Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Microsoft Access Database in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 and more than 6 million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2016. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley region, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. The region's population of 7.2 million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. William Penn, an English Quaker, founded the city in 1682 to serve as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony. Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 at the Second Continental Congress, and the Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. Several other key events occurred in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War including the First Continental Congress, the preservation of the Liberty Bell, the Battle of Germantown, and the Siege of Fort Mifflin. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals during the revolution, and served as temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center and a railroad hub. The city grew from an influx of European immigrants, most of whom came from Ireland, Italy and Germany—the three largest reported ancestry groups in the city as of 2015. In the early 20th century, Philadelphia became a prime destination for African Americans during the Great Migration after the Civil War, as well as Puerto Ricans. The city's population doubled from one million to two million people between 1890 and 1950. The Philadelphia area's many universities and colleges make it a top study destination, as the city has evolved into an educational and economic hub. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Philadelphia area had a gross domestic product of US$431 billion in 2016, the eighth-largest metropolitan economy in the United States.[14] Philadelphia is the center of economic activity in Pennsylvania and is home to five Fortune 1000 companies. The Philadelphia skyline is expanding, with a market of almost 81,900 commercial properties in 2016, including several nationally prominent skyscrapers. Philadelphia has more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other American city. Fairmount Park, when combined with the adjacent Wissahickon Valley Park in the same watershed, is one of the largest contiguous urban park areas in the United States. The city is known for its arts, culture, and colonial history which attracted 42 million domestic tourists in 2016 who spent $6.8 billion, generating an estimated $11 billion in total economic impact in the city and surrounding four counties of Pennsylvania.[20] Philadelphia has also emerged as a biotechnology hub. We modified a complex Access database for Dekra Consulting. This database existed but was slow and unnecessarily complex. We improved the VBA code and made that application easier to understand and quicker.


Subcontract / Partner with us for your Client's database

How Partnership Works
  • 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.
  • UpTime Solutions Professional Services Group
    Network Engineering Firm in Richmond, Virginia.

    This is a 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.

Build / Fix your Access Database

How we Build and Fix an Access Database
  • 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
  • Burgess & Co.
    Fix Access database for accounting firm
  • 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.

Integrate Access with Other programs

How Integration Works
  • Hospital Hospitality House
    Developed 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Here are some clients we have helped in Philadelphia

Client

Project Description

Ritchie & Associates Ritchie is a management consulting firm headquartered outside of Los Angeles, California. They consult with Fortune 500 firm Meadwestvaco (now WestRock). They advised the paper and packaging firm to build an historical demand based Access Database. It incorporated not only ERP (SAP) sourced historical demand, but also provided advanced logistic support to this Paper and packaging corporation.

This Access database determined optimim supply levels in plants and warehouses throughout the US including Maine, North Carolina, Ohio, California, Texas, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Michigan.
DEKRA Certification, Inc. DEKRA Consulting is a Germany based company. Their Phildelphia office uses an Access Database as the backbone of their USA practice. It tracks clients, consultants, and the status of consulting project/engagements.

We took their back end Access tables and converted them to MySQL tables. We then migrated the data from the current Access database to the MySQL tables.

Now DEKRA's employees may easily use the database across the country and the world.

We provided a free Microsoft Access quote for this project and then did the work

We did this work for the DEKRA office in Philadelphia, PA.

From the Dekra Website (https://www.dekra-consulting.com/en/process-optimisation): We have a proven track record improving quality, business performance, people skills, workflows and processes of our global clients. Today our team serves a variety of industrial clients, but the core of our expertise was built in the role of preferred partner to the global automotive industry. Our strong international presence, industry expertise and close ties with the automotive trade result in high recognition amongst manufacturers, importers, dealers, independent repairer chains, suppliers and automotive service providers.

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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