Software systems and custom built databases for medical and healthcare providers.
Frequently asked questions
What do I get with my custom database?
We generally provide a framework made up of our proven building blocks, including:
Security and user roles
Search and filtering
Edit / adding of new records
Report menu, options to export to Word, PDF, Excel or printer
Administration, with maintenance of users and look-up tables
We then add the necessary functionality to meet your requirements, and this might include:
Specific screens and reports required by your application
Branding with your logos and style
Interfaces to other systems
Import of existing data
How do I know it's going to work?
Firstly, we make sure the relational database structure is sound. This represents the foundation of your system, and if not designed properly, it will never be robust.
To do this, we analyse your requirements, then develop an early prototype. This is reviewed with the client, and refined or modified where necessday. Once the database design and prototype are approved, we continue with the development of the full system
The next stage is to put it into a test system. Feedback and iterations of the design is done until user acceptance is gained. This included verifying imported data from existing systems (if applicable)
After user accpetance, we plan and implement into the live system.
We have got a home grown database: it's a real mess & the developer has left. Can you help?
We have applied our BulletProof service to many Access based systems, and wrapped them up in our robust framework.
We would need to analyse what state the system is in, and what amount of modifications and enhancements might be needed. Click here to get started.
How do we decide what technology to use?
In general, you can use this guide:
Small workgroup, within your business: Microsoft Access
Larger workgroup, within your business: Microsoft Access and SQL Server
Intranet or web access required: Microsoft .NET and SQL Server
How does the billing work?
Normally we quote for project, then invoice based on:
35% on project acceptance and prototype development
35% on setting up initial test version
30% on go-live
Each payment is made on acceptance by the client. If, for whatever reason, the project needs to be cancelled, then subsequent payments are waived.
We provide the first months support and maintenance at no extra cost.
Monthly support and maintenance is payable one month in advance. If you decide not to take up a monthly plan, we can provide support on a time and materials basis.
What does support and maintenance do you provide?
Peace of mind that your system is supported and kept up to date. In particular:
Manned telephone support
Monitored email support to our helpdesk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remote assistance using remote desktop and a Virtual Private Network where available
Planned or emergency onsite assistance (extra costs apply)
Monthly system health check
Analyse new requirements
Our on-line helpdesk lets us proritise and keep track of issues. Clients can also access the system, to review and update support tickets.
Do you have a terms of business and support agreements?