1990 to Harkins & Associates, Inc. – Founder and CTO
present Invented and programmed the Real-Time Program Audit (RTPA) software utility, an IBM i (AS/400) RPG400 (RPGIII) and RPG ILE (RPGIV and RPG Free) programming productivity tool. Also developed RTPA for CLP, RTPA for COBOL, and RTPA Query. RTPA for RPG supports RPGII, RPGIII, RPGIV, RPG Free format, RPG ILE, and Embedded SQL RPG.
Communication and collaboration enhancement:
Executive strategic direction consulting
Web site development with WordPress www.futureofcorporatecomputing.com
GoToMeeting conferencing enablement with YouTube recording
Camtasia Studio video presentations with YouTube recording
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) documentation and videos
Real-Time Program Audit (RTPA) presentations and implementation
Migration to Cloud Computing
2001 to Harkins Audit Software Inc. – President and Chief Technology Officer
IBM i (AS/400) Consultant to National Label Company including ten weeks onsite in Singapore implementing a new Asia plant (April 2014 – present) IBM i (AS/400) Expert Forensic Accounting Information Technology investigator and programming consultant (August 2011 – 12/31/2012) IBM i (AS/400) programmer consultant at Appcon Consultants Inc. (Appcon) www.appcon4.com)
in Ridley Park, PA., doing RPGIV application development, implementation, and support of major ERP systems for Appcon clients including G III, The Apparel Group in Dallas, Texas (2009 to present)
IBM i (AS/400) analyst and programmer consultant at the Jay Group in Lancaster, PA
a fulfillment company with large customers including Heineken, Hershey, CertainTeed, Reebok, developing a Web FTP order logging process to highlight processing and errors for Web reporting of client orders for fulfillment. (2008)
IBM i (AS/400) programmer consultant at Application consultants (APPCON) in Ridley Park PA, consulting with their customers including Warnaco, Inc. Milford CT on ERP programming (2007)
Siebel PC Software implementation on 400 Salesperson’s PCs Dentsply, Inc. (2006) Supported implementation of the Siebel PC software package York, PA Dallas, TX
IBM i (AS/400) Programmer consultant at GSI Commerce in King of Prussia, PA. (2006)
IBM i (AS/400) Programmer consultant at Dentsply in York, PA. (2005- 2006) FDA environment
Advanced RPG ILE, RPG Embedded SQL and Interactive SQL, BPCS, Aldon Change Management, Electronic Support Center
IBM i (AS/400) Programmer at Jones Apparel Group (Jones New York), Bristol PA (2002-2004)
Staff RPGIII and RPGIV programmer responsible for developing and maintaining PkMS (Pick Ticket Management System RF wanding warehouse system from Manhattan Associates), JNY CRM applications supporting the Apparel Computing Systems (ACS) software package. Also trained and supported JNY programmers in the use of the Real-Time Program Audit (RTPA) for RPG, a programmer Productivity tool.
Consultant to several New York City Apparel companies (1999-2001)
Interfaced Retail Pro (a PC Retail package) to the JD Edwards World General Ledger on the AS/400. Also Interfaced ACS wholesale software to the JD Edwards General Ledger.
Consultant to Jones New York, Bristol, PA (1998 - 2001). Responsible for heavy PkMS enhancements to Radio Frequency applications (the lead PkMS programmer). and many advanced PkMS projects in RPG. Completed 42 significant projects.
Consultant to Fishman & Tobin, Inc., Philadelphia, PA (1999 - 2000).
PkMS programming, implementation and IT consulting to top management.
Paul Houston Harkins Bibliography “How to Become a Highly Paid Corporate Programmer” McPress March 2004 “The Power of Traceability” 2009 Registered U.S. copyright
An increasingly critical problem confronting corporate computing and programmer capability is the inability of computer programs to record and analyze the entire execution of the program and data in real time. This lack of traceability prevents true autonomic (self-healing) computing and prevents real-time and permanent analysis of exactly what executing program statements and data are actually processed. Therefore, as computers become millions of times more powerful and program environments become ever more complex and critical, the programmer is still using tools developed at the dawn of computing—tools like step debugging, reconstruction of events, and guessing--to attempt to understand what happened, rather than simply observing exactly what happened.
In this paper I present a technique–-Electronic Program Auditing—and a software tool–The Real-Time Program Audit—designed to capture and record all of the executing source program statements in virtually any programming language, along with all of the data being processed and the moment-in-time of the statement execution without programmer intervention. This technique and unique tool provide a video-camera-like recording of the exact environment of the entire program execution (or selected conditions of the execution) as the program executes—thus delivering the potential of true autonomic computing and capturing previously unrecorded critical information. This paper presents my technique and tool, some actual and possible applications, and evidence of the value of my approach.
“On-Demand Forensic Accounting and Analytics” 2012 Registered U.S. Copyright
Forensic accounting or financial forensics, currently lacks the ability to proactively record, access, examine and analyze in real-time all of the financial activity used in financial transactions and financial reporting.
This “black box’ of opaque and inaccessible computing financial detail information has allowed and enabled numerous recent huge “Ponzi schemes’ including the Bernard Madoff and Charles Stanford cases which cost investors billions of dollars while humiliating the responsible government regulators] and causing the investing public to lose confidence in stock market investing.
This paper describes a patented forensic accounting and analytic capability that captures and records all executing program source statements, data and a time stamp inside corporate computer programs as they produce financial reports and makes ultimate drill-down of the source of financial information on-demand and instantly remotely available to authorized government regulators, auditors and investors. “On-Demand Forensic Accounting Universal Program Auditing Language” 2012 Registered U.S. Copyright
Forensic accounting, or financial forensics, currently lacks the ability to proactively record, access, examine, and analyze in real time all of the financial activity used in financial transactions and financial reporting. The “black box’ of opaque and inaccessible computing financial detail information has allowed and enabled numerous recent huge “Ponzi schemes,” including the Bernard Madoff and Allen Stanford cases, which cost investors billions of dollars while humiliating the responsible government regulators and causing the investing public to lose confidence in stock-market investing.
This paper describes a revolutionary and transformational patented forensic accounting and analytic capability that captures and records critical never before recorded information, including all executing program source statements and data, and puts a time stamp inside corporate computer programs as they produce financial reports. . This makes ultimate drill-down to the source of financial information available—on-demand, instantly, and remotely— to authorized government regulators, auditors and investors.
Additionally, the Universal Program Auditing Language described in this paper provides the actual program source statements and data creating the information, including ultimate drill-down to the computation of the data in real-time, which is instantly available via mobile device to the Forensic Accountant, CPA, government regulator, Judge, or other authorized requestor.
A Rosetta Stone like transformational capability translates the arcane goobly-gook language of multiple programming languages used to produce financial reports, including Customer Stock Summary Statements, Balance Sheet and Income Statement documents, into the language (such as English, French, or German) desired by the requesting Forensic Accountant or other requestor, virtually instantly in a format desired by the requestor, and protected from fraud. “On-Demand Forensic Accounting and Analytics” subtitle “How to Detect and Prevent Financial Fraud” Kindle eBook 2013
“The Future of Corporate Computing” Kindle eBook and paperback book 2015
“ Human-Computer Interaction in Corporate Computing” forthcoming Kindle eBook 2015 Author of four articles relating to programming for several major IT magazines
www.mcpressonline.com Author of twelve IBM program product publications