Subcontract / Partner with us for your Client's database



How Partnership Works

  • Sherman Howard
    Partner to build Access databases for their Communications client Verizon Wireless in Denver CO. The database was subcontracted by an attorney firm that managed the land use legal matters for this wireless/cell carrier. The client, Verizon, desired to manage the Access database themselves. So the wireless client contracted with ShermanHoward to make improvements to the database and ShermanHoward in turn subcontracted us to make these Access database changes for land use management.
  • Ensafe
    Subcontracted to build a web application/SQL Server database for their Military client: Camp Peary, Department of Defense, CIA training in Williamsburg, VA. This database tracks the hazardous materials brought onto the military base, the current inventory levels of those hazardous materials, and the disposal of the hazardous materials. The Access database produces the annual reports required by the Environmental Protection Agency including Form R and Tier I and Tier II reports.
  • Uptime Solutions
    Quality tracking and improvement Access database for a manufacturing firm: Greystone in Toano, VA (near Westpoint and Williamsburg). This application receives multiple excel files throughout the day that are produced from quality control machiney in the plant. The excel files are imported to the Access database automatically. The Access database scrolls through the excel files, parsing out the relevant information from the excel file and appends the relevant data points to a table that is then used to run monthly and quarterly quality control reports. The data is pertinent to the automobile manufacturing process and determines which production batches should or should not be accepted for Greystones automobile manufacturing clients. We built this database through our strategic partner: Uptime Solutions, a premier network integration and engineering firm in Richmond, VA and Tampa, FL.
  • URS Corporation
    Built Access database for URS' client: Marine Corps Camp Lejeune. Database tracks Hunter Information Screen, License Screen, Violation Screen. Rank Maintenance screen and Record of Sales Report. Camp LeJeune is in North Carolina and is a Department of Defense, Military, Marine Corps URS is a prime vendor to the Federal Government and the Military Branches. This Access database helped the Marine base successfuly manage the land use of the base.
  • Convergent Business Solutions LLC
    Partner to build Access database for their Retirement Home client: Virginia Baptist Homes, a retirement community. We modified this existing Access 2007 database for the IT manager of VA Baptist Homes. The database receives daily text files from the retirement home's phone systems (6 geographic retirement home locations). The 6 text files are imported, staged, scrubbed and processed into consolidated, individual invoices for the members of the retirement community. The receive monthly bills for the phone calls they make / receive.
  • Epitome Systems
    Subcontract to Fix Access database for determining hospital emergency room time differentials for their client Bon Secours in Baltimore, MD. This Access database is used to track efficiency of the emergency room operation at Hospitals for Bon Secours. The various stages of a patient's visit are tracked and the minutes recorded for moving through each stage of the emergency room visit.
  • Burnstone Computer Services
    Subcontract to build Access databases for associations and retirement home management: Masons of Virginia
  • Bear Technologies
    Partner to fix Access database for their Police Client: Police Department, Klamath Falls, OR
  • AVB Solutions
    Subcontract to Build Access database for their healthcare client: Veteran's Hospital in Richmond, VA
  • Ritchie and Associates
    Subcontract to build an historical demand based Access Database to manage inventory for their paper packaging manufacturing client: MeadWestvaco (Fortune 500) in Richmond, VA

