Summer Frend of DataMax Reporting (formerly Crystal Contractors) is a Business Objects Consultant with over 23 years experience. She has a significant record of achievement in the areas of Information Technology, Strategic Planning, Analysis, Troubleshooting, Graphic Design, Project Management, and Client Relations – bringing excellent interpersonal skills, analytic abilities, creativity, and drive to increase profitability for leading edge organizations.
She worked with Business Objects (the creator of Crystal Reports) for 8 years as a Senior Crystal Reports Design technician and Project Coordinator. When a Technical Support rep could not answer a customer’s technical question the issue was sent to her to troubleshoot and resolve. During her years with Business Objects she gained extensive knowledge of Crystal Reports and all other Business Objects applications.
For the last 15 years she has been working as an independent Business Objects Consultant specializing in Crystal Reports, Business Objects Enterprise, and Database Programming.
In addition to her experience with Business Objects, Summer has a Computer Information systems diploma and numerous courses and certificates in Business Objects products, Database Connectivity, and Customer Care. She also has experience in database management and stored procedures. Even though Summer has all this knowledge and experience, what makes her exceptional is that she loves making reports. It’s a passion… and it shows in her work.
Summer is possibly one of the most organized people I know, always on top of her game. She’s honest, tenacious, and smart. These qualities made my life as a manager so much easier! Summer helped Business Objects with integration projects as they acquired smaller companies, product releases, and process improvement projects. She very quickly mastered the fundamentals of our team’s work and became a top performer. All the while she made it look easy and fun! Summer will add deep value to your project with her hard work and quiet dignity.
– Kristian Armstrong, Business Readiness Manager, Business Objects
Through her role as a design resource at Business Objects, Summer became one of the best report designers I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with. Her problem-solving skills truly magnificent. Where others say it’s impossible, Summer proves them wrong. Her thinking is ‘outside’ the box and that is what makes her a success.
– Kathryn Webster, Sr Product Manager, Business Objects