About Us

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Myriad Data Corporation is a software development company specializing in the design, development and sale of print and imaging software. Myriad Data also manufactures and sells printing supplies such as perforated stock and laminating pouches that support our software. We have been a member of Hewlett Packard's Peripherals Developer Group since 1987 and the Hewlett Packard Print and Imaging Group since 1998.

Our Start

Our first major experience in product development was in the early 1980's when Michael Scharf, our founder, designed an arbitrage-like, corporate bond database retrieval system for Standard & Poor's Corporation, New York. The product, known as "F.I.R.S.T." (an acronym for Fixed Income Research Software Technology) was sold to and used by financial institutions in major cities throughout the United States and Canada. Subsequently, we developed a database entry and error trapping system that was used by major institutions and securities firms in the maintenance of their securities portfolios. We continued to work with financial institutions in the database management field through 1995.

Niche Marketing

While still maintaining contact with the financial community, we decided to design software for specific industries in what is often referred to as "vertical" or "niche" markets. That is, businesses with needs too specific to be satisfied by general, off-the-shelf software. This was also during a time when, comparatively speaking, very little commercial software was available. In addition to financially oriented products, we chose to enter the funeral service and real estate industries.

The Funeral Industry - CaseMaster

Our entrance into the funeral service industry began in 1986 with a funeral management and accounting program known as CaseMaster. One of the modules of CaseMaster was a memorial printing segment that developed into a product of its own and became known as CasePrinter. In time, CasePrinter became our main focus in the funeral but, in July 2005, was replaced by MemorialMaster. (CasePrinter is no longer available for sale to new customers, although we continue to service and provide free technical support to our many users.)

The Funeral Industry - MemorialMaster

Our next generation memorial publishing product - MemorialMaster - is a stand-alone, desktop publishing program for all memorial stationery. Items that are accommodated by MemorialMaster include prayer cards, service folders, acknowledgment cards, memorial bookmarks, personalized calendars, memorial programs, register book pages, post cards, grave markers and funeral home directional signs.

Raffle Tickets and Chinese Auction Cards

Initially, it was unclear to us why a funeral director would want to print raffle tickets. Now it is very clear. Throughout the United States, it is the local funeral director to whom numerous local non-profit organizations (such as religious and fraternal organizations) go in an effort to get financial help to pay for raffle tickets for fund raising activities. Where providing tickets once required writing a check to a local printer, funeral homes can now provide their own raffle tickets for local organizations using their own computer and printer. This idea evolved into TicketMeister, our stand alone raffle ticket printing program now offered to the general public.

Using TicketMeister, anyone can print professional quality raffle tickets on our pre-perforated stock. At less than a penny a ticket, TicketMeister is arguably the least expensive and most effective advertising tool available to any fund raising group and certainly less expensive for the individual consumer. TicketMeister users can also print reserved theater tickets while specifying sections, rows, and seat numbers.

Due to requests from Parent Teacher Organizations and numerous other fund raising groups, we added Chinese Auction Cards to the menu list on TicketMeister. Using this wildly popular method of fund raising, TicketMeister users can now raise money creatively and inexpensively.

Promotional Bookmarks, Calendars and Post Cards

Being able to print bookmarks and calendars seemed a natural progression in our marketing thrust. Our PromoMeister program prints bookmarks and calendars using pre-perforated paper. Bookmarks can be printed both horizontally and vertically and perpetual calendars can be printed beginning and ending with any month and year. Also part of PromoMeister is a post card generating module that will print both sides of a post card, including a merging of your own database of names and addresses.

Third Party Vendors

In addition to designing our own proprietary software, Myriad Data also develops products for third party suppliers and manufacturers. That is, companies contract us to design and develop software to sell their proprietary products. For example, the Gerffert Company, a New York supplier to religious goods stores all over the world, hired us to develop their Gerffert Quik-Print software program. Quik-Print, which Gerffert "package sells" to its customers along with its Bonella line of Holy Cards and Folders, provides their customers with a simple yet elegant tool to print directly onto perforated sheets of cards and folders which display the renowned Italian design artwork on its memorial cards.

Dealer and Vendor Inquiries Welcome

If you are a Manufacturer and are interested in developing a print or imaging program to market your product, we look forward to the opportunity of discussing your ideas.

If you are a Dealer or Value Added Reseller interested in representing our products or services, we welcome the chance to talk with you.

We also manufacture and sell perforated bookmark stock, calendar stock, post cards, raffle tickets and Chinese auction cards to accommodate all of our printing software.

Myriad Data manufactures and sells raffle tickets, perforated bingo sheets, auction sheets, bookmarks, wallet sized calendar sheets and post cards to accommodate all Meister products. Custom laminating pouches are also available for bookmarks, calendars and prayer cards. Free evaluation copies of all Myriad Data software products can be downloaded from this website as well as meistersoftware. Be our guest and give them a test drive. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised.