It would seem that there are two breeds of business applications developers currently at work in Australia. On one hand we find those that evolved from an IT background, the whizz-kids of coding that were programming in Q-basic before they could walk.
On the other are those entrepreneurial types armed with an intimate knowledge of tax law, and best business practices, who spend their lives setting up successful companies and selling them.
David Blumentals is of the latter. With a background in insurance and with one successful IT company already sold to the Commonwealth Bank in 1995, he quickly embarked on a second business project and in 1997 Next Systems was formed.
Next has now integrated its business applications into the one package called Next Results and is looking for resellers to take the offering to market.
Blumentals describes Next as a network-ready business offering that allows disparate Microsoft office applications to interact to streamline office practices. He said, with the offering having undergone extensive testing, it is now ready for market and he is on the lookout for resellers.
"At this stage we are segmenting our potential customers geographically, so we are interested in finding resellers throughout Australia with the skills and market knowledge to sell the product," Blumentals said.
While the company is based in Sydney, Next has representatives in each state capital and plans to provide reseller training throughout the country.