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How long have we been in business ?

GPP Software was formed in the UK in 1983 when we released our first products called 'MicroAid' and 'LayoutControl'.

How can I check on your company ?

The Australian Government Department of Fair Trading maintains a register of all businesses in Australia. Any customer can call them to find out or make a complaint about any business. Your can search for our Australian Registered Business Name (ARBN) which is: NSW BN97944406.
We are registered with the Australian Taxation Office. Our Australian Business Number (ABN): 15 659 826 686
We are also a proud member of the Association of Shareware Professionals (ASP). All members of the ASP must comply with a code of conduct and a set of standards to ensure a high standard of professionalism and business ethics. The ASP also provides arbitration in the case of disagreement in the purchase of shareware products from members.

What is your company and product history ?

1983Release of 'MicroAid' developer tools and 'LayoutControl' model railway control software. LayoutControl incorporated full turnout, signalling and interlocking support as per prototypical UK interlocks of the time and also enabled multiple workstations via simple networking protocols
1989LayoutControl migrated to Microsoft Windows
1992Release of 'HelpBuilder', a tool for authoring Windows Help files
1993Release of 'Setup Builder' software installer and 'Library Manager' source code version control system
1995Formation of GPP Software development and consulting services in Australia
1995Release of 'SpellChecker', an addon for HelpBuilder and a separate library for developers to build into their own applications
1997LLLIB Licensing Library released. This is a toolkit which allows developers to build licensing control into their software.
'LayoutControl' upgraded and renamed as 'SSI Model Railway Control System'
1998Release of the BR Steam photo CD collection
1999Release of our 'Contact Management System' software which can be used by anyone involved in a sales team and managing a client database
2000'Check 2000' released. This product provided developers with a utility for analysing program source code for potential year 2000 date compliance problems. In April 1998 this product was renamed to 'SourceCheck 2000' and included the 'SourceScan' program for analysing Visual Basic applications.
2002'Contact Management System' re-written in C++ and utilising ODBC so that it can run with Access and SQL Server databases. In the process of the re-write, we made CMS a completely tailorable product such that the developer can reconfigure all tables, indexes, menus, screens, lists, reports etc by using the CMS Utilties add-on.
CMS has now become a comprehensive database application development environment aimed at the SME end of the market and can be used to develop any inventory, customer/contact/relationship, call centre or personal database application required.
Released a further add-on to our 'CMS' suite of applications: CMS Scheduler. This is an automated task scheduler, ideal for operations departments who want to schedule jobs such as file transfers, copies etc
2004Released our 'SiteNet' website hosting system which enables customers to build websites within our hosting environment. This enables their sites to contain advanced functionality such as shopping carts and search engines as standard.
2006Released Version 2 of our 'Presentation Manager' software, a product to replace Microsoft PowerPoint in presentation and performance spaces such as conferences, businesses and church services.

GPP Software has built a reputation for solid reliable products based on the continual enhancement of our products to meet our client needs.
Our approach is to develop software which is simple (our development staff have been fully trained in modern software design and development technologies and methodologies), easy to use (our development staff have all been fully trained in user interface design) and works without any need for complicated installation and configuration (keep it simple). This provides the most cost effective solutions and significantly reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) for our clients while maximising our customer's return on investment (ROI).

Our Clients

GPP Software has sold its products to many well known major corporates worldwide including:
  • American Airlines
  • Arthur Andersen - OGS
  • Arun District Council
  • Atlantic Container Line
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Bell Helicopter Textron
  • BP Oil Deutschland GmbH
  • British Steel PLC
  • Burmah Castrol
  • Canada Life
  • City of Renton
  • Compaq Asia Pte Ltd
  • Compaq Computers Ltd
  • DataCard Canada Inc.
  • DataSmith Systems
  • Queensland Department of Main Roads
  • Dept of Energy
  • Dun & Bradstreet S.A.
  • Fairfax County Office of Finance, USA
  • Fujitsu Australia
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • IBM
  • Idaho State Library
  • Intel Corporation
  • Kent County Council, UK
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Kuwait Investment Office
  • Lanier Worldwide Inc
  • Las Vegas Convention/Visitors Authority
  • Logica Uk Limited
  • London Borough of Bromley
  • MBF
  • Panasonic MCI/CSD
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Puffin Software Inc
  • Queensland Transport
  • Regional Railways (UK)
  • Reuter Nederland BV
  • Reuters
  • Sinclair Knight Merz
  • Snyder Oil Corp.
  • Sony BPE
  • Sprint/United Telephone
  • St Mary Regional H.S.
  • Stadt Mönchengladbach, Germany
  • Surrey Metro Savings
  • TAFE NSW, Australia
  • Telmaco Ltd
  • Texas State Auditor's Office
  • The University of Nottingham, UK
  • Transport Canada
  • Trinity College, Dublin
  • UK Nirex Limited
  • United Parcel Service Inc
  • VODAC Ltd.
  • Our Development

    Our development is performed using Microsoft Developer Studio .NET, Visual Basic version 5.0 and 6.0. We develop for all 32-bit Microsoft Windows platforms except CE. Web development is done using ASP and C# .NET

    Our Quality Procedures

    All GPP Software products are developed according to our quality procedures. Our developments all pass through a project life-cycle where requirements, specifications and designs are documented. All programming is performed using common libraries and standards which ensure that simple, yet reliable code is written. We use GUI design procedures designed by IBM, standard algorithms, standard coding methods and we use code naming conventions. All software is fully tested on a number of different machines and is virus-checked using the Symantec Anti-Virus product before release. Our programmers are professionally qualified with degrees in computer science and software development and are fully trained in formal management, design and development methods.

    For any further information on any of our products or our software development and consultancy services, please contact GPP Software.

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