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Employer Solutions Employee Spotlight
By: Net at Work Team
An Interview with Shawn Parsons, Senior Business System Analyst
When Net at Work acquired the Sage HRMS practice of Cost Management Services last summer, we brought onto the Employer Solutions team a seasoned veteran of Sage Abra Suite and HRMS implementations.
Shawn began working for CMS in October of 2002 and was the primary consultant implementing Sage solutions for them. Prior to his tenure at CMS, Shawn had worked for over 12 years as a Systems Programmer/Administrator for Municipal Computer Facility where he was responsible for network maintenance and programming in a service organization that provided IT expertise to the State and to local municipalities.
As a Microsoft certified consultant with a BA in Computer Science from Rhode Island College, Shawn brings a deep technical knowledge to the Professional Service team. While in college working with dBase, Shawn discovered a ‘little compiler program’ he really liked and learned to use. That program was what would become Visual FoxPro, the backbone of Sage Abra Suite.
Building on his experience with VFP, Shawn has undertaken many customization projects over the years to enhance Abra Suite users’ experience. One especially significant project he worked on while at CMS was the basic programming for iRecruit, Net at Work’s cloud talent acquisition offering. iRecruit was originally built to capture data and automatically update Abra Recruiting Solution. It has since grown into a full featured applicant tracking system based 100% in the cloud.
Readers might be surprised to learn that Shawn has a creative side as well. As a self-described ‘frustrated musician’, Shawn plays a variety of keyboards and has built a multi-track recording studio. Readers interested in learning more about his musical endeavors can check out www.shawnparsonz.com where you can hear his music and learn more about his studio.
What’s next on his ‘bucket list’? Shawn is in the planning stages of building a ‘tiny house’. He and his wife had a chance to rent a tiny house recently and she green-lit the project (for now). Whether it remains their primary residence or a second home remains to be seen. Would that we could all get our ‘stuff’ into 300 square feet!