MS Access Development and Support

Rapid Access Database Development That Won't Disrupt Your Business or Cost the Earth


Built to your requirements, tested to your satisfaction, installed and loaded with your current data, your system will be quick and easy to use with support and training as part of the package.

When you start working with Fruitful you start a relationship that will support you and your business well into the future.


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What Are Your Options?

There are several we can offer you: building a new database (in MS Access or another technology), fixing and supporting an existing one, or moving a database to the cloud. In addition to creating new databases, we frequently take over databases where the original developer has left the company, retired, gone out of business or has become “uncontactable”.

Alternative Technology

If you are not sure if MS Access is the best option, we can offer several alternatives. These are: to build it as an intranet or public website, or to retain the front-end and move the back-end to the cloud, using MS Azure. We will give you the technical information and guidance you need to make the best decision for your organisation and budget.


How We Understand What You Want

The first step is to discuss exactly what you want to do, either face to face or remotely. We like to see your current system and way of working. Once you are comfortable with our understanding, we will propose the various technical options available, with the advantages and disadvantages of each.

The next step is to give you a quotation for each of the possible options. In this we will describe how the system will work, screen by screen, as well as the overall process.


You Get a Fixed Price with No Surprises

We will give you a fixed price, so you can be sure of what your investment will be before starting, with no surprises later on. This will also make it easy for you to calculate the return on investment, before the project starts.

We are always available to discuss the quotation further to make sure you are comfortable and understand the proposed work.


How to Build What You Asked For

Once you have signed off the work, we will work closely with you. This includes creating a Statement of Works document that helps to iron out any smaller issues that are not covered in the quotation. The developer will make direct contact with you to talk through the project and make sure they understand completely what your overall aims are, as well as the details of the screens and processes.

At all times the developer will keep you up to date with progress, and send through screens for your approval and discussion.

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How Will Your Company Start Using It?

When the project is delivered, you will get training on how it works and be able to start testing it. As you do this and give us your feedback we will resolve any issues.

When you are happy with the system we will move your existing data over to the new system.


How We Support You

Once you have signed off the project, you get one month’s free support. This is by phone and email and we use remote access software to allow us to sort out issues on your machines very quickly. After the initial month you can choose to have a support and maintenance contract, or just call on us when you need any changes made.

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How Long Will the Project Take?

The lead time between ordering a new system and getting it installed varies from project to project, but for the small projects it can be measured in weeks, and the longer ones in months.


What You Need to Do

It’s really important that you put aside the time for the new implementation. This means responding to our requests for clarification and testing the system. We aim for the testing and implementation of the new system to take up as little of you and your staff’s time as possible. We’ll advise you on the best approach to split the work into manageable chunks, if necessary, and how to make sure the system goes live without any disruption to your business.

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Will It Integrate with My Other Systems?

Your new system will be able to interface with your existing systems; such as accounts or bespoke system, providing they allow it. There are usually several ways to connect to any system, and we will give you all the available options, and their prices, so you can make your decision based on the return on investment.

The system can connect to MS SQL and MS Azure databases.


Should I Move to the Cloud?

If you want to improve the speed and power of your MS Access database, or share it with more people than MS Access can handle, you can have the data stored in MS SQL or MS Azure. If you want to access the system from outside of the office, MS Azure gives you an economical way to do it.

Your Access database can be converted to MS SQL or MS Azure, or if it’s a new system, built in these technologies from the start.

We will advise you on the benefits and problems with each approach when we produce your quotation.

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How to Make Sure Your Staff Use the System

We believe the best way for this to happen is to provide a system that is easy to use, intuitive and quick. This will save them time and make their days easier.

There are two ways to ensure that a database runs quickly – good design and the right technology. Your database will use all the best practices to achieve the fastest speeds and where a different technology will deliver substantial benefits, we will offer it as an option.


Our Microsoft Access Developers & Consultants

Our team of MS Access Experts have built up years of experience developing Business Systems. Each Access developer has achieved this through working for several diverse organisations before joining us. Each Expert has held Key Roles on countless Access Projects, as the Designer, Consultant and Programmer using VBA (the programming language for Microsoft Access).

All our Microsoft Access Consultants are employed by Fruitful and are based in the UK.


Ready to Talk to Us?

Call us now on 0207 036 3720 (or use the button below) to talk through your requirements – usually this is no more than an informal chat. We can then suggest what the next step should be – whether it’s a face to face or remote meeting, requesting you to send through documents we can look at.


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