All About Databases By Design
Databases By Design was formed in 2006 by Nick Stewart after 25 years in IT development and database design. Nick has been working with MS Access and Visual Basic since 1994.

The company is based in Wellington and has clients all over New Zealand. These clients cover a variety of industries including oil, transport, recycling, central government, local government and sports management.

The bulk of our business is developing new applications. We develop database applications that are designed specifically for individual business requirements. They have all the benefits of a powerful relational database and all the features of a friendly forms-based user interface.

We have also developed several 'package' solutions (some in partnership with other companies) for specialised groups.
These are:
Touchweigh for unattended weighbridge control
• HRIS (Human Resource Information System)
• Bin Hire Management for skip bin hire companies
• Hawkeye 600 for Squash Access Control

Our company also provides other related services:

• MS Access database repairs
• MS Access database audits or evaluations
• data model (or schema) design
• conversions from old MS Access versions
• Access migrations to SQL Server
• development help and advice
• maintenance and enhancement of existing MS Access databases


In developing and enhancing database applications, there are several goals that we always have:

  1. complete understanding of your business
  2. correct data design
  3. intuitive forms
  4. reporting options that cope with future requirements
  5. full utilisation of the power of MS Access
  6. bug free software
  7. delivery on-time
  8. timely on-going support
  9. satisfied clients

We see the development of an application involving several overlapping steps:
  1. Understanding the business and user requirements [more details..]
  2. Designing the database [more details..]
  3. Developing and implementing the application in stages [more details..]
  4. Supporting the system [more details..]
  5. On-going enhancement [more details..]


What's the cost of database development?
Our standard hourly rate is $100 excl GST
We are happy to provide fixed quotes or work by the hour.


Do you want see some examples from our database applications? If so, click here
 

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