About DuPre Information Services — Our People
Learn more about George DuPre and his impressive career spanning multiple decades and industries.
George DuPre is an experienced senior executive with over 50 years of experience in business analysis, system design, programming, implementation, and project management of information technology solutions. He is known for his strong project management skills and his technical awareness of various hardware/software platforms from mainframe, mid-range, and client/server multi-tier environments. Mr. DuPre has worked with a wide range of industries, including:
- Health Care Commercial
- Property Management
- Residential Property Management
DuPre Information Services, April 1993 — Present
Yardi 3rd Party Consultant with extensive Information Technology experience in SQL Server database schemas, table design, stored procedures, functions, application knowledge, user procedures/workflow, customized application programming, and technical support for Yardi application products from MS-DOS, Professional and Advantage, Genesis, Enterprise, and Voyager versions.
Major Property Management Company with 9,000 Employees Nationwide
Designed, programmed, and implemented an IBM mainframe online CICS user security personalized menu control application, allowing new users to be added and modifications to existing users to be completed in minutes without having to update CICS tables and "bounce" CICS.
Provided 24/7 technical and business support for 281 residential properties and 167 commercial properties in the USA, involving four-tier bi-directional control and synchronization updates from each property client PC application, Novell Server Database application, AS400 application, and mainframe 4381 corporate system for two years.
Managed IT staff functions for the residential division of over 360 co-op, condo, and rental properties housing over 86,000 tenants in New York and New Jersey.
Responsible for the planning, conversion, and implementation of Y2K projects involving the conversion of clients from IBM RS6000 AIX cell-based platforms to a multi-tier client server "GUI" platforms using the Yardi Property Management application.
Blue Cross Blue Shield/North Carolina
Responded to RFP via American Computer Professionals for a $1M-claim clearinghouse project to support the 650 hospitals in North Carolina. The project plan showed the manpower requirements to be 15 people for eight months, but with Mr. DuPre as project manager, the project was completed with seven people in only nine months. The applications on an IBM mainframe used IMS DB/DC, DB2, Cobol, Sterling Software, GENTRAN EDI software products and handled any data format sent/transmitted by hospitals.
Responded to RFP via American Computer Professionals for a $1M-claim clearinghouse project to support the 16,000 doctors/clinics in North Carolina. With Mr. DuPre as project manager, the project was completed in eight months with eight people utilizing the knowledge and base programs from the hospital clearinghouse project.
Major Equipment Manufacturer, July 1987 — April 1993
The implementation of MAPICS ERP application software package at a hard-goods manufacturer in South Carolina resulted in an inventory reduction of 84% and an improvement in inventory accuracy from 25% to 99.8%. Additionally, a vendor partnering program to reduce cash requirements for purchased items was implemented based on input from vendors stating their inventory quantity available to company within a 48-hour timeframe. All this resulted in increased inventory turns and improved cash flow.
Major Transportation Holding Company, November 1985 — July 1987
Responsible for all purchasing and technical support for a transportation conglomerate consisting of seventeen trucking companies using an IBM mid-range solution. The IBM salesperson won salesperson of the year for volume sales even though our company was perceived as only needing IBM typewriters. Every project was done in "fast track" mode.
Conversion of Rand McNally's mainframe routing and practical mileage applications using CICS and VSAM file structure to run on IBM mid-range system in two months. The performance on the IBM mid-range system was more than twice as fast as IBM mainframe 4381 CICS applications.
Major Textile Manufacturer, November 1980 — November 1985
Responsible for four consumer divisions' information technology business requirements for a major textile manufacturing company. Managed the start-up of the first information center (end-user computing) in South Carolina and the server consolidation from fifteen servers to six. Averaged over $1-million in direct savings or productivity gains in implementing application systems per year.
The biggest "inherited" accomplishment was the CEO-directed assignment to correct problems with the implementation of new IBM 8100 distributed inventory management systems in one of the consumer divisions. This resulted in the company losing its triple-A bond rating, an uncertified financial report for the year, and the loss of Wal-Mart, JC Penney, K-Mart, and Sears as customers as shipments were stopped for over one week. A corrective plan was outlined, and shipping recommenced after four days. The next step was to correct hardware and application system problems with the CEO mandate that a new physical inventory had to be completed within the first 30 days. Within seven months, inventory accuracy improved to 99.9% by establishing daily balancing controls for quantity and cost, including cost swings in allocating finished goods in FIFO but shipping in LIFO.
Major Textile Manufacturer in Virginia, November 1977 — November 1979
Designed, programmed, and implemented an IBM Database Management system (IMS/DB) replacement within a six-week timeframe for a client in Virginia. Only one line of code change to the application programs resulted in a savings of approximately $120,000 per year. American Software used a modified version of this IMS/DB emulator as their application database engine for over seven years before replacing it with a relational database.
Major Carpet Manufacturer in South Carolina, August 1974 — November 1977
An order/inventory allocation program was designed, programmed, and implemented for a carpet company, resulting in $400,000 per year in savings.
Inventory transactional controls were balanced overnight to the tenth of an inch. Physical inventory taking was eliminated, and inventory accuracy increased to 99.7%. On an annual basis, the external auditing company sampled 500 rolls from a 20,000-roll inventory.
Major Carpet Manufacturer in South Carolina, August 1968 — August 1974
Inventory transactional controls were balanced overnight to the tenth of an inch. An operational customer service application system utilized inventory management processing rules and generated the necessary transactions for financial accounting to maintain and control beginning and ending balances, transactional quantity, and cost for the financial inventory accounting application. This application provided the sub-ledger detail to support the net change in inventory for the month by reprocessing all of the month's transactions and comparing calculated ending balances to actual ending balances from the operating system.
IBM Mainframes, IBM 3790, IBM 8100, IBM System/38, IBM AS400, IBM iSeries, IBM RS6000 Aix, Windows Servers and PC Desktops
COBOL, Assembler, RPG, VB
IMS/DB, IDMS, TOTAL, DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, VSAM, IBM iSeries Databases, MS-Access
CICS, IMS DB/DC
Windows Operating Systems, MS Office Suite, MS Project