Microsoft Access Consulting, Programming and Developer Services from FMS

The Best Microsoft Access Development Services

Microsoft Access Consulting Services

Microsoft Access Consulting ServicesAs the world's leading developer of Microsoft Access products, we have extensive experience creating Microsoft Access applications. Our products address a variety of customer needs and environments, often in places we've never visited. That requires skilled Microsoft Access developers, database and programming knowledge, and a rigorous process for software excellence.

Our consulting team provides this expertise when creating custom Microsoft Access databases for your mission. Whether it's single or multi-user, a simple desktop solution or integration with your enterprise SQL Server databases, let our firm and Microsoft Access programmers assist you. Our Access database developers are full time FMS employees, located at our headquarters, and experienced with all types of Access applications. Leverage our expertise to create great Access solutions that are cost effective, timely, fast, secure, and maintainable as your needs evolve.

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Microsoft Jet Database Engine Programmer's Guide written by FMSThe Most Experienced Microsoft Access Developers Outside of Microsoft

We literally wrote the book on Microsoft Access software development.

Microsoft Recognizes Our Expertise with Microsoft Access and SQL Server

  • Microsoft's Access development team in Redmond, WA uses our Microsoft Access programming services
  • We wrote portions of the Microsoft Access user manuals
  • Our papers and content are used on MSDN and online help
  • Microsoft Press selected us to write the Microsoft Jet Database Engine Programmer's Guide
  • We headed a national Microsoft Access to SQL Server Upsizing campaign
  • Microsoft profiled us as one of three consulting firms at their Tech*Ed Conference discussing Let's Talk about Software Consulting as a Business and several other videos
  • FMS is a Microsoft Certified Partner since 2003Microsoft MVPWe have Microsoft MVPs on staff. Our founder and President, Luke Chung, is a Microsoft MVP for Access.
  • We are a Microsoft Gold Certified partner (since 2003)
  • We were among the first adopters of MSAccess and witnessed its rise as featured by Microsoft (Microsoft Access history)

Industry Recognition

  • We are industry thought leaders and popular presenters at conferences and user groups around the world.
  • We create the most popular MS Access products used by tens of thousands of customers in over 100 countries. Our products have won over 40 industry awards.
  • Our web site and email newsletter are among the most popular resources of information, tips, and techniques for the Microsoft Access community.
  • We offer custom Access database applications for a wide range of clients from small to large, across the private and public sectors.
  • We have established processes for creating and implementing Best Practices, and a Quality Assurance process to ensure compliance.

Our Microsoft Access Consulting Services

We provide a variety of Microsoft Access development services:

  • Strategic planning on how, where, and when Microsoft Access should be used in your organization, how to best support existing Access databases, and how to maximize your investment in Access over time.
  • Support for all versions of Access including migrating databases to Microsoft Access 2010 and 2013
  • Microsoft Access and SQL AzureCloud computing including integration with Microsoft Azure Windows and SQL Azure
  • Support for all implementations of Access including individual, network/workgroup, and enterprise
  • Reviewing and applying Best Practices to existing MS Access applications:
    • Finding and fixing errors
    • Implementing new features
    • Performing structural optimization and improving performance
    • Establishing administrative processes to ensure the health of your application and lowering the cost and risk of ongoing maintenance
    • Reviewing security, scalability, and maintenance issues
  • New application design, VBA programming, and integration with existing applications and databases
  • System administrative solutions to manage multiple Access versions, and centrally manage distributed systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server DevelopersDetermining which applications should evolve from Microsoft Access to SQL Server and why
  • Upsizing your MS Access databases to SQL Server
  • Migrating existing Access application to a new platform such as Visual Studio ASP.NET and SQL Server for Windows or the web
  • Microsoft LightswitchLeveraging related technology such as Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio LightSwitch, and SharePoint
  • Creating hybrid solutions that leverage your existing investment in Access with new features to extend it to the web, mobile devices, and other platforms
  • Quality Assurance team and Best Practices processes to maximize the quality of our deliverables
  • Any other needs related to Microsoft Access application design, prototyping, development, testing, documentation, deployment, testing, and support.

In business since 1986, FMS has a proven track record of supporting customers and creating solutions that are supportable over time. With our strong ties to the Microsoft Access team, we can anticipate future trends to maximize your technology investments.

Examples of Our Custom MS Access Programming Work

Our Microsoft Access programmers have created a wide range of MS Access solutions that improve the way people work and give their organizations a competitive advantage. Here are some examples:

  • Case Study of Microsoft Access Database CommercializationApplying our experience to convert an internal survey analysis solution into a commercial application (case study)
  • Improving insight and communications with reporting systems containing statistical analysis and automated, personalized email broadcasts to contacts
  • Compliance and personnel management for training and tracking international medical providers
  • Efficacy and cost modeling of medical treatments
  • Microsoft Access Application for the National Archives in Washington DCConverting paper-based forms into an electronic system with management reports (National Archives)
  • Customer retention and referral solution for improving customer service and loyalty
  • Workflow automation and tracking to improve accuracy, reduce costs, and increase efficiency
  • Financial management system for commercial real estate properties
  • Cost modeling of staffing and training personnel for protecting physical locations
  • Fleet management system to support municipal trash pick up services, staffing and equipment
  • Pricing models for construction, equipment manufacturers and international logistics
  • Web searching system to assist law enforcement trying to find Internet predators
  • Customer resource management (CRM) and asset tracking
  • Human resources systems to manage payroll and adjustments
  • Upgrading legacy databases to the latest versions of Microsoft Access and adding new functionality

Creating New Solutions and Migrating to Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server Consulting ServicesWhether it's single user, multi-user on a network, migrating Microsoft Access to SQL Server, and/or integrating with the web and other systems, FMS will maximize your investment in Microsoft Access. We have an extensive code library, deep database experience, and a process to guarantee success. We can also build .NET and SQL Server applications from the ground up based on solutions you've created in Access, Excel, Visual Basic 6, and other platforms. We also support cloud deployment to SQL Azure and Windows Azure.

Where and Who Our Microsoft Access Developers Serve

FMS is located in Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC and close to Maryland. Our clients include:

Our Microsoft Access consultants serve many local clients in the Mid-Atlantic, Washington DC metropolitan area. We also have clients across the country from New York to California, and Florida to Alaska, plus international clients. Some of solutions are deployed around the world with language localization support.

Quality Service and Results at a Competitive Price

Let FMS be your Microsoft Access partner. With our experience, extensive code library, and tested processes, FMS can leverage your existing investments in Access at very competitive prices.

Consulting Rates and Quotes

FMS can work in a fixed price or time and material basis depending on your situation. Hourly consulting rates vary depending on the work requested, the people assigned, and the size of the project. Consulting fees range from $125 to $195 per hour, and are generally around $150/hour. Lower rates are available for clients who commit to an ongoing monthly service level agreement.

World Class Microsoft Access Help

The hourly rates are for the work we provide. We often add features we've previously built for no additional cost. Take advantage of our experience and best practices techniques from developing countless solutions in a wide variety of environments including different versions of Microsoft Access, operating systems, and language localization.

Discover how our staff of full-time Microsoft Access consultants can help you create great custom Microsoft Access database solutions and when necessary, migrate them to other platforms such as SQL Server, ASP.NET, and the Internet. We can also provide staff with security clearances.

Contact Us

We understand that trust takes time. We can start small to establish our relationship, and prove that we can generate a high return on your investment. We are confident our experienced developers will show you that high quality and innovation does not require higher cost.

Call 703-356-4700 or email us at to speak to our professionals about our Microsoft Access consulting services.
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