Build / Fix your Access Database



How we Build and Fix an Access Database

  • Tredegar Corporation
    About Tredegar: Deeply rooted in manufacturing, Tredegar Corporation is a global operating company with industry-leading businesses in the plastic films and aluminum extrusions markets. Tredegar has a Lotus 123 spreadsheet (yes! Lotus 123) for keeping track of retired employees and the distributions those employees choose to take out of their retirement. Tredegar asked us to convert this Lotus 123 Spreadsheet into an Access Database. The new Access 2013 database will replace the Lotus 123 spreadsheet functionality of managing and administrating this human resource function of retired employee distributions
  • Mulit Interest Services Group
    MISC is a company that services the Import / Export industry. They specialize in getting your goods into the United States and out of the United states. The Access Database we've built tracks the process of containers coming in and out of the country including invoicing, transportation, payments, warehousing, etc.
  • Verizon Wireless - Rockies
    Real Estate Purchase tracking for cell phone towers. This database was built specifically for the Rocky Mountain division of Verizon for operations in Colorado, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming
  • The Pancake Man
    Fix Access Database to run Pancake catering business outside of Milwaukee, WI. Heavy interaction with Microsoft Outlook including customized calendar events. Mail Merge letters accomplished through Access Reports. Complex Data entry logic.
  • Sherman Howard
    Partner to build Access databases for their Communications client Verizon Wireless in Denver CO. The database was subcontracted by an attorney firm that managed the land use legal matters for this wireless/cell carrier. The client, Verizon, desired to manage the Access database themselves. So the wireless client contracted with ShermanHoward to make improvements to the database and ShermanHoward in turn subcontracted us to make these Access database changes for land use management.
  • Capital One - IT PMO
    Build Access database for Fortune 500 credit card company
  • API Services
    Precision measurement and tool calibration for manufacturing clients, we built an Access database for API Sensor that tracks associates timesheets and expenses for management reporting and reimbursement/payroll. This application connects to SQL Server which is hosted on Data Control's Web Server. This is a backoffice application that runs the expense side of a company with geographically dispersed employees. They track their billable time and expenses, assigning both to projects/clients.
  • Prairie Land Services
    Built an Access Database for Car Repossesion Company in Wichita, Kansas. This database manages the back office expense entry and reporting for the various employees and subcontractors that work at Prairie Land
  • API Services
    Internal Time and Expenses data input and reporting for managing a nationwide staff of consultants and projects, all in an Access Database
  • Blake Law Firm
    Fixed and modified Access Database for matter tracking for a Chicago Illinois attorney firm. We also host this database on our server for them.

Integrate Access with Other programs



How Integration Works

  • Blue Ridge Products
    FTP integration with Access 2013. Blue Ridge creates orders and FTPs those orders to various warehouses including Amazon's warehouses to further process those orders. Blue Ridge is an import company that creates their own products, has them produced in China, imports those products to the United States and sells (mostly) through Amazon. This Access database is the central backbone for the company. It details all of the products, sales of those products, forecasts of the product sales, tracks current inventor levels etc. In addition to integrating with FTP software, this database has complex integration with Excel, both importing/massaging excel files as well as producing Excel files for both the company's internal personnel as well as the various warehouses used by the company.
  • Bravo Wine Imports
    Bravo Imports Wine mostly from Italy and sells, through agents, to restaurants and markets including Kroger. This database application provides both a web page for entering orders as well as Quickbooks integration for creating invoices from those orders and updating current inventory and product lists. This is accomplished through an ODBC connection directly to Quickbooks.
  • API Services
    Precision measurement and tool calibration for manufacturing clients, we built an Access database for API Sensor that tracks associates timesheets and expenses for management reporting and reimbursement/payroll. This application connects to SQL Server which is hosted on Data Control's Web Server. This is a backoffice application that runs the expense side of a company with geographically dispersed employees. They track their billable time and expenses, assigning both to projects/clients.
  • VibrAlign
    Distributor of Vibration Analysis equipment to manufacturing firms. Access database connects to outlook to schedule training and equipment deliveries for that training. Connects to Navision to retrieve customer and contact information.
  • France Environmental
    Importing leads from Peachtree And Outlook to generate sales/marketing emails that come from the Access Database and Integrate with Outlook. This is an Access database that manages the environmental compliance training classes that France Environmental offers their clients. We've built Outlook import process for both inbox and contacts. We've also built email functionality with attachments from within the Access Database.
  • Masonomics
    Microsoft Access Database for a commercial mason that sends text messages, connects to SQL Server web database for mobile web pages, and retrieves Timberline project information for project resource scheduling. This is one of the most complex Access Databases we've built considering the number of integrations with other systems.
  • Hospital Hospitality House
    Access database for charity hotel organization. This hotel management application interacts with both a Topaz Signature pad for capturing hotel guest signatures as well as Adobe Acrobat and for producing .pdf files.
  • Roofing Consulting Services
    Commercial Roof Consulting Firm. The Company sends crews across the country to photograph and notate deficiencies in commercial roofs. That data is centrally collected, entered into the Access Database we support, and generates complex, 70 page .pdf file reports. The database gives the user the options to manipulate the sections of the reports prior to creating the .pdfs. We use VBA code to automate the .pdf file creation process.

