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Rocky Smolin
President, Beach Access Software


Rocky Smolin began programming computers at the age of 16 at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He created and marketed his first commercial product in 1969 while an undergraduate at Bradley University, and received an MBA from San Diego State in 1974.

Rocky Smolin

In the 1980s Smolin co-authored PMS-II, the first popular critical path Project Management System for PCs. He went on to develop and market E-Z-MRP ® - an entry level manufacturing system for small manufacturers and was co-developer of The Sleep Advisor ® - a consumer-targeted expert system to identify and remedy sleep problems.


Rocky Smolin is the author of How To Buy The Right Small Business Computer System (Wiley, 1981) and co-author of Production and Management Systems for Business (Prentice-Hall, 1990). Read more about Rocky's most current book, From Program to Product: Turning Your Code into a Saleable Product.


He incorporated San Diego Business Systems -- the predecessor to Beach Access Software -- in 1981 to provide programming and consulting services to small businesses, and for the past 27 years has been helping them to select and implement the small business computer systems they need.


Today, Rocky Smolin's company, Beach Access Software, provides custom databases and applications for a wide variety of businesses exclusively in Microsoft Access. He lives in Del Mar, California with his wife of 30 years and two boys.