Value of a Database
Companies that make the best use of their data stand out from their
We can help you stand out by working with you to develop a database
application that will organize your data into available, useful, information.
Here is a partial list of some of the database applications we have developed
for our clients.
- Contact Management
- Course Scheduling &
- Customer Satisfaction
Analysis & Reporting
- Inventory Control
- Investment Tracking &
- Letter Generation &
- Order Entry & Invoicing
- Product Availability and
- Production Scheduling
- Travel & Expense Tracking
database application development process encompasses three fundamental
phases: design, development (coding), and implementation. Internally, we
follow a sequence of highly structured steps according to a set of documented
standards. Throughout the entire development process, we remain in close
contact with you, and we offer several checkpoints during which all work is
reviewed. However, we also make every effort to prevent you from being
burdened with the structure and standards required to ensure a successful
We begin each project by
meeting with you to define the objectives and basic specifications of the
project. There is no cost associated with the initial meeting.
We prepare a detailed proposal for each project. The proposal contains a
definition of the project, a development time line, and a capped project cost
Detailed Analysis and
The first step towards a successful database application is a detailed
analysis of the client’s needs and the requirements for the database
application. From the results of the analysis, a design for the database
application is prepared, in essence, a blueprint for the database
application’s development. The blueprint is communicated to the client in two
forms: a printed document and small application prototype. By creating a
detailed design before the database application development takes place, the
parameters that determine the cost and timelines for development and
implementation are clearly defined.
By using a combination of pre-existing and custom-coded program components,
we construct flexible, robust, modular database applications. This style of
development reduces development time and costs while simplifying the process
of making future modifications.
We develop every database application to be internally consistent in both
appearance and operational flow.
Testing on Destination
We perform most design, development, and testing activities in our own
offices. However, we do not consider testing to be complete until the
database application has been tested on your computer system using sample
data you have helped to define.
To meet your ever changing needs well into the future, many system-control
parameters, such as report definitions, are maintained in files that you can
modify, without programming.
We deliver a complete set of documentation with your database application.
The documentation is made up of two components: User Documentation that
guides operators through the use of the database application, and Technical
Documentation, which defines how the application works internally.
We stand behind our work. If, after accepting a database application, you
encounter an error in our programming, we will correct the error free of
Long Term Support
As you use your database application, we continue to listen and respond to
your needs. We are available to support you and your database application by
phone, e-mail, and on site.
For more information, Contact Us
Gamma Software, Inc.
277 Linden Street, Wellesley, MA 02482-5920
Phone (781) 235-1803
Fax (781) 235-4202