At what point does a database user call us in? They have determined that they need an Access Database consultant instead of the people on staff. Perhaps building a database is not in their job description, or their interest or they don't have the time/desire to become an expert database developer. But they have a database NEED in their company or their department or agency. Or, just as often, their previous Access database developer is no longer available. So they need a new consultant. And lastly, the person that built the database may have assumed new responsibilities and they can no longer support a critical database in their previous department.
So what should you consider when hiring an Access Database consultant? Well, of course their ability. However, you may not be able to ascertain their abilities yourself because you don't have the experience yourself to determine this. Have a shared view session with your potential Consultant. They should be willing to devote 30 to 60 minutes reviewing your needs and then come back to you with a clear and concise scope of work with a ballpark estimate. They should include time for future meetings and debugging their deliverables.
Of course, we are hoping you choose us here at Data Control. We do indeed offer free shared view meetings and come back with scope documents and fixed prices. But you might also want to see our experience and ask our previous clients if we did a good job. So find below our previous clients and bried desciptions of what we did for them.
Here are some clients we have helped:
Glen Allen, VA
Build Access database for Fortune 500 paper and packaging company. Database manages 1 Billion of Inventory
Boone Homes, Inc.
Build access database for residential home builder: Warranty Management
Build Access database for scheduling Truck Body work
B to B Solutions
Partner / Subcontract to build Access, SQL Server, .NET applications for their clients: Chemical Engineering client DuPont, their staffing client Apex Systems, Their health industry client Result Performance, and their insurance client Affinity Group Underwriters in Richmond, VA
WSI Web Strategies
Subcontract build Access & Web applications to Pack & Ride and Vatex and a Soccer Association. We subcontracted to WSI Web Strategies to help their clients. Both are in Richmond, Virginia
Fix Access database for determining hospital emergency room time differentials