SANTA FE, NM, September 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, New Mexico-based Big Giant Donut Inc. (BGD) announced the acquisition of QSAToolworks’ Helix programming system. As a No-Code database programming solution founded in 1983, Helix is the epitome of a technology launched decades ahead of its time. Recently, the low-code/no-code software market has exploded, with a wide variety of products now available for countless industries. But when it comes to flexibility, scalability and ease of use, almost all of these products fall short of what Helix has been offering for nearly 40 years.
Dana BarnardFounder of Big Giant Donut, Helix has used Helix to power four different multi-million dollar manufacturing and technology companies for the past 30 years. As an advocate and current user of the software, he was drawn to the empowerment Helix offered his companies. “With our small businesses, we are always competing against much larger competitors. The ability to quickly build and customize a robust, multi-user database system has been a major competitive advantage in our many businesses and enterprises,” said Barnard, “Helix is has been a big part of our ‘secret sauce’ and frankly, Helix has made us a lot of money.”
The time to share that secret sauce with today’s entrepreneurs has arrived. A year or so ago, as QSAToolWorks’ Gil Numeroff recalls: “Dana and I had a long chat where he asked a lot of questions about the QSA team and the future of Helix. Towards the end of our discussion, I told him it might be time for him to buy the company! were looking for the right partner for the future we envisioned for Helix and after much discussion we came to the conclusion that Dana Barnardas a successful entrepreneur and longtime Helix user, was the right person for the job,” Numeroff said.
BGD has already raised capital to create a new business platform for Helix and will spend the next 18-24 months modernizing the software. With the addition of a new browser-based client, Helix will finally give users on any platform access to a Helix Server. With a rewritten rapid-application-development engine or RADE, Helix will move to a SQL-based back-end. Helix will also receive significant security upgrades to meet new, elevated data security standards, such as CMMC. And BGD will explore options for new Helix add-ons that will allow the software to power mobile apps, communicate and sync with other Helix collections on a network, create automatic backups, communicate through Twilio, and more.
The graphical, drag-and-drop, no-code software was originally programmed by Larry Atkin, among other things. Atkin once said that despite all its technical capabilities and program power, Helix has always strived to be fun to use. While BGD takes on the upgrade, its goal is to keep things fun. But, as Barnard says, “The fun factor in designing and building new custom apps with Helix is very important to our customers, but when there are critical operational needs, an app is only fun for the owner if it is also stable.” is.” So reliability will inform any upgrade Helix receives.
“Despite the current dominance of a few giant, global companies, I believe the future belongs to fast, creative, bold and unique companies,” says Barnard, “And they deserve systems that reflect their characteristics. We look forward to launching a new one.” Helix to a whole new generation.”
About Big Giant Donut Inc:
Created with the intention of modernizing the no-code, multi-user, database software Helix, BGD is committed to supporting current users and bringing this powerful and proven technology to new businesses, creatives and thought leaders.
SOURCE Big Giant Donut Inc.