WHY HAVE A DATABASE?
The actual definition of just what a database is becomes important
in this question.
A database can be thought of as any repository of data, electronic
Vitally a database shouldn't be thought of as a static set of
information that holds historic data. It is at it's most useful
when used to really help in the day to day running of a company.
A database driven software solution might typically keep track
of all your past and current clients, orders, deliveries, installations,
Whatever your particular business specialises in.
It can maintain the status of these things – and follow
their progression. It can and will change over time. Constantly
being added to – and should be the very thing that keeps
track of what your business is doing right now.
Vitally, a database turns data into information. It shows you
the data that it holds in a way that is of use to you. You should
be able to find that one relevant entry easily – and in
a variety of ways.
You should be able to view the current status of events, the
history of any particular client, the recent trends of all your
You might have future actions to perform depending on a certain
client’s type. You might want the system to remind you
of those actions when it becomes appropriate.
The information that runs your business probably isn’t
in its most useful form yet.
But you can get it there with professionals who have done this
and more - many times over.
Why the tools we use?
There are a truly staggering number of possible software development
tools available today.
It can be argued that some are “more powerful” than
In reality, the true power behind a development environment
is the person using it – the developer, i.e. the programmer.
The intelligence and ingenuity of the person doing the programming
ultimately determines how great an application is – not
necessarily what it was written in – every developer has
Microsoft Access is the most popular desktop database system
in the world.
Its popularity completely belies the true power and range of
capabilities that it has… in the right hands.
Database Development is an Access specialist that has made
use of this tool to provide solutions that some companies have
felt wouldn’t be possible. Its very nature is to work
with and control data – but it is up to the developer
to control how advanced the interface is made between user and
The total solution can then incorporate other Microsoft Office
applications (typically Word, Outlook or Excel) to provide fully
rounded business software. Incorporating full-blown Visual Basic
development to provide utilities and tie in components if appropriate,
often where the data aspect is less prominent.
Database Development will help you. We will come and see you,
advise you, offer solutions.
If you wish to proceed further then we will work with you, developing
according to your business methods. Making a system that works
for you - making the real positive difference to the way you
The work that we do will be professional, custom built and programmed
just for you and delivered with pride in our work and a customer
care that isn’t going to just disappear.
We’re confident that once you’ve seen what can be
done – you’ll want us to provide the solution to
the next situation you can think of.