Thursday, June 08, 2017

HUG 2017 - Save the date!

Save the Date! halFILE Users Group Conference on the San Antonio Riverwalk ~ October 11-13. Registration coming soon! 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Christopher Smith promoted to VP of Software Developent

hal Systems is pleased to announce the promotion of Christopher Smith to Vice President of Software Development effective immediately. Christopher will be responsible for the development of the halFILE software product lines.
Christopher has been with hal Systems since April of 1994. He started out as an Administrative Assistant but showed great technical aptitude and was moved to the position of Programmer/Analyst. He has been instrumental in the development of several halFILE and e.halFILE versions, serving as our lead Programmer/Developer. His network expertise is also invaluable to hal Systems. 

Most recently, Christopher took the leadership role in the development of the .NET version of halFILE, version 4.0. This is our most powerful software release ever.

Tom Hokanson is being moved from Sr. Vice President of Software Development to Senior Vice President of the Austin Development Office. He is responsible for the staff and operations at our Austin Development Office.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Brain Trust at work

A combined 56 years of experience with hal Systems is at work here in our Austin office. 

Christopher Smith, "The Answer Man," is at the keyboard while Tom Hokanson, Sr. VP of Software Development, looks on.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

halFILE 4.0 New Features List

If you recently were upgraded to halFILE 4.0, you may want to review the New Features List to be sure you are taking advantage of all the software can offer. 

If you are not on the upgrade list, contact halFILE Technical Support and they will get you scheduled!

Monday, February 09, 2015

halFILE 4.0 Hardware/Software Recommendations

Since so many of you are installing halFILE on new servers and workstations, we thought it would be a good time to publish our latest halFILE 4.0 Hardware and Software recommendations. If you are new to halFILE or are planning to upgrade your servers and/or workstations, click the link below to find out what we recommend.

halFILE Hardware/Software Recommendations

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Forty years and still kickin'

What do red wine, leather boots and halFILE have in common? They only get BETTER with age!  This year, we're celebrating hal Systems' 40th birthday.

Kick back with us at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas at HUG 2014 – halFILE Users Group Conference October 1-3! We’ll be celebrating with a Welcome Reception on Wednesday night, followed by 2 days of interactive training on our software.
Its our big 4-0, as in halFILE 4.0 – BIGGER, STRONGER, and FASTER than ever!
  • BIGGER: Returns ten times as many rows!
  • STRONGER: One click sorting of hit list rows, reorder hit list columns!
  • FASTER: Return rows with exponential speed!       
halFILE has never been BETTER. Join the party!

HUG Conference Details

Wednesday, October 1 - Friday, October 3, 2014

Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio, TX

Registration Info:
$475 per person (Early Bird Registration is $375 before 8/25) This includes the Welcome Reception Wednesday evening, continental breakfast Thursday and Friday mornings, lunch on Thursday, and a group dinner Thursday evening. We are excited to offer an $100 Early Bird Discount to anyone who registers by August 25, reducing the cost to $375 for the full HUG 2014 conference. Click here to register online today!

Hotel Reservations:
The Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk is located along the San Antonio River Walk, just a stone’s throw from the Alamo. Room reservations can be made directly with the hotel by calling 800.421.1442and referring to the group meeting halFILE Users Group/HUG Rate, or by using the hotel's online event registration service. The room rate for HUG attendees is $199/night (taxes not included). Reservations must be made by September 15, 2014 to obtain the special rate. Make sure to reserve a room soon as hotel space can fill up!

Tourism in San Antonio:
We've also made a few rooms available 3 days before and 3 days after the conference at our special rate for anyone who would like to turn the trip into a vacation. San Antonio is known not only for the Alamo, but also the famous River Walk, the trail of Spanish Missions, the Mexican Cultural Center, Sea World Amusement Park, and amazing Mexican and haute cuisine food.  Check out the visitors and tourism website,, to find out about the interesting, fun and historic activities San Antonio has to offer.

We hope you join us i n celebrating our 40th Anniversary and HUG 2014! If you have any questions, please feel free to call your halFILE Imaging Consultant, Kathy Taylor 303.791.5688 or Dave Persful 214.466-6535, or contact Karen Duncan via email at
We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio in October!

Monday, June 02, 2014

HUG 2014 on Pinterest

Wondering what to do when you are at the halFILE User's Group Conference in San Antonio in October? Get ideas from our Pinterest site.