Database Analysis & Design
In layman's terms, this means we will gather information about the nature of your
need. We will take this information and create the infrastructure for the computer
to hold the required data (ie, the database). Finally, we will create a set of
screens, reports and other supporting items to enable you to enter data and
retrieve information from your system.
What We Do
Simply put, we create custom computer software. Perhaps you've used personal
finance software such as Quicken that helps you keep up with your personal
finances. Quicken satisfies a common need for individuals, but businesses and
organizations may need to have an application to track tasks unique in its type of
operation (such as loans processed or widgets produced). So, we create
applications for them that will typically contain a set of data entry screens and
accompanying reports based on a particular need that cannot be met with
commercially available software.
The following are the components of the services we provide:
A typical client's needs can take many forms. In some cases, a pencil and paper
system needs to be computerized so that a manual process can be made more
Another case is a simple system developed with spreadsheets that has become
unwieldy due to rapid growth of operations, requiring a transition to a full blown
database. In fact, a article published in the July 1993 issue of the Journal of
Accountancy indicated the number one concern among CPAs doing
management consulting was the overuse of spreadsheets. Spreadsheets are a
great tool and certainly have their place, but the more critical parts of your
management information system may need to move beyond them.
Yet another situation may be a system developed in a simple database such as
Microsoft Access which needs to have a more robust design and moved to a more
capable back end. These are very typical scenarios and we can successfully
deliver solutions in all of these situations.
Delton Lee Consulting, Inc.
What We Do