TMT October 2017

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A Clear View Ahead Clear View Systems Ltd. is a small Canadian software firm that develops business applications for the money exchange industry. In this special interview, the firm’s President and CTO, Head of R&D, Tiran Behrouz provides a detailed insight into the firm’s work and the wider industry that they are a part of. Clear View Systems Ltd. has a small team spread across four countries working remotely from home offices. They started with one client in 2003 and slowly grew to 350 clients in 30 countries. They have been mentioned in major business forums and news sites such as Yahoo, Forbes, Bloomberg, and Wall Street Journal. Their product won the Product of the Year in the Feb 2017 edition of Softech International Software and the Cloud Services Award magazine. Their typical clients include: Currency Exchange Stores and Money Services Bureaus (MSB); wholesalers and traders of foreign currencies; airport currency exchange kiosks; financial institutions such as banks and credit unions; travel agencies who offer money exchange services to their clients; hotels and motels that have international customers carrying world currencies; recreational stores in touristic areas; railway stations and cruise ships. Some of their prominent clients are: SBB (The Swiss National Railway); Desjardin Bank; Altour American Express; Lotus Currency Exchange and Globex 2000.

The firm’s suite of products and services are as follows: CurrencyXchanger POS; CurrencyXchanger BE (Business Edition); CurrencyXchanger Pro; CurrencyXchanger EE (Enterprise Edition) – to be released later this year; WebServices for checking name of entities and individuals against international sanction lists; WebServices for currency rates and digital rate board.

worldwide. We continue to improve our product line by supporting languages and implementing regulatory compliance requirements specific to each country. We advertise our product online as well as in local business magazines and newspapers. We work with the Canadian Trade Commissioners (CTC) office in each region to identify and approach larger prospects.

Clear View Systems Ltd. services can be summarised as follows: business training; software training (our own software only); remote support and troubleshooting; migration of data from legacy systems; consulting about best practices in the industry; helping with accounting and report generation; assisting during AML audits; hardware and software system integration; system customisation and AML consulting through partners. The firm’s President and CTO, Head of R&D, Tiran Behrouz starts the interview by revealing the firm’s overall mission, the language or platform used to develop CXR and why they chose 4D as their development platform.

“All editions of CurrencyXchanger have been developed using 4D relational database (4D. com). 4D is a powerful database system which is secure and easy to maintain without the overhead and cost associated with commercial databases such as Oracle.

“Our mission is become the number one solution provider for money exchange businesses

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“4D offers an all in one solution allowing the developer to stay within one IDE and do everything from the structural design to coding to interface design to the database query language as well as the database engine. In addition, 4D allows development and deployment on both Mac OS and Windows platforms.” Tiran then details new projects the firm is undertaking in 2017 and how they approach clients.

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