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Microsoft Access provides relational database power to give you the information you need to make better decisions and better manage your business. It integrates data from spreadsheets and other databases and is the easy way to find answers, share information over intranets and the Internet, and build faster more robust business solutions.
I provide Microsoft Access programming services in Ely, MN, Babbit, MN and anywhere on the Iron Range of Minnesota in the following areas:
I use off-the-shelf software to manage our invoicing and banking, and a contact management program to stay in touch with our customers. It would be impossible to write custom software with the same features for the same price. So in this case, the off-the-shelf solution made the most business sense. But off-the-shelf software can have its limits. For example, our off-the-shelf programs do not integrate well together.
On the other hand, custom software allows you to focus on your business, because it's tailored to your specific requirements. It can be modified to change as your business evolves. It can be adapted to whatever level your users are comfortable with, whether technically savvy or computer neophytes. Most importantly, custom software allows you to be more productive by taking the busy work out of your hands, so you can concentrate on what's important to your business, whether it's serving your customers or identifying new markets. It takes you where you want to go. And if a process is done by hand and repeated on a regular basis, then it's a good candidate for automation.
My customers are mostly small and medium-sized businesses with a need for custom database applications. These may be specialized business applications that will be used internally to collect or analyze data, or they may be commercial software programs that our clients will sell and support. Either way, the code we develop is a "work for hire" and becomes the property of our customers. I produce royalty free software applications that may be used on an unlimited number of computers and may be modified or resold.
You understand your business and what you want a system to do - I understand databases and how to make them do what you need it to do - a perfect match.