Welcome to Data Control

We are a small group of expert Microsoft Access Database developers. We love Access and enjoy improving business processes through the databases we develop.

We started building databases back in 1998. Pepsi Bottling Group (now Pepsi International), Hercules Chemical, Crown Petroleum and Christian Children’s Fund were a few of our earliest clients.

Since then, we’ve programmed Access databases for the Air Force, the Army, Capital One, DuPont, Circuit City, GenWorth Financial, Suntrust, Verizon Wireless and many, many more companies.

Our clients are across the nation and include Nestle Beverage in California, Prairie Land Services in Wichita Kansas, Capital One auto finace in Texas and Hibernia bank in Louisiana. We’ve also built Access databases for ClementPappas Beverages in Fayetteville Arkansas, for Pepsi Bottling outside of New York, New York, and New World Pasta in St Louis Missouri. But it doesn’t stop there. We’ve built Access databases for CFA Financial in Greenville, South Carolina; built training tracking Access databases for Progress Energy in Raleigh North Carolina, and recently we’re working with ShermanHoward Law firm in Denver, Colorado. Still more! The Blake Horowitz Law Firm in Chicago, Illinois is our client and the Virginia Beach Fire department as well.

How and why do all these folks work with us? Well the why is because we are recognized across the nation as professional Microsoft Access Developers. Not only do we build professional databases with excellent naming conventions, coding practices, clean interfaces and professional reports, but we are excellent at communicating with clients, following up, debugging our work and more.

Over the past 20 years, we’ve also seen particular niches of database requests. It seems that environmental engineers (URS, Ensafe, Angler Environmental, France Environmental, Vulcan Material, and RockTenn Corporation) have a glaring need for Access databases. We also work with lots of quality managers for instance: Ball Corporation, Greystone Manufacturing, ClementPappas and more. Training tracking is yet another niche for the Access Experts at our firm. We’ve built training tracking databases for ClementPappas (again), Altria (parent company of Philip Morris), and Progress Energy (nuclear engineer training). We also see lots of demand from Mechanical Engineers including Fire Life Safety America, Hungerfoord Mechanical, and Chase Heating and Cooling. There’s also lots of demand for our services in the legal world. We count ShermanHoward, McGuireWoods (expert witness work), SandsAnderson, LeClairRyan, and many other firms as our clients.

Do you need a database that interacts with your accounting system? We integrate our databases with Timberline, Oracle, JD Edwards, SAP, Quickbooks, and Peachtree.

Do you need an Access database that imports / exports either .csv or Excel files? We’ve done lots of that too. Cleaning, scrubbing, and importing are all tasks we’ve gotten very good at doing.

Partnering with Data Control

About half of our business comes from strategic partners. We work with Network Engineering firms like ActivSupport (New York), Bear Technologies (Portland, OR), Fisk Information Technology (Pittsburgh), SyCom Technologies, and many more. We’ve also worked through Federal Contractors like ASCG, Goodwill, and MatlenSilver. Another group of folks partnering/subcontracting us is management consultants like Ritchie Consulting.

How does partnership work with us? Well first of all you should know that we take your client relationship very seriously and professionally. We will bring you into all conversations and protect your client relationship. We will work as transparently as you like, or you might hand a client off to us because you don’t wish to be a middle man and we’ll take great care of them for you (and take care of you as well!)

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Our Process

  1. Discovery Conversation
  2. Agree to scope of work
  3. Test plan creation
  4. Iterative database development with client input
  5. Database rough draft delivery
  6. Database final implementation
  7. Database user documents
  8. Database developer documents
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