Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server in combination are extensively serving small business since 1997 in getting their business processes automated and staying ahead in this competitive world. In the same timeline, we are offering our software/database development services since 1998. We have exposure of all the flavors of MS Access (Access97 to latest one).
What makes Microsoft-Access king of small businesses is its legendary powers of customization. One can use any database product to create a list of customer orders, but Microsoft Access is the only database which offers you facility to easy build a fully featured user interface (Form/Page/Report) in a matter of few click or few seconds. Microsoft Access can extend its capability by connecting with all possible data sources.
There is hardly any business which does not use Microsoft Access (along with MS-Word/MS-Excel/Outlook). What makes us most demanding talent in case of office automation is our ability to use the best offered features of Microsoft Access & Microsoft SQL Server and stitching them nicely with MS-Word/MS-Excel/MS-Outlook so as to fully automate all kind of business processes, ultimately leading to building of a smarter software solution.
Server-based databases like Microsoft SQL Server, My SQL, and Oracle are much more complex to set up and maintain, but they provide enhanced performance and rock-solid stability, even when thousands of people use them at once. Whereas Microsoft Access is a client-side database that offers lesser capability but higher level of simplicity and ease to use. We provide best of both worlds based upon project size/requirements.
Regarding right database selection criteria, it depends on the complexity of business, and number of users of projected application. We can use MS-Access for simpler/smaller applications whereas need will arise for using SQL Server to handle complex and large sized systems. If you are projecting to put database in cloud so that you can access application remotely (from any location), then choices are Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL.
Some people doubt the capabilities of Microsoft Access VBA and its suitability for large applications. It’s not a reality, but a myth because of their little exposure to the technology. We have used Microsoft Access VBA to such an extent that we can claim that we can develop any kind/size solution in this technology. We have successfully developed many large sized enterprise level applications using this (500+ Forms, 500+ Reports, 100+ Users, and 20+ GBs database). We can be contacted to get any kind of advice on Microsoft Access VBA.
Pleasing GUI is everybody dreams. We have tried several GUIs considering it to be pleasing as well as productive, and have come up with some three top rated GUIs preferred by most customers. We try to present whole key information on single screen so that it is easy for decision making and data entry. We make sure that information should be accessible at least number of clicks.
We have developed many screens/ways to quickly search the desired records or filter the data based on some given parameters like date-range, transaction status, entity active/inactive, amount range etc. Purpose of such quick search/filter is to provide desired data (belonging to one category) and show that together on one screen so that further action can be performed on such data like printing report or updating status etc.
Reports are the end products with which businesses interact with their customers on data today bases. If reports are well designed, and present data properly, they help in building business's professional image in external world. Report designing is something we take as a challenge and try our best to create eye catching reports.
Great experience in data processing to extract KPIs (extracting knowledge out of data) and show the same in the form of graphs (PI Chart, Bar Chart, Line Diagram etc). We also have great experience in designing intuitive reports having loads of data (including header/footer sections), exporting such reports to PDFs, and email the same.
Large number of companies have started demanding the need of putting database online. We have attained expertize in accomplishing this task through all kind of possible methods as available in market. We can work on any kind of architecture as available in market and deliver you the results.
Right method for putting database online while developing frontend in MS-Access is today’s most discussed issue in MS-Access world. Right strategy can bring you success in long term whereas wrong decision can cost you money/time/resources and a setback. Here are the possible ways available with their merits and demerits.
When we talk about moving Access database to cloud, we need to use SQL Server as backend and that too must be hosted in the cloud. This modification process needs two-way modifications to the application.
Moving data from one place to other or from one format to other is something all businesses to on daily bases to understand data from different prospective. They also require such activity to perform exchange of data with different stakeholders or to feed data in 3rd party applications. Even such task is for importing/exporting data to/from CNC Machines for properly automating their processes and their interaction with software application. For marketing purpose also, business need contacts to be automatically crawled from internet. Though not a core activity, but data exchange/extraction still being an important activity of a business, we have earned expertise in this area.
In context of migration of the database to new SQL Server, it is not just about moving the database. We need to move the users accounts too. Though users are available in database too, but new SQL Server will not allow creation of server level users until the pre-existing database users are not dropped. If we drop any database users, all their database roles will also get dropped. So, it will be a whole new work for creating users, granting DB access and assigning the proper role. Instead, we have created scripts which can automatically restore all users (with their roles) properly. Users those were trusted users (windows active directory users), will have no issue balance, whereas for non-trusted users (SQL Server Users), login password will be reset. If you are holding application users in table (with passwords), then there will not be any such impact.
As the projects grows, need arises to migrate Microsoft Access Database to SQL Server. Though readymade tool is available for this task, but to utilize ultimate performance of SQL Server, there is a need of Microsoft Access and SQL server Professional who can set everything in proper shape.
It’s not just the functionality, but performance too is most important aspect of any software application designed using Microsoft Access VBA having SQL server as database server. When application starts responding slower than human reflexes, it starts adding frustration in users as their valuable time is getting wasted because of ill designed application.
We have worked on several projects struggling with performance related issues and delivered successful results. Performance tuning is a complex issue and needs spending of good time as there are many players which can downgrade the application performance and each one’s effect need to be studied.
Performance enhancement is such a subject in which we have to be vigilant and look into all corners (Hardware, Network, Server, and Local Applications). There are some areas in SQL Server, if not setup properly can attribute to awful performance of applications. Sometime developers do not architect applications properly and there are many areas which should be taken into account to achieve good level of performance. Before starting the work, we take overview of the whole system and the problem areas so that we can prepare some strategy beforehand.
Each organization need some tools to manage its team and to check the health of the business. To handle such needs, we design screens through which administrator can keep eye on users and manage their permissions etc. We also develop screens to check the business health.
We cannot think of any business without documents as they act as legal proof for any business transaction. Number of documents keep on increases as time passes and business grows, which ultimately turns into a pile of files too hard to manage/search. We provide end to end services to manage these documents smartly using Microsoft Access VBA.