How to be a better software development company

Dec 30, 2010

Prompted by some of the comments and discussion in the article about software development add-ons, and during an internal brainstorming session as to how we can improve our ConnectIt software development services, we started a couple of lists on how to be a better software author. We’ve tried to think of it as traits of a […]


Why should I pay for developed add-ons when my software should do ‘X’ anyway!?

Oct 15, 2010

I started this blog article in response to the comment made in the QuoteWerks software support forum here: “I know there are add-ons to correct the date, but why should we need an add-on to get basic functionality?” For anyone who’s reading this that’s not familiar with my (and Hilltops IT / ConnectIT Software‘s) background […]


Why QuoteWerks developed add-ons are ok

Apr 28, 2010

As we suggested in the article “Why QuoteWerks integration and the ‘best of breed’ approach is ok“, it is perfectly feasible to achieve ‘seamless integration’ with your software systems these days. And this is definitely the case with QuoteWerks sales quotation software. But what about the many different add-ons that are available for QuoteWerks? And […]


Why QuoteWerks integration and the ‘best of breed’ approach is ok

Apr 25, 2010

We sometimes get leads, and in particular for ‘green field’ sites when an entire back office system is being set up (or replaced) where the enquirer may be wary of our ‘best of breed’ solution offering. The end-to-end solution that we frequently find ourselves putting forward to prospective clients of a contact manager (Microsoft CRM, […]


QuoteWerks and Sage MAS integration – Purchase Orders and Products

Apr 12, 2010

The Hilltops IT ConnectIt Software development team are very pleased to announce that the release of ConnectIt-MAS to include the creation of P/O Purchase Order and Products in Sage MAS90 (or MAS200) from QuoteWerks will be available from 17th May 2010. The ConnectIt QuoteWerks to Sage MAS link will then support creation of S/O, A/R and P/O documents, […]


Who said upgrading Sage MAS 90/200 ERP add-ons was tough?

Apr 02, 2010

Having read some of the rumours, speculations and stories around the recent Sage MAS 90/200 ERP v4.4 release since… well for over 18 months in total I guess, the Hilltops IT ConnectIt Software development had been ‘looking forward’ to receiving the copy of the Sage MAS software with some trepidation. Following the Sage MAS formal production […]


SSRS rsReportParameterValueNotSet error

Sep 02, 2009

An answer to SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) rsReportParameterValueNotSet – “This report requires a default or user-defined value for the report parameter. To run or subscribe to this report, you must provide a parameter value” error. We’ve just found a very strange reason for this error to occur. At the moment we can’s explain why […]


DEVELOPMENT: Cannot obtain the schema rowset “DBSCHEMA_TABLES_INFO” for OLE DB provider “SQLNCLI” for linked server

May 08, 2009

Running a query from SQL Server 2008 over a linked server connection to a SQL Server 2000 server causes the following error: OLE DB provider “SQLNCLI10″ for linked server “mylinkedserver” returned message “Unspecified error”. OLE DB provider “SQLNCLI10″ for linked server “mylinkedserver” returned message “The stored procedure required to complete this operation could notbe found […]