

JSWco sponsors a Triad-based charity
3/30/2013 11:12 PM

J.S.Walker & Company, Inc. (JSWco), an IT consulting and solutions firm, sponsored the Lillie's Friends 5K & Family Festival this year.  ​Lillie’s Friends passionately provides families with real hope by raising neuroblastoma awareness, funding innovative research toward a cure, and supporting families experiencing the ‘crisis of belief’ that accompanies their child’s neuroblastoma diagnosis.  JSWco is committed to giving back to the communities in which it does business and is thrilled to be a part of the $24,000 raised this year!  This charity in particular hits close to home as one of our own had a child with cancer.  More information on the charity can be found here: http://lilliesfriends.org/ and more information about the event can be found here:http://lilliesfriends.org/festival

If you are interested in learning more about our company, please contact us at info@jswcoinc.com.

JSWco releases new Corporate Website using SharePoint 2013
2/22/2013 11:13 PM

J.S.Walker & Company, Inc. (JSWco), an IT consulting and solutions firm, has released a completely redesigned corporate web site accessible atwww.jswcoinc.com and at our new URL  www.JSW.co  

The site is built using Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and demonstrates the capabilities of SharePoint as an external web and CMS platform.  As a Microsoft Certified Partner, JSWco provides SharePoint services for clients, including intranet sites, Business Intelligence portals, and document management solutions. 

If you are interested in learning more about SharePoint or about JSWco's Business Intelligence solutions, please contact us at sales@jswcoinc.com.

JSWco establishes business partnership with B&R Business Solutions
9/3/2012 11:13 PM

J.S.Walker & Company, Inc. (JSWco), an IT consulting and solutions firm, has established a business partnership with B&R Business Solutions (www.bandrsolutions.com).  B&R has a specific expertise in designing and implementing SharePoint-based solutions.  JSWco is partnering with B&R to provide our clients with a unique level of skill and experience.  In addition, JSWco has worked with B&R to assess existing and proposed SharePoint installations and to recommend strategies for maximizing the benefits of SharePoint technologies.

If you are interested in learning more about SharePoint or about the services resulting from JSWco's partnership with B&R, please contact us atsales@jswcoinc.com.

JSWco steps up its Project Management services
8/1/2012 11:14 PM

J.S.Walker & Company, Inc. (JSWco), an IT consulting and solutions firm, announces two team members who have earned their Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.  Our PMPs provide state-of-the-art support for our internal client projects, encourage collaboration within our teams, and facilitate communication with our customers.  Good management is an essential element to overall project success, which is the reason we are committed to the disciplines learned through the PMP process.

If you are interested in learning more about our project management practices and services, please contact us at sales@jswcoinc.com.

JSWco enjoys a day of professional Team Building
6/20/2012 11:14 PM

J.S.Walker & Company, Inc. (JSWco), an IT consulting and solutions firm, enjoyed its annual off site day of team building. Facilitated this year by Team Building Inc. (www.teambuildinginc.com) JSWco spent the morning geocaching in Winston-Salem, discovering the heritage of this great historical city in North Carolina, site of one of JSWco's three regional offices. After the morning GeoQuest everyone reconnected for lunch and an afternoon of Team Challenges exploring a variety of games and exercises aimed at teaching collaboration and teamwork. Lessons learned included the value of asking questions, the criticality of leadership, the place for appropriate risk-taking, healthy ways to address potential conflict, and the simple joy of working together to solve problems... which we are all passionate about.

If you are interested in learning more about careers with JSWco, please contact us at careers@jswcoinc.com.

JSWco implements VersionOne as its Project Management Tool
1/1/2012 11:15 PM

J.S.Walker & Company, Inc. (JSWco), an IT consulting and solutions firm, has implemented VersionOne (www.versionone.com) as its tool for agile project management.  JSWco is committed to delivering our clients high-value solutions, created with the most appropriate development tools and managed using the best process control systems.  For project, task, and issue management, VersionOne's leading edge product demonstrates the commitment by JSWco to equipping our consultants with the tools that help ensure success for our clients.

If you are interested in learning more about how we leverage VersionOne and our project management practices, please contact us at sales@jswcoinc.com.