Raleigh, North Carolina

Microsoft Access Database in Raleigh, North Carolina

We've developed Access Databases in Raleigh for Progress Energy (Training tracking access database), NuFarm Pesticides (chemical Environmental Protection Agency registry web application) and The Select Group Staffing Firm (Purchase Order tracking and fulfillment tied to invoicing). These are professionally built database with advanced navigation forms, criterion for reports, and normalized table structure.

From Wikipedia: Raleigh (/?r??li/; RAH-lee)[6] is the capital of the state of North Carolina and the seat of Wake County in the United States. Raleigh is the second-largest city in the state, after Charlotte. Raleigh is known as the "City of Oaks" for its many oak trees, which line the streets in the heart of the city.[7] The city covers a land area of 142.8 square miles (370 km2). The U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population as 469,298 as of July 1, 2018.[4] It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country.[8][9] The city of Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh, who established the lost Roanoke Colony in present-day Dare County.

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Clients
  • 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
  • Epitome Systems
    Network Engineering Firm in Columbia, Maryland.

    They subcontracted us to Fix an Access database for determining hospital emergency room time differentials for their client Bon Secours in Baltimore, MD.

    This Access database was developed 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.

    This database uses extensive Forms that have built to provide the quickest data entry possible for the user.
  • Strategic Technology Systems
    Adam Mears, owner of STS contacted me to build an Access database for his client, The Snead Company, a commercial window supplier to the commercial construction industry.

    This Access database is web enabled with a SQL Server back end. Additionally it interacts with Sharepoint, providing light document management services. The Snead Company creates proposals for their clients using this Access database and then tracks the progress of those proposals to winning status (or dead status).

    Strategic Technology Systems is a full service IT company that provides consulting and support to their clients that need hardware, networks, servers, etc. running smoothly for their companies.
  • Dominion Partners
    Dominion Partners desired an Access Guru to build an access database to manage their investment banking back office operations. They contracted us for this Access Database project.
  • Holiday Signs
    Holiday Signs need an expert Access Database consultant to revise their Customer Relationship Manager application. This is an Access database that provides at-your-fingertip pipeline data to help both the salesmen and sales managers keep track of ongoing sales leads. Metrics come out of this database to help evaluate and improve sales performance.

    We are also the PHP Developer and MySQL Consultant for Holiday signs. You may find more information about these services here: Data Bolt provides PHP and MySQL consulting
  • WestRock
    Build Access database for Fortune 500 paper and packaging company. Database manages 1 Billion of Inventory
  • Greystone
    Manufacturing Firm in Toano, Virginia.

    We built a Quality tracking database that imports 1000s text files output from manufacturing machinery.

    This microsoft access database reports defects during the manufacturing process for this automotive parts manufacturer

    From Greystone website: Greystone is a global leader in the production of high volume precision machined and plated components for the automotive, aerospace, defense and industrial markets. Specializing in safety critical machining, hard chrome plating, and anodizing, we take pride in developing innovative engineering solutions to difficult problems.
  • Routt County Alcohol Council
    The Council contacted us to upgrade their Access 97 database to the current version of Access. We have to first move the database into Access 2003, and then into Access 2019 (365). The was further complicated due to a workgroup information file protecting the Access 97 database and then advanced vba code that needed modification.

    We are frustrated that Microsoft does not provide a transparent upgrade path from Access 97 directly to Access 365 (or whatever current version of Access is out today). We are further frustrated that Access discontinues support of features such as workgroup information files, pivot tables/report, Access Data Projects. So clients are forced to contact consultants like Data Control. We realize the importance of your database and the dilemma you are in. So we try to fairly price the upgrade to the new version of Access hoping that we can get future development work from you.

    To get around the Workgroup Information File issue (the client had no documentation of this which is understandable considering the database is 20 years old and the original developer long gone), we opened a new Access 2003 database and imported all of the objects. This then allowed us to open the Access 2003 database in Access 2007 and perform the final upgrade steps.

    This particular database uses advanced VBA code and expected the data file to be in a particular position on the server. If the data file wasn't there, the reports didn't work. So we searched through the code removing this requirement. We also had to modify a few of the libraries

    Routt County Alcohol Board is a non-profit serving the city of Steam Boat in Colorado. Their database is a case management and reporting vehicle for their operations.
  • Selma's Cookies
    This Access Database application also integrates with a barcode scanner and the FedEx software for creating shipping labels.

