SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
CRINER-DANIELS & ASSOCIATES, INC. is a Houston, Texas
based computer services company established in 1978 providing
data processing solutions for private businesses, education
and government agencies. Our multi-level support organization
of more than 300 associates and employees are strategically
located to be dispatched geographically throughout the corporate
structure to provide support as needed.
CRINER-DANIELS is currently providing computer training,
project management, consulting support services and network
support to many ISD's throughout the states of Texas, Missouri
CRINER-DANIELS has provided consulting services to the National
Science Foundation (NSF) on the use of computers in an educational
environment dating back to 1976. Our founder, Mr. Walter H.
Criner, was a member of the Design & Development team
of the very first computer based education system (CDC PLATO
The staff of CRINER-DANIELS brings together over 60 years
experience in designing and delivering customized computer
software programming & training. We have built and maintained
a global network of Programmer/Network Engineer & Consultant
resources which allows us to cover a comprehensive range of
software design, development, Local Area & Wide Area Networks,
consulting services and training. It is this experience which
enables us to secure the best personnel for each particular
program, offer a variety of solution options and follow through
with delivery and scheduling that will meet all your expectations.
The following are examples of a few of CRINER-DANIELS' projects:
Designed a maintenance program for a major engineering firm
resulting in greater flexibility and cost savings for over
700 personal computers used in the nation's space program.
Evaluation of existing computer environmental/departments
and recommendation for optimization and enhancement for a
Southwestern College and school districts in Texas and Missouri.
Survey of management and use requirements from all departments
within a large pipeline company to assist Purchasing/Procurement
in automating their processes for securing and evaluating
Retainer services in all aspects of data processing for small
companies without sufficient data processing staff.
CRINER-DANIELS & ASSOCIATES, INC., has provided Project
Management support to a State of Texas agency in their technical
support of 56 school districts, 52,000 teachers, 3,000 school
administrators and 760,000 students. Thirteen (13) school
districts have moved to the client server environment during
an 18 month period. We are assisting another school district
to move to the client server environments as well. Our experiences
have run the gambit from installation of hardware and software
at the campus level, to evaluation of a total District computer
Capacity Planning and Performance
Our services includes the definition of the assumptions underlying
the upgrade, replacement, performance, and life of the existing
computer processor, planning and information gathering, capacity
model construction, capacity model calibration, capacity forecasting,
and the reporting of results and recommendations for local,
state and federal governments, as well as the education, aerospace,
and oil and gas industries.
Local Area Network & Wide Area
We have provided design through installation support
for LAN & WAN networks and the integration of them into
an overall information system architecture. This support has
been provided to school districts and private industries.
Analysis, design and development of a Mainframe-to-PC program
to calculate the average cost of a commodity, evaluate current
and future effects to this cost based on forecasted costs
and volumes, and provide a model for forecasted costs and
volumes, and a model for optimizing these costs based on test
cases varying costs and volumes. The project, which was completed
in 1985 for a $12 Billion Houston-based oil and gas company,
has been used continuously with dramatic increases in speed
and accuracy over their previous system.
Analysis, design, and development of an automated process
for purchase requisitions leading to the generation of a purchase
order and the capture of archival information on commodities,
pricing, vendors, receiving, and buyer information.
Design, development, and maintenance of computer programs
and systems for some Texas State agencies and major corporations
resulting in great flexibility and cost savings in both the
mainframe and personal computer arena.
Training manual for a chemical manufacturer designed in a
modular format for use in three separate courses. Manual developed
in customer's specified word processing format and delivered
with diskettes allowing easy future updates by customer.
User manuals and operations guides are an integral part of
all CRINER-DANIELS' software development and are uniquely
designed for each project.
Design and delivery of a complete curriculum for IMB's MVS/SP
and MVS/XA Operating Systems for a Houston-based oil company.
The seven-week curriculum has been delivered six times in
the past two years with extremely high student evaluations.
Design and delivery of a career retaining program for a major
aerospace manufacturer. A total of 265 courses were taught
across the country for over twenty-eight months. The program
was rated "outstanding" with a "high rate of
return on the training investment".
Design of a "substitute teacher" program to deliver
219 days of data processing training utilizing customer-developed
courseware and facilities.
Designed, developed, and delivered a course to teach laboratory
technicians how to process sample data into computerized reports
available to management. Documentation included a complete
user manual for the customer-developed software program, as
well as the course handout and instructor materials.
Designed a training program for Human Resource professions
on planning and conducting effective meetings resulting in
savings in both time management and labor costs, as well as
increased efficiency in the proposal preparation process.
Web Site Development
CRINER-DANIELS & ASSOCIATES, INC., has a full internet
web design service, which includes the initial design of a
home page and additional pages and consultation support on
selection of internet providers and ISPs. We have advertising
design capabilities which helps to enhance your web site as