Tandem Computers - North Sydney, NSW, Australia 
The Australian ViewStar workflow
software distributor, was awarded the task of designing
and implementing a workflow automation system for the Funds Management and Client Services
departments at BZW Bank (Sydney). Following a brief on-the-job training with Ginger Chadwick,
consultant of ViewStar Corporation (Alameda, CA), I rolled into production this newly developed
workflow that was tailor-made to the Investment Management department requirements.
This client-server system originally operated on Windows 3.1 client desktops over
a twenty five (25) users Novell Network
. All investors applications, redemptions
and switch forms received from clients, as well as other type of communication
documents were daily scanned in, on a Fujitsu scanner. Images were fed into the
system through a
engine, as TIFF G4 compressed files.
The workflow interfaced with a "mainframe" like transaction processing system. All documents were archived
on to magneto-optical media, in an
Through the workflow process, users could open,
inspect, process folders and forward, refer or put on hold. Documents appeared on
the users' 21 inch monitors, at an approximate 1:1 scale at a resolution of 1600x1200.
Notes and markups could be added-on, as needed and auto-reply preformatted letters
were generated by the system.
Here is a
Doculabs "Enterprise Imaging" Benchmark evaluation
comparing ViewStar to KeyFile, Optika, Floware, Wang OPENImage/OPENWorkflow and FileNet.
BZW Bank - Sydney, NSW, Australia [1996 - 1997]
The Investment Management workflow was further enhanced to produce daily reports that
enabled funds managers to evaluate the cash flow for their various funds, in "near real time".
I proposed a system roll-out into other departments within the bank and so, I designed
and implemented a Document Management system within the bank's Equities department.
1995 - 1997