Examples Of Databases
Financial programs * Inventories * Contacts * Product Specifications * Shopping Carts * Asset Listings * Production Schedules * Production Planning * etc
are all examples for Databases. However, in most cases they are not setup to communicate very well with each other.
E.g. financial programs are not designed for sophisticated mass mail-outs or production control. Production control and planning programs in return often do not offer to register productivity, cost or other parameters important to calculate the true “landed cost” etc.
In your particular case, you probably found out that your sales department works from one database, the purchasing from another, the production again from another and so on. You often will have to piece the puzzle and are relying on the operator to make the right queries or base the queries on the same periods.
A really important and efficient solution is to combine various databases in one, network them and rely on the data which have to be entered only once. You can reduce the paperwork, filing or finding same and can reproduce the data in any type of Form or Report. You can create reports based on certain data, manipulate them and change large reports instantly.
How do you know what is the true “landed cost” for item X, Y, Z? …
What is the change in cost, once the vendor puts in a price increase of 5% and maybe the labor cost went up another $0.20/ hr at the same time?
How long would it take you to run that math for all your products? The database would only need the change of the vendor price and your change in $/hr and it will calculate all the changes throughout the entire system. At the click of a button, you can generate the updated sales price lists, commissions, or anything else linked to the prices. You can prepare sets of reports which can be provided to authorized personal. The accessibility can be limited with passwords. Best of all, you can start with a small database and expand upon it.
We can get you started, train your people and you can go from there & and you can further modify yourself, if you prefer.
In today’s world, you will need to know precisely your productivity/ efficiency so you can make price concessions, offer necessary price increases or reasonable discounts and keep control over your company. You need confidence in your operation, be it in production or administration, and the correct database system will mirror your company on a the computer. The layout can be made simple and easy. Operational sequences can be programmed which can force the operator to process data in a pre-determined order.
When setup correctly, all it takes is the click of one bottom and you will have the data in the form you would like to have it on your screen!
You may think it will take a lot of time to set this up, change over to a new system; you may think you loose important data in the transfer into a database!
It will be our job to help you with this! Chances are that most of the data which are existent on a computer can be imported into a new database or copied and pasted, without loss of data.
Create & modify your own database to keep track & analyze data.
E.g. If you have a manufacturing, construction, or service oriented company, we can teach you how to create a database reflecting your operation, basically in a virtual world.
- Receiving goods,
- Production planning,
- Entering data during the production,
- Production quality control,
- Price lists,
- Production control documentation,
- Cost analysis throughout each single production process,
- Tracing the goods,
- Quality controls,
- Raw material inputs,
- Warehouse locations,
- Dispatch and shipping docs, labels, packing slips, certificates, etc.
- Manhours input and grouping them to the production processes,
- Maintenance & schedules,
- Depreciation schedules,
- Production cost analysis/ machine/ division, etc.
- Productivity analysis,
- Limited user access to certain areas in the network,
- Endless reports,
- Efficiency analysis,
- Search for data, match, compare etc.
- Networking amongst many computers,
- Linking to the internet,
- … program down to the SAP-systems,
- Producing data you can use for your financial programs to import or as a supplement for taxation,
- … the list could continue for another few pages, but we stop here!
Another good advantage is, once you have created the database, you can build on it. It can be designed especially for your corporation. A system which could cost 10s of thousands of $ can be build over time, step by step, on demand.
We can provide you with some modules to start off with, or we can program the complete system as you need it, together with your people or off site, if you prefer to outsource.
Our system can be as efficient as you allow it to be, because the degree of atomization depends almost only on the degree of programming you want to put into it.
Our programs will safe you time and provide confidence in your business.
You can call us for a free consultation.