Welcome Nkosana!

DMS is pleased to welcome a new member to the team! Nkosana is joining DMS as POSTman Sales Consultant so whatever your POSTman needs, he's your guy.
Congratulations Nkosana!

 
Happy Australia Day

The team at DMS wish you a happy Australia Day! Enjoy your long weekend and stay safe.

 
DMS Festive Season 2013-14 Opening Hours

Happy Holidays from DMS!

Our office will be closed from 12pm EST, Friday 24th of December 2013, and we will be reopening on Monday 6th of January 2014.

If you have any urgent enquiries during this period, please email support@dmsw.com.au and we will attend to your concerns when our office reopens.

We wish you all the best for the festive season!

 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR DELICIOUS!

That's right!
The man who makes all DMS things beautiful is celebrating his birthday today.
Have a good one Chris!

 
Brissie To The Bay

On Sun 23rd June DMS' Tech Support Manager Darren took part in the annual Brissie to the Bay cycling event to raise money to help combat Multiple Sclerosis and its effects in Queensland.
Happily the day was fine (if a little chilly) and Darren completed the 25km course quite comfortably as well as having reached 150% of his fundraising goal.

 
Happy Birthday DMS!

Direct Marketing Software has just celebrated its 26th Birthday! They say another year older is another year wiser and that could not be truer for DMS. We have had a busy year, launching our new start-up company Bizeo as well as expanding our team. Here’s a little sneak peak of how we celebrated the big day.

 
We're back!

It’s been 7 months since our last post, have you missed us?

DMS have been busy employing new IT and social media interns to assist in the growing development of our new start-up company Bizeo. As our social media presence increases, we'll be sharing more fun posts like this one; a lesson in the five biggest stuff ups in social media.

Here’s hoping we don’t make these mistakes!

 
Old Office Macros Expired

As mentioned in the 2012.4 update letter we have completed the bi-annual re-signing of the POSTman Office macros.
If you start up Office after Oct 25th and you receive a macro security warning it means you have to re-install your POSTman client (you DON'T use the CD for this).
Not sure how to do this? See the POSTman Help File or if you have any further questions please email support@dmsw.com.au

 
Time to Check Your Mail Box

The latest POSTman PAF update has been sent, so by now you should have received your update disk.

It's important that you install your CD as soon as you receive it so that you don't have to re-register your software.

If you have any queries or haven't yet received your update, please email our support team on support@dmsw.com.au or call 1800 767 862.

 
DMS Festive Season 2012-13 Opening Hours

Happy Holidays from DMS!

Our office will be closed from 3pm EST, Friday 21st of December 2012, and we will be reopening on Wednesday 2nd of January 2013.

If you have any urgent enquiries during this period, please email info@dmsw.com.au and we will attend to your concerns when our office reopens.

We wish you all the best for the festive season!

 
2012 AMAS Approval

BRISBANE QLD October, 2012

All of DMS's products have once again been successfully recertified for the 2012 AMAS cycle, so DMS can continue to provide you with top-of-the-range products and services in the coming year.

Each year, all AMAS vendors must undergo a renewed certification process and pass an extensive range of tests. These stringent tests are conducted by Australia Post and verify that all AMAS products comply with the full range of complex rules for validating, correcting and bar-coding addresses to their standards.

 
Write to Santa!

BRISBANE QLD, NOVEMBER 2012

Australia Post has a fantastic Christmas letter writing activity that your kids will love. It's the traditional Christmas letter to Santa with a twist - now St Nick has his very own mailing address, so not only can your kids post their letters to Santa, they will also receive a reply. Last year, Santa received over 100,000 handwritten letters from Aussie kids at his address in the North Pole.

However, as you can imagine, deciphering the return addresses in the children's writing was at times more than a little tricky. So this year he's enlisted the help of POSTman Rapid to sort through all of that address data so that he can be certain the children's replies reach them at the correct addresses. Of course, now that he's using this address validation software, he doesn't need to check his list twice!

You can write to Santa at

Santa
North Pole 9999

For more information, or to download some great Christmas letterheads, visit the Australia Post website

 
Awesome Patrick!

