Wilkes-Barre Software Business Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary
Updated: May 10, 2019
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – Software craftsman Kenneth Johnson launched 8AC Systems in 2013 with the goal of creating programs that solve problems, not create them.
“8AC Systems exists to be helpful and endeavors to create useful products,” said Johnson. “We strive for simplicity; have a passion for perfection; and value quality, ingenuity and integrity.”
Johnson, who previously served as a rocket scientist for the U.S. military, is a Hokie who lives by Virginia Tech’s motto – Ut Prosim, which means “that I may serve.”
8AC Systems is a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. Recognizing that the making of craft enriches all, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen seeks to encourage the practice of and nurture excellence in heritage and contemporary crafts. The organization does this through education, advocacy and support of the practicing craftsman.
Johnson has created one desktop app and has one in the works.
LLAMA (Li’l, Likeable Adding-Machine App) is a specialized adding machine software program that is compatible with Mac computers. It is money-focused and geared toward accountants and other financial professionals.
An adding machine is more efficient than a regular calculator when you need to add or subtract a lot of numbers.
“Anyone who needs to perform currency arithmetic will find that LLAMA makes short work of number-crunching tasks,” said Johnson.
Johnson is also finishing up another app – called Printpointment – that allows businesses to set appointments for their customers and prints out a receipt. There is a QR code on the receipt, which when scanned on a smartphone, places the appointment in the customer’s calendar on his or her phone.
Printpointment makes life easier by reducing data-entry errors and saving time.