Prescient Software, JRD Inc. (and its
predecessor company Prescient Software) have been in business
since 1988. Our primary product is Mun-Ease, the
Municipal Bond Manager ™.
In October 2012, we released the 2012 version of Mun-Ease.
The 2012 release allows users to use either the SQL Server or
EDB (ElevateDB) database. We have revamped all our arbitrage,
sizing, and refunding reports for maximum impact in presentations.
Our new graphics utility allows users to incorpate gradient
fills into each of the 14 standard graphs.
Easy & Flexible Transition to SQL Server
We provide a conversion program that allows you to move data
back and forth between the SQL Server, EDB (ElevateDb), and
BDE (Borland Database Engine) databases. Thus, you do not need
to immediately convert to a particular database. . Instead you
can make the transition over time while you become comfortable
with the new version. You can also run the SQL Server version
of Mun-Ease concurrently or independently with the EDB version
of Mun-Ease. Because the EDB version of Mun-Ease requires considerably
less resources than the SQL Server version, you might decide
to run the EDB version on your laptop when you are away from
About the Development of Mun-Ease
(the founder and President of Prescient) is the chief architect
of Mun-Ease. He also coordinated the work of others who have
contributed to Mun-Ease.
Many people have helped develop Mun-Ease over the years. With
respect to our 2012 release, Jason Van Norman converted our
Internet Add-On module to use active server pages. In prior
releases, he created the tax forms for Build America Bonds and
created the functions that allow loan pool issuers to e-mail
invoices to borrowers. Aaron Jensen converted our Crystal Report
specifications from the BDE to SQL Server. He also assisted
with the conversion of our database routines to SQL Server and
developed the Report Samples volume of documentation. Ted Blue
of Blue Star Learning helped in a consulting capacity with the
Internet module and our SQL Server version. Michael Cummings of Brick Software and Wes Peterson
of Prestwood Consulting also assisted with the development of
the SQL Server version of Mun-Ease. Christina Kober and Cheri
Laney Stetson did the graphic design for our brochures and documentation.
Jason Van Norman did much of the
original programming on our SQL Server version and our Internet
Add-On Module. In prior releases, he designed many of our reports
and 8038 tax forms. Dinh Nguyen configured our in-house servers
and routers that are used to host part of our web site. David
Liles has made major contributions to various Windows
versions of Mun-Ease. Dave has developed much of the documentation
and has created the online help.
Prescient Software is located on the Pacific coast in Laguna
Niguel (about half way between L.A. and San Diego).