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    The World is truly a Global Village!

    Thanks to technology such as TeamViewer and my Google-friendly website, I have just landed one of my single biggest Pastel software orders and ongoing support client, based in the UAE!

    The client is a company based in the UAE and run by South Africans who have chosen to move from their inherited accounting system (Microsoft Dynamics) to a home-grown South African system, and supported by a South African.

    They have ordered Pastel Partner, with various add-on modules, including multi-user licences, Pastel Payroll, ACT (a CRM system), Evolution's Fixed Assets system, together with Pastel Cover and one of my Support Bundles.

    I have been tasked to migrate all their data from their existing system to the new system, design customised reports, train their staff and provide ongoing support - all without leaving the comfort of my home (or wherever I find my laptop)!

    The money has been deposited into my bank account, so all is good so far!
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    Congrats!
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    Congratulations, that is excellent and also inspirational !!!
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    I'm happy for you Neville, I remember a fair while ago you were working toward operating entirely remotely from the customers, sounds like this would be a big step toward achieving your goal.
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    Neville,
    A good consultant "needs" to meet the client face to face! Especially if they pay the travelling.
    Congrats and let us know what the Middle East is like.
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    Congrats Neville - hope it works for you :-)

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    Fantastic news Neville, well done!
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    Congratulations, Neville.

    I've just started using Teamviewer myself to remote into my office PC and I have to say it really does change the game.
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    Well done Neville! Good luck.
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    I take it you have checked some of Curruthers seminars on line with the question and answer scenario, now is your opportunity to do the teaching thing the same way
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