Database design from Pacific Data Management.

There's an art to the process of database design. It is translating seemingly chaotic concepts into a logical sound reality. It is applying technical skills in an inherently creative manner. It is knowing when an idea is on solid ground and not just blue sky theory. It is an art we have acquired through years of database development, interface design, structured programming, and project management. Our experience provides a foundation which you can build upon.

Our founders worked at 4D (formerly ACI) - the creators of the leading relational database and client-server tools for the Macintosh. We began mastering the intricacies of client/server long before many of today's advanced tools were even available. Having leveraged that early Macintosh experience, we now build solutions that connect different types of computer systems - so you can easily communicate among PCs, Macintoshes, workstations, and servers. We create stand-alone and client-server solutions using the best databases and interface tools available. These include high-level RDBM systems such as 4D Server®, FileMaker Server®, Sybase® and Oracle®, and interface tools, such as 4D Client, FileMaker Pro®, Visual Basic® and Visual C++®. A custom designed database system from Pacific Data Management is perfectly tailored to meet your needs, able to integrate with your existing data infrastructure, and designed to grow with your organization.

And whether your operation is confined to a single site, or spread across the globe, we can build a system for you. Our system expertise ranges from stand alone systems to enterprise wide and distributed systems. Systems that will provide you with the information you need - when you need it. In these ways, Pacific Data Management provides you with complete database business solutions, not just quick technology fixes. That in itself is an art.

Where database art meets science. The process.

It's estimated that nine out of 10 systems needed by businesses haven't yet been developed because of cost, limited resources, or lack of expertise. That's where the science behind database design comes into play. At Pacific Data Management, we use an approach to database development that simplifies and accelerates the entire process. Close customer interaction. Modular project management. An iterative design process. These are the attributes that distinguish our design methods.

Naturally, it doesn't make sense for us to design without your input and feedback. We believe its essential that we work closely with you as partners-not just vendors. And as experienced professionals, we know how valuable your time is. We ask for your involvement only when it makes sense.

By breaking your project into smaller, more workable components - what we call modular project management - you can chart our progress on a real-time basis.

With our iterative design process, projects proceed from analysis, to implementation, to testing and back to analysis again.

The database design that emerges is finely tuned to your needs. At Pacific Data Management, we think of this process as the science behind database design.

We have designs on your database.

Database systems are our business. After helping scores of companies in industries ranging from telecommunications to aerospace, high-technology to education, we know what it takes to design an effective database application. We've helped companies implement decision support systems, automate call tracking, and boost invoicing and billing efficiency. Now we'd like to share that expertise with you. Let us develop a system that gives you a distinct strategic and competitive advantage. One that satisfies all of your users' needs. One that's flexible enough to grow with your business. And one that's so cost effective you can afford to create a range of new, even more tailored business-critical applications.

If you want to know more about the art and science of database design, or if you'd like to schedule an appointment, call us today.

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