Managing Director, Brian Murphy B.Pharm, made his debut in the pharmacy software industry in 1985 with Data Design, an emerging Victorian pharmacy software company. Initially employed as one of two part-time sale representatives when Data Design opened its Queensland branch, Brian was quickly offered a full-time position and progressed through all facets of the Pharmacy software industry including system configuration, installation, training and customer support, whilst undertaking part-time studies in computing.
Several acquisitions and mergers culminated in the demise of Data Design Hi-Soft (formerly Data Design) and Brian was approached to establish an independent agency to distribute dispensary and point of sale software in Queensland for Lockie Computers Victoria. Micro-Tech Computer Services was established in November 1989 to provide a total solution for customers utilising the Lockie software in Queensland and Northern NSW, providing hardware, software, consumables, installation and customer support services. In July 1990, in partnership with his wife, Karen, also a pharmacist, they purchased a community pharmacy on the southern outskirts of Brisbane. In December 1992 the pharmacy was relocated to larger premises which incorporated offices and a training facility for Micro-Tech Computer Services. Brian and Karen still own and operate this pharmacy today.
To obtain national branding, Micro-Tech Computer Services' name was changed to Lockie Computers (Qld) in 1998, and to accommodate the increasing customer base and staffing levels, the company was relocated to larger premises. In May 1999, PharmaSol Pty Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Cosmos Limited, purchased Lockie Computers Victoria. In March 2002, Lockie Computers (Qld) finalised its association with PharmaSol.
Witnessing the failure of the market to meet the real needs of pharmacists, and recognising that the industry as a whole lagged behind in embracing new technologies, Brian founded Pharmacy Computer Solutions in July 2002 to develop new software.
Working with Brian are former staff members and associates, recognised leaders in their respective fields, as well as newfound talent, who share his vision, together providing an invaluable wealth of industry experience and knowledge, making Pharmacy Computer Solutions a unique and progressive company.
Pharmacy Computer Solutions strives to achieve a degree of professionalism above that of our competitors. Our mission is to provide the best software, the best support and the best products and services to our clients.
Pharmacy Computer Solutions seeks to recruit staff with a pharmacy background where possible. In association with industry leaders we have developed a staff training regime to ensure that our staff are highly motivated and trained professionals with dedicated career paths. Simply, this means that our staff will understand your industry and the importance of technology in your working environment. Pharmacists, Pharmacy Assistants, accountants and IT professionals are closely involved in the development of the software. A number of our staff have previously worked in the pharmacy software industry, and we pride ourselves on having listened to pharmacies' concerns over the years.
It is comforting to know that when you need training or support from Pharmacy Computer Solutions, the person you're dealing with has been where you are. You don't need to waste valuable time explaining pharmacy concepts.
Currently staff are undertaking study to become Microsoft Certified Professionals and Microsoft Office Specialists. This means we will be able to provide expert support for all your pharmacy's software needs, including the Microsoft Office® suite of Word®, Excel®, Internet Explorer®, Outlook® and Outlook Express®. For the more advanced users, level two support personnel will have the skills and training to support Visio®, FrontPage®, PowerPoint® and Publisher®.
Microsoft certification is a leading credential that validates our staff's commitment, experience and skills. To obtain accreditation, staff undergo the highest quality training, and pass rigorous examinations during the course. This means that you can rest assured that the people you are dealing with are trained professionals, with accreditation you can trust.
In order to deliver the highest level of quality training, our staff will also undertake tuition to become qualified Workplace Trainers and Assessors. Our trainers will have the expertise to determine your individual training requirements, enabling them to plan, prepare and deliver customised training. Our trainers will also have extensive experience in retail pharmacy, either as pharmacists, dispensary technicians or accredited pharmacy assistants.
Customised training will be offered on-site or at our training venue. Pharmacy Computer Solutions wants you and your staff to be comfortable and competent with any software utilised in your business, and we ensure this by providing you with qualified, experienced trainers who can customise training to your needs.