At Beardon, we put a lot of care into our relationships with clients and cooperators. Below are a handful of the great people we’ve had the opportunity to work with in the past. Please check back often for more additions. If you’re interested in some of the projects we’ve worked on in the past, please see our Project Portfolio.
Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University’s Physical Plant was in need of a custom software package, including a core app for its inventory tracking, as well as systems for job costs, time in attendance, and work order management. Beardon provided all of this, as well as maintenance, serving over 700 employees in ten campus locations. The software Beardon provided was used as their central application from 1987 through 2013.
Additionally, Beardon created the core application for OSU’s Fire Service Training, giving training agents across the state of Oklahoma remote access to an integrated database which tracks income, expenses, equipment check-in/check-out, employee time/location and other important data. Alongside the application, we also developed and implemented their office’s network infrastructure.
Fire Protection Publications
Beardon Services has designed and implemented a number of systems for Fire Protection Publications (FPP), the official publishing company for IFSTA-approved training documentation. As a major provider to FPP for over twenty years, we’ve developed, provided, and participated in a wide range of projects, from software engineering and web development to network support, hosting, e-learning, and enterprise resource planning.
More than fifteen years of our work with FPP has been as their network architect and manager. FPP has branches globally that need to cooperate on a network. Working with a multiplatform environment, Beardon provides the infrastructure that keeps a variety of machines running.
Beardon has set up and maintained a variety of hosting machines for FPP. Covering service from the physical server room and network hardware to the VMWare environment and care of the guests themselves, Beardon is largely in responsible for the upkeep and hosting for FPP.
We also worked on three separate web-based courses for FPP. Each course contains over a thousand pages of multimedia content. Additionally, Beardon offers ongoing support for FPP’s ResourceOne e-learning platform, and built its homepage from scratch.
Beardon also designed a web-based tool called MEMSB, which is used by their instructional designers to collaborate on training materials. Our IFSTA Auth app works in tandem, provides authentication across all of IFSTA’s online apps. Beardon also supplies the online platform that FPP uses to run their ResourceOne e-learning course.
We also manage the IFSTA Shop. It integrates with FPP’s in-house xTuple Enterprise Resource Planning solution. Beardon customized and continues to maintain the xTuple system, providing updates, patches, and fixes to keep the e-commerce website up and running.
Initially, Beardon Services was hired to set KICKER up with a Netware server, and bring together their office network. Following that, Beardon was asked to develop a software package handling their shipping and order fulfillment needs. As KICKER went through explosive growth, that package expanded into an inventory management and customer/order entry and reporting system. It provided connectivity to offices in Las Vegas and Pennsylvania, and remained their core for eleven years.
Doug Carson Associates
As a global leader in the technology behind writing optical disc media, DCA needed a strong IT infrastructure. They sought out Beardon Services and hired them to perform an analysis of their current structure, which had become stressed in the company’s growth. DCA then used that analysis and our advice to make further growth decisions.
Located in Powderly, TX, Ansr Audio is a small company built to manufacture and sell audio devices like microphones and transmitters. Beardon used xTuple to replace their previous ERP system, which tracks their orders and shipment status. Presently, Beardon provides support to the system on an as-requested basis.
Sylvan Learning Center
The Sylvan Learning Center’s campus and office buildings in Stillwater were in need of a network. Beardon designed, installed, and set up a LAN for both, providing internet capabilities office- and campus-wide via DSL connection. Presently, ongoing support is provided to Sylvan as needed.
Beardon Services provided consulting for a document management system for Mercury Marine’s owner’s manual system. The ambition was to form a system for transcribing the manuals from their loose-bound form into a digital format. We performed a feasibility analysis, supplied external consulting, and offered options and pricing.