Hicks, Chief Technical Officer
earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from
the University of Southern Mississippi. His course of
study included significant emphasis in accounting, marketing,
finance, management and software design. While attending
the University of Alabama, he studied computer programming and
database design. In 1996, Lawrence Hicks
founded Net-WERX.com, Inc., a Mississippi Corporation which
grew into an international business consulting firm.
Net-werx offered a broad range of services that together could
achieve optimum efficiency for it's clients. In addition to
Software Development and Customization, Hicks' skills included
Database Design and Data Conversion.
While the original focus of the company was to offer computer
hardware and software service and installation, that changed in
1997 when he began working with customizable accounting software.
reviewing the product, he
installed it for a client and soon began customizing the
software for other clients. His primary focus during the
next four years was integrating packages into
business systems across the country. As one of the top five
developers for this product in the world, Lawrence Hicks became
experienced in designing information systems for
around the country. He implemented many conversions and
continued to customize the software for his clients.
While presenting at several
Partner Conferences, Hicks was approached repeatedly by
developers who were interested in gaining some additional
training in on the package. As a result, Net-WERX
began offering training to developers at conferences throughout
In July of 2001, Mr. Hicks formed his own company, World
Software Development, and immediately began designing what would
become a world-class accounting system. Since that
time, the company's flagship product, 'Apprime', has grown into a complete business management system,
covering all aspects of business management "from first
handshake to final balance sheet".
Hicks continues to work as an independent business consultant as a
means to use the many strengths gained during the past
decade, including software and database design and network
operations. His communications and marketing skills enable
him to gather input from virtually every level of personnel,
whether they are technical, secretarial, clerical,
managerial, administrative or in operations. All
information is gathered and assimilated first-hand so that
when a new system has been designed, it works for everyone,
creating optimum efficiency for the employees and for the company.