In July 2012, one of our developers Patrick (Hoang) Dinh graduated from UQ receiving his Bachelor of Engineering degree. He was one of only three students on the course who earned Honours Class 1.
An excellent result for someone who was working hard at DMS at the same time as he was studying.
Now that he is with us full time who knows what he will achieve!

 
Happy 25th Birthday DMS!

DMS celebrates its 25th anniversary on the 10th of April! Some of the highlights over the last 25 years have been:

  • Developing leading applications in a range of markets including postal barcoding, data quality systems, fundraising, customer relationship management and campaign management.
  • Helping our Not-For-Profit clients raise hundreds of millions of dollars
  • Saving our data quality and postal barcoding clients tens of millions of dollars in postage discounts and waste reduction.
  • Helped launch the careers of over 20 university students through our work experience program
  • Ranked amongst the top 400 privately owned businesses in Queensland
  • Kept ahead of the curve - as the industry has evolved so has DMS, reengineering our products and creating new products that lead the industry, and we haven't stopped yet! In the next few months DMS will be launching an entirely new cloud-based business management system that we expect will change how business owners around the world run their companies.

Thank you to you, our customers and all of our staff - past and present - who have contributed to DMS's success. You'll be happy to know we're already planning for the next 25 years.

 
New DMS Support Site

We have extensively redesigned our Support Site and have put in place a whole new FTP service which will greatly improve the user experience for customers who wish to download their software or check their subscription status.

To log in please go to http://dmsw.com.au/support

 
POSTman Upgrades

This is a big release of our Postal Barcoding and List Management software range.

There are some things we have done and some things you will need to do on this update.

Office 2010 is now supported by POSTman and you use it in the same way as you did in Office 2007.

Ctrl-Alt-P - a new keyboard shortcut has been added in both Word and Excel to launch POSTman without having to go to the Add-Ins menu.

Sort Plans - The updated Barcode and Print Post sort plans are included in this release.

New Macros - To keep your security current we have released new Office macros with an updated Thawte code signing certificate. This means that all CLIENT installations of POSTman will have to be re-installed to update the files. This does NOT affect Main or Server installs as they are updated automatically.

Please remember NEVER USE A CD TO UPDATE A CLIENT INSTALL.

If you have any questions please ask our friendly helpdesk staff at support@dmsw.com.au

 
Excel Wizard fails after Service Pack 2 for Office 2007 is installed

BRISBANE QLD, March 3, 2009

Office 2007 Service Pack 2 which has just been released through Windows Update modified an internal Excel function resulting in the POSTman Excel Wizard failing with the error: There was a problem with the procedure: SetWizardPage()

Excel Screenshot
 
Click here to download a copy of the new Excel macro that has been produced to fix this problem.

With Excel 2007 closed simply unzip the file POSTmanWiz2007.xla and overwrite the existing file on your system. The default location for this file is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12\XLSTART\POSTmanWiz2007.xla  [it will be Program Files (x86) on 64-bit machines].

 
Endeavour Succeeds With MAILman

BRISBANE QLD October, 2012  

Direct Marketing Software would like to congratulate the Endeavour Foundation on the successful execution of their current " Life Changer " Lottery. This Brisbane based charity is Australia’s largest provider of services to people with mental and physical disabilities. A major source of revenue for the Endeavour Foundation is its lotteries.

Four years ago, the Endeavour Foundation approached DMS as they were looking for a solution that would help them improve management, marketing and compliance of their lotteries. After choosing DMS’s MAILman solution, the Endeavour Foundation requested a number of enhancements to the software which DMS was able to deliver in a matter of weeks. These included achieving QOGR (Queensland Office of Gaming & Racing) certification for conducting electronic draws using MAILman.

I am happy to report that the MAILman solution provided all of the capabilities and the stability that Endeavour Foundation was looking for.

Both DMS and Endeavour staff have been working together recently, on a range of tailored enhancements to make subsequent draws even more successful.

 
MyCharity Demo Site

BRISBANE QLD MAY 1, 2008

Direct Marketing Software has launched the MyCharity demo website. This fictional online charity site went live in April and has been designed to showcase the capabilities of DMS’s MAILman Web. You can visit the MyCharity website here. If you have any questions about the site or MAILman Web, you can find out more at the DMS MAILman Website Integration page, or to contact us  email us here  or call 1800 334 060.