Friends from Europe and Across the U.S. Visit the Treehouse

Friends from Europe and Across the U.S. Visit the Treehouse

The week of September 21, 2017 found Elisabeth Schwarz and Beat Münch from Treehouse Software’s German partner, B.O.S. Software Service und Vertrieb GmbH paying us a visit.

B.O.S. stands for Better Operative Solutions. B.O.S. originally developed and distributed software that made 3270 applications more user friendly before focusing on Enterprise Data and Application Integration with Treehouse-marketed tcACCESS and tcVISION – Direct Data Access and Data Synchronization / Replication / Exchange / Migration.

While Elisabeth and Beat were in town, we decided to have the entire Treehouse staff come in to Pittsburgh headquarters as well. The week was a very productive one, with Treehouse and B.O.S. staff having meetings on many new product initiatives and current customer developments.


Treehouse Software staff and friends outside of Treehouse headquarters in Sewickley, PA (from left to right): Rolf Vollmer, European Sales Manager (Germany); Mitch Doricich, National Sales Manager; Elisabeth Schwarz, General Manager at B.O.S.; Norbert Geuettner, Senior Developer; Kevin Heimbaugh, Senior Technical Representative; Hans-Peter Will, Senior Technical Representative (Germany); George Szakach, President; Karen Dunlap, Senior Developer; Mike Kuechenberg, Senior Technical Representative; Lynn McIntyre, Technical Coordinator; Frank Griffin, Senior Developer; Andy Jones, Senior Technical Representative; Linda Woodham, Secretary; Dan Webster, National Sales Manager; Russell Roll, CFO; Chris Rudolph, Senior Technical Representative; Beat Münch, Chief Technology Officer at B.O.S.; Paul Linn, Senior Developer; Joe Brady, Marketing and Documentation Manager.

Of course, there can’t be a get-together at the Treehouse without some fun, and Michael Szakach, Treehouse Marketing Consultant and Event Organizer saw to it that our guests and staff enjoyed visiting some of Pittsburgh’s more unusual and fun attractions, in addition to a very nice night out with great food and conversation!

The Treehouse caravan brought everyone to downtown Pittsburgh to visit Bicycle Heaven Museum, Randyland, The Mattress Factory Art Gallery, and Johnny Angel’s Ginchy Stuff and Music Museum.

Bicycle Heaven Museum

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Bicycle Heaven Museum is the world’s largest bicycle museum and shop, as seen in the New York Times and Associated Press. Rated on Trip Advisor as the #1 Pittsburgh Museum and voted top bike shop in Pittsburgh.   You can get your bike fixed, tuned up, or trade it in for a newer (or older) bicycle.


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Randyland is the home of artist, Randy Gilson. Located in the Mexican War Streets district of Pittsburgh’s Northside. Visitors are welcome to come and explore the public art displays in and around the property.

The Mattress Factory

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The Mattress Factory is a contemporary art museum and experimental lab featuring site-specific installations created by artists in residence from around the world.

Johnny Angel’s Ginchy Stuff and Music Museum

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Johnny Angel has been in the music and entertainment industry for over 45 years and has great stuff to go along with his illustrious career. From autographed pictures to memorabilia, he has it all at Johhny Angel’s Ginchy Stuff. Johnny has what you thought you had forgotten about – from pennants to pictures, and 45s to 78s, he has it all!

The last full evening, Emilie and George Szakach invited all 24 staff and visitors to dinner at one of our local favorite restaurants, called Willow.


Overall, everyone had a very productive and fun week. We look forward to continued success with our friends from B.O.S., and of course, more visits!


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We Love Hearing from Our Customers…

In September of 2012, B.O.S. Software Services of Germany (a Treehouse Technology Partner) asked Treehouse Software to take over maintenance of their tcACCESS product for all U.S. and Canadian customers. Up to that point, Treehouse had been selling and supporting tcACCESS for our own customers, but another company had been supporting other North American tcACCESS users. After nearly two years, we’re pleased to know that these new-to-us customers are judging our support just as highly as other customers that have known us for many years. For example, Mike Moore at the Alabama Judicial Datacenter writes:

“Just want you to know that I was a bit concerned when I first learned that our tcACCESS account and support was going to be moving to a new provider—TREEHOUSE.  We had a long-standing relationship with the other provider and I was concerned that we might have problems.

I am very pleased to tell you that the transition to TREEHOUSE has been a great experience and everyone has done a wonderful job helping us with whatever we have needed. We tend to run on the ‘bleeding edge’ with some of our software and the TREEHOUSE support staff has been great and very, very responsive when we have had issues.

Y’all have done an excellent job and we are very pleased with the new relationship.”

Mike Moore, IT Manager, Alabama Judicial Datacenter


Treehouse Software is Your Source for Flexible Solutions for Data Integration, Replication, and Migration

Treehouse Software markets, sells, and supports B.O.S. Software’s two mainframe integration products, tcACCESS and tcVISION. tcACCESS integrates mainframe data and applications with open systems and Windows, and tcVISION enables ETL and bi-directional data replication between mainframe, Linux, Unix and Windows platforms. Contact Treehouse Software for more information.