Mintec Systems is an IT Company specialising in software development. With over 30 years experience and 21 staff, we bring a wealth of experience to every engagement. Our customers all tend to have Information Management issues. These issues can vary from simply needing to retrieve data from a single database to the need to build a system to maintain a complex workflow.
Our experience covers many different technologies and industries. More importantly, our experience covers a diverse range of solutions to the range of problems that are presented.
It starts with a problem. These problems can be very diverse in nature. Therefore the best solution needs to be equally diverse. In todays business environment most clients have an existing system. The problem can often become:
- How to complement the existing system
- How to migrate the data to a new system
- How to fit in well with existing workflows
- How to minimise retraining for staff
Each problem needs to be discussed with an open mind as to the best approach. Because Mintec does not have an off the shelf package, we do not look to find issues that fit the package. Rather we try to find solutions that fit the issues.
In addition, because we have a diverse technology base, we do not try to get the client to accept the technology that we are familiar with. If there is a better technology available, we will explore with the client and work out a recommendation.
Sometimes this will mean that Microsoft is the best solution. Sometimes a derivation from an open-source package may suit best.
Mintec has also worked in a variety of different industries. These include:
- Call centres
- Public Authorities
- Emergency Services
Each of these industries have their own specialised issues. Though they do all have similarities. The importance of:
- Data reliability
- Requirements gathering
- Project management
- Communication with the client
is shown again and again.
Aspects of Software Development
Mintec has a high level of competency in a range of languages, databases and other technologies to help our clients choose the best solution. We will learn old or new languages where that is the best way forward. Often we have had a client with a package that no longer has support. We are able to learn the language and the package and provide suitable support from that point forward. Some of the languages/technologies that are currently available are:
- Dot Net ( VB.Net, ASP.Net, C#.Net)
- Visual Basic
- SQL Server
Importantly we are equally at home in both transaction based systems and real time systems. We are often required to interface to unusual pieces of equipment and/or services.
Our Aims, Our Results
All in all, Mintec is looking to develop strong solutions to challenging problems and to build lasting relationships with our customers. We have many clients who have stayed with us over 20+ years. This is not because we are the only people that can work in a particular area. It is because we:
- Communicate honestly with our clients
- Charge a reasonable rate for work done
- Are competent at what we do
- have the skills to tackle many issues
- provide long-term support to the client.
Please feel free to contact us. We will not charge until there is a quoted body of work to do. The first contact should be with Mike Pratt to discuss the issues and a possible way forward.