Memorial Business Systems software developer Marcia Akins has been named recipient of the Microsoft’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in Visual FoxPro, only the 15th ever named to receive that honor worldwide, and the second MBS recipient in the last three years.
Marcia, who joined the MBS staff last May, is a ten-time winner of the prestigious Microsoft’s FoxPro MVP award (Most Valuable Professional) given by Microsoft to those acknowledged to have demonstrated expertise and leadership in the growth of Visual FoxPro (VFP) technology.
Marcia is a long-standing Visual FoxPro developer who, after 15 years as an independent consultant, joined the MBS staff. Her accomplishments include the publication of two books on VFP and speaking engagements at User Groups and Conferences all over the world.
Company President Fred Miller said, “Marcia represents more evidence that MBS is committed to bringing the best to our clients. “Wow” software that is comprehensive, easy to use, and has extensive reporting capability pointed at the output needs of our industry. We have assigned Marcia to extend this caliber of programming into our initial funeral home module that is integrated with our Nexus database program for use by combination operations”