Date: Fri Mar 14 00:50:21 1997 Subject: TURMEL: Dr. Peter North, LETS PhD & LETS LOIS software
Considering the discussions of technical difficulties some people have with LETS, I offer two new information sources. I was very pleased to read the following article on the econ-lets listserv:
PN: Date: Thu Feb 27 12:03:58 1997 From: P.North@Sheffield.ac.uk ("P.J.North") Subject: PhD on LETS To: email@example.com People might be interested to learn that the first PhD on LETS has been passed today! Thanks to everyone in LETSLink UK, LETSGo, and LETS in Manchester that helped me get there. Thanks and respect. Yours (now) Dr. Pete North ---
JCT: Not only are there more LETS PhDs being worked on at the moment but some software programmers have seen the potential market for an easy-to-use Windows version. I always knew software developers would someday see the market for an easy-to-use, lots of bells-and- whistles, software package around the core LETS accounting equation. This is an ad Pauline picked up in the UK at a LOIS "LETS Office Integration System" software demonstration. I've heard that his package is selling and he's certainly might be able to answer any difficulties which recent technical discussions on LETS seem to infer.
LOIS (LETS Office Integration System) LOIS is a powerful new Windows-based PC software package which has been designed for quick and easy LETS scheme administration. Further development of the system will take place taking particular account of the feedback received from users of the software. LOIS is available to help with all your LETS scheme administration functions including: - Members - Services - Member Services - Transactions - Accounts - Reports
Look and Feel: LOIS is an intuitive menu-driven application. From the main menu, you can easily access all functions. Even first time computer users will find LOIS extremely easy to use and it comes complete with on- line help facilities. Members: Information can be stored on all the members on the scheme including name, address, phone numbers, current balance, joining and renewal details, etc. Services: The Services section contains information about all the services that are offered or wanted by members of the scheme. A hierarchical system has been implemented whereby all offers and wants are divided into groups, categories and services to allow easy entry and analysis of information. The system has been designed to accommodate over 700 services. Member Services: The member services section provides an easy point of entry to edit the wants and offers of each member. Search facilities are provided to find the most appropriate group, category and service for each offer. Transactions: All transactions that are carried out by the members can be entered and stored within the system. The transactions screen has been designed to make it as easy as possible to look up information about members and services. Accounts: It is possible to view the trading details for each member of the scheme. This screen has been based on the bank statement format that most people will be familiar with. Reports: A range of reports has been included to allow information stored within the system to be output to the screen, a printer of exported to a file. This includes the production of a directory containing all the services offered by each member. Training and Consultancy In addition to supplying the software, training and consultancy can be provided at a reasonable cost to assist in all aspects of LETS software and computer systems. ***** Special Offer ***** The cost of the software will be #125 but until the end of March, 1997, it is available at the special introductory price of #100.
For more information, contact: Jerry Vahrman, LOIS Software 10 Filton Ave., Horfield, Bristol, BS7 0AG, Tel: (0117) 951-3971, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
So there are two people who might be of help to any who are having difficulty with LETS. -------------------------------
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