The intelligent and performance conscious design of relational databases which are scalable, secure, easy to use and easy to understand.
Architects of highly efficient and performance optimised databases which sit behind apps or exist stand-alone, and experts in database migration.
Databases can be used to hold any volume of data about your business, your marketing or customers, and can be designed to output that data in a number or ways, or to analyse it to provide you with usable metrics and information.
Databases can be used to solve some of the most common business issues, and can provide you with a powerful analysis tool for marketing or operational purposes.
Holding all your customer details inside a database is the ideal way to store, search, view and maintain your customer list. With added validation you can make sure that a consistent record is held for ever customer. Having all your customer data held in a database also helps you comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) as customer data reports can be generated and data can be erased easily if requested.
If you struggle to keep track of your projects and associated tasks, a database can be created to record and track the status of each project or task, plus allow you to attach other pertinent data such as documents or resources. Having the capability to run a project status report for internal or client use is another advantage of operating a project and task database.
Sales Lead Database
Keeping track of your sales leads is a critical part of any businesses sales and marketing process, so creating a database which stores your sales leads along with their status and associated contact details and follow-up preferences will make your sales process better organised.
Although most Payroll software will hold employee information, this software is not always available to management or staff which require sight of all data or perhaps a sub-set of the data. Holding key employee information inside a database, such as their home address and start date will help you celebrate work anniversaries and assessing staff for pension scheme auto-enrolment.
We have worked with a clients across a diverse range of business sectors such as marketing, engineering and retail, designing and building databases for a wide range of purposes.View more database design examples
Frequently Asked Questions
Is my database compliant with GDPR?
In order to determine if your database is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) it would need to be reviewed by an expert. There are a number of key considerations around data accuracy, privacy, security and access which can all have implications. We can help with this, if required.
I need to move my data to a new database, can this be done?
Yes, this can be done. One key consideration is how much data you hold, and depending on that, how the process can be automated. If you have a very large database then it may require more expert knowledge to complete the task. We use a number of industry standard techniques and often develop bespoke database migration tools for specific requirements.
My database is really slow, can it be improved?
Two common causes of poor database performance is growth beyond its original design, or bad design at the outset. Performance can often be improved by reviewing the database as it currently stands and tweaking the design.
Do I need special software to use a database?
If it’s a small stand-alone database, then yes. Most small databases are designed in Microsoft Access – which comes as standard as part of Microsoft Office Professional. However, sometimes a web-based database or cloud service can be used and in this scenario you would only need a web browser such as Google Chrome to use your database.
Is it possible to setup a shared or multi-site database?
Yes but often this requires a more sophisticated database server. This does not necessarily need to be a dedicated piece of hardware – if you have a network or application server already it can perhaps be hosted on that. A shared “back-end ” database like this often needs a front-end, and this can be either desktop, mobile or web-based.
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