Dorian Business Systems, Inc.
was founded in 2001 to create the Charms Music Office Assistant (as it was then known). Charms was conceived to fill a need - music teachers needed a better way to manage and organize their libraries, student records, inventory, and parent communication. After a full year of development, Charms was beta tested in the fall of 2001 and released to the public at the Texas Music Educators Association conference in February 2002.
Interest in and adoption of Charms grew and development continued. Today the Charms Office Assistant (renamed in 2009) is recognized nationally as the premiere web-based software for all fine arts teachers, with nearly 7000 active schools, over 35,000 active users, and close to 2,000,000 student records.
Dorian developed the TexasMusicForms.com program in 2004 to help the UIL Region Secretaries organize, schedule, and manage their UIL events as well as enter ratings and prepare state reports. Today, every secondary music teacher in Texas either uses the TexasMusicForms.com program or Charms to prepare and submit their contest entries.
Success with the Texas UIL system led to interest from other state organizations. In 2005, Dorian developed the Illinois RNS (Registration, Nomination, Selection) system. Since then we have provided management and scheduling systems for the NYSSMA festival process, the Connecticut MEA, the Michigan School Vocal Music Association, Alabama Bandmasters, and more.
Dorian also created the very popular PT Avenue software, used as the official PTA software in Washington, New Jersey, and Texas as well as in most of the other states. We also created Festival One, a program to manage and schedule student entries for independent music teacher organizations.
We are a small, family owned company based in the Dallas, TX area. All our software solutions are coded in-house with very minimal outsourcing. We provide top notch technical support. We don't accept advertising on any of our products, and do not use any invasive tracking mechanisms.
What We Do
We try to keep things simple.
We work with you.
We aim to understand your processes.
Good thinking leads to great ideas.
Our database experts work with you to determine the best database structure for your web application. We help you plan ahead for growth.
Our infrastructure provides redundant servers and daily database backups.
Many of our responsive web applications are built with Bootstrap, HTML5, and other modern techniques.
We are experts in JQuery and AJAX, allowing for a more robust user experience.
The best part of working with Dorian Business Systems is the personal touch.
We do not hide from our clients, rather we introduce you to all our staff, from tech support experts, to our marketing gurus, to our developers. When you choose Dorian as your developer, you receive personalized service for the life of your project.
Comments from our clients
The online registration and scheduling, as well as the service and support provided by Dorian Business Systems, are truly amazing. I have served for many years as the chairman of a large piano concerto event held over multiple days in multiple locations. Thanks to Dorians's innovations and creativity, I have reduced the number of hours I spend on scheduling and administrative tasks from more than 50 hours to less than 10. As the President of a large, local Music Teachers' Association with more than 400 members, I can speak for all our member teachers who are thrilled with the time-saving services provided by Dorian. Among these features are greatly simplified online event registration that is considerably more convenient; pre-filled rating sheets ready for download; and, easily accessible results just to name a few.
Our association sponsors 27 events per year with online registration and administrative services, and seven of our largest events have online scheduling. Due to Dorians's expertise, the jobs of Event Chairmen have been made immensely easier. In addition, it is easier for me—as President—to recruit event chairmen knowing their time commitment will be significantly reduced.
Finally, there is the superior service and technical support Dorian provides. DBS is consistently prompt, responsive, reliable, knowledgeable, and a joy to work with. I cannot adequately express how grateful I am that we found Dorian Business Systems!
Our events were so large that we were desperate to make registration and scheduling easier for our event chairmen. After extensive research and comparing the products of about 20 companies, we chose to work with Dorian Business Systems. We have been so pleased with their support and attention to detail. Registration is easy and professional looking for the teachers. Sending schedules, results and other necessary festival details through our festival program has made communication almost effortless. The scheduling is much, much more manageable, and there are options for customizing the schedule. Teachers print their own pre-filled rating sheets, and we can usually report results at the end of the festival day with ease. I serve as the liaison between Dorian and our organization's more than twenty events which use Dorian's product. Whenever we have questions or need help, chairmen contact me and I work with Dorian directly. I have greatly appreciated the prompt response time and patience from the employees at Dorian, not to mention their skill and willingness to help. Highly recommended.
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Garland, Texas 75042 USA