About Talon: Who We Are
Hello, my name is Paul Delke, Founder and CEO of Talon Computer Associates. Talon was founded in Orange County California in 1994. Two other amazing things happened that year, two things that set us on the path to where we are today, 1) in 1994 Talon became a Microsoft Certified Partner and a Silver Application Developer, Talon has maintained the certification ever year since, 2) in 1994 Talon opened its corporate office and training center in Irvine California, right in the heart of Orange County business district. We are proud to say that Southern California has been our base of operation since. Amazingly that was 24 years ago and we are not only still in business, but we lite
Here in a nutshell is who we are, from the ten thousand foot level.
All of that success is based on one simple principle, on one simple focus, and not lip service,
Talon consists of a team of professionals that help you organize and automate your business processes. We specialize in using Microsoft Office, especially Excel, as a development platform to automate business processes. Excel is one of the most versatile, powerful and under-utilized programs in use by businesses today. We utilize other tools as needed, mostly databases but also Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Using Office as a development platform allows us to rapidly create solutions for you in an interface the users are familiar with. This lowers training cost and has the added benefit of giving the users an easy way to get information for ad-hoc reports and presentations (Excel to PowerPoint), without having to come back to the developers for program modifications.
We make Excel easier and more flexible to use through a combination of VBA macros and template that update when you change key information or get refreshed from your database.
One of the most useful of Excel’s many business features is its ability to act as a portal to virtually any database. This allows it to analyze your data real-time into useful business intelligence reports. For example, we worked with Sales and Forecasting groups to manage Forecast-to-Actual tracking and Scorecarding.
Talon Computer Associates, Inc. is a Microsoft Certified Partner. We have Microsoft Certified Professionals that are specialists in Office development. We can supply from one programmer to a project team to meet your needs.
Our Mission Statement is ‘To provide high quality software solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner, which consistently exceeds our clients’ expectations.’ One of the ways we do this is to listen to what your needs are. We will then discuss this between ourselves to come up with the best solution for you. Our office in Irvine, California supports this by having the network and servers to be able to develop and test projects before releasing them to your team.
Our corporate office has been based in Irvine California since 1994, near the John Wayne airport.
Orange County is our home base of operations since then. Sure, we work with companies across the globe, we even have programmers that live and work in the UK, but Irvine is our home.
We helped companies in a variety of industries. Our favorite people are Managers, Directors, and Vice Presidents who know what they need but perhaps don’t have the resources to automate it in a timely manner. I hope you enjoy reviewing our web site and find it useful. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you have any questions about how we can help you.