    Selma Cookies is an Orlando Cookie Manufacturing whose largest client is Disney Corporation.

    Selma found us on the internet about 10 years ago. We've been modifying and supporting her Access database since then.

    This is a customer order management database that helps Selma keep track and fulfill Yahoo orders.

    This database imports from Excel derived spreadsheets that are produced by Yahoo and stages these orders to fulfillment and shipping.

    From Selma's website:In 1990, Selma Sayin began as a passionate baker whose secret recipes warmed the hearts and satisfied the sweet tooth of friends, clients and family.

Here are some clients we have helped in Raleigh

Client

Project Description

Radon Testing Labs

Nufarm Americas Inc.

NuFarm is a pesticide chemical manufacturer based in Australia. They're office in Raleigh North Carolina initially engaged us to build an Access Database to track Environmentl Protection Agency (EPA) forms. They have over 2,000 EPA forms on file with the US Government.

Upon further conversation and discovering the intent of this chemical/pesticide client, we decided that an Access Database WAS NOT the proper solution.

They desired people AROUND THE WORLD to enter and query their application. So we built this database using PHP web pages and a SQL Server data file. You may find more information about this application at www.data-blade.com

From their website: We know that growing is about more than just crops and cultivation. It's about sunshine and rain, early mornings and hard work. It can be frustratingly unpredictable, but also wonderfully uplifting. More than anything, it's about people. Nufarm is the dependable partner behind thousands of agricultural success stories. Every day, growers around the world turn to our products and our people to help with the challenges of fighting disease, weeds and pests, and to increase crop yields.

The Select Group

One of our former Capital One clients moved to a staffing firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. As Chief Financial Officer at this new firm, he re engaged us to build an Access Database to track Purchase Orders and Timesheet information. Ease of use and quickness in handling large amounts of imported Excel data into this Access database is key for this finance/accounting department to generate their monthly invoices while staying within the budgets if each individual purchase order. This Access database imports Excel Spreadsheets full of monthly time. This time is then applied to existing, budgeted Purchase Orders. As the budget limits of the Purchase Order is reached, the user is notified that the PO is in jeopardy of being exceeded. At that point, individual time records may be split (internal access functionality that reduces and appends) amongst additional Pos. Furthermore, this mission critical Access Database also has a series of reports that allow the users to see which Pos are in Jeopardy of expiring based on the average billings/day and the number of days left in the Purchase Order contract. Lastly this administrative Access database runs Excel Exports for creating the actual invoice that is sent to this staffing firm's clients.

Progress Energy

We built a certification tracking Access database application for Progress Energy to keep help them stay in compliance. This application tracks employee certifications for nuclear power training and alerts them when certifications will expire.

We've worked on similar certification tracking applications for other clients like ClementPappas (food and beverage) and International Marine and Industrial Applicators (Military Subcontractor). The IMIA application is a PHP MySQL Application and more information may be found here: PHP and MySQL Development

From Wikipedia: Progress Energy, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a subsidiary of Duke Energy and prior to its merger with Duke Energy was a Fortune 500 energy company with more than 21,000 megawatts of generation capacity and $9 billion in annual revenues. Progress Energy includes two major electric utilities that serve approximately 3.1 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida.

Our Clients Include:

  • The Army, Defense Supply Center, Chesterfield (Richmond) Virginia - Warehouse Inventory Application subcontracted through Goodwill Industries as a prime vendor
    The Army, Defense Supply Center, Chesterfield (Richmond) Virginia - Warehouse Inventory Application subcontracted through Goodwill Industries as a prime vendor
  • The Navy, Naval Research Laboratory in Waldorf, Maryland - Inventory, Purchase Orders, Service Life Tracking Microsoft Access database subcontracted through ACSG as the prime vendor
    The Navy, Naval Research Laboratory in Waldorf, Maryland - Inventory, Purchase Orders, Service Life Tracking Microsoft Access database subcontracted through ACSG as the prime vendor
  • Pepsi Bottling Group in Somers (New York) New York - Overall Equipment Effectiveness Microsoft Access database that tracks SKU production and downtime categories to improve LEAN efficiency
    Pepsi Bottling Group in Somers (New York) New York - Overall Equipment Effectiveness Microsoft Access database that tracks SKU production and downtime categories to improve LEAN efficiency
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond Virginia - Mortality Statistic tracking for the hospital using an Access database
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond Virginia - Mortality Statistic tracking for the hospital using an Access database