Decisions, Decisions

 

If you decide to start using a database there are some key considerations before parting with any of your hard-earned cash:

 

-  Stability. Use a well-established database developer who uses an industry-standard database system. You don’t want your supplier or the database system to disappear. EMA Technology have been around since 1992, Microsoft have been around a little longer (but not much).

- Ease of use. A sophisticated database system is of little use if you don’t understand how to fully exploit its capabilities. Our Access databases are all menu-driven. You don’t need to delve into SQL or VBA to extract data. Any data that you need can be extracted through a few keystrokes on the menu.

- Clear Reports. Access is renowned for the quality of the reports it produces. The most complex data extraction will be represented in a clear and concise format.

- Performance. The more successfully your database is integrated into the business the more people will use it. Our databases are designed for multiple users accessing data at the same time. There are strict controls in any DBMS system to prevent multiple users corrupting data. Our database design will ensure that optimum performance is maintained.

 

- Backups. This sounds an obvious one but we double-check all of our installations to ensure that adequate backups are performed. The more you rely on your database to run the business the more you will suffer it you lose it. Adequate off-site backup protection is essential to guard against theft, fire, flood etc etc.

- Security. We assume that most of the data trusted to our databases is confidential so we build in sophisticated security mechanisms to ensure your data remains yours.

- Data Migration. At some point you will need to input your company’s current data into your new database. If your data is held on spreadsheets this is straightforward. Migrating from Excel to Access presents no problems. If your data is held in paper format then someone needs to ‘volunteer’ to input it into the database as a one-off job. Regardless of where your data is now we can help to get it into your database.  An analysis of your data requirements is one of the first steps we take when analysing your system. We won’t just say “Here’s your database, get on with it”

 

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