Visual Agent is a real find, a rare combination of ease of use, and bang
for the buck. In the end, no other competitor even comes close."
Wagner, Product Review in MS Office and VBA Developer
More Rave Reviews
Awards, Reviews, and Customer Testimonials
|Middleware and Data Connectivity
||Best Middleware &
|Most Useful Peripheral Tool
||Best VB Add-in
Reviews and Customer Testimonials
"It's not very often that one runs into a product that is
useful to so many members of an IT team. A network administrator can
use it, because data backup is typically something assigned to this
person; a corporate developer or DBA can use it to maintain Jet
databases in their optimal state; and a consultant can use its e-mail
notification capabilities. It's so easy to run that, in a pinch, even
a power user can use it. Total Visual Agent is a real find, a rare
combination of ease of use, and "bang for the buck." In the end, no
other competitor even comes close!"
- Thomas Wagner, Product Review in MS Office and VBA Developer
"The FMS Total Visual Agent does more than repair, compact and
backup backend Access databases. It really is a pretty general
database administration tool. It can make archive copies, send these
to zip files or put backup or archive copies in other directories or
on other file servers, and you can establish automatic schedules for
all these things. It also can read the databases to find out how
many records are currently in the various tables, how many fields of
what types, and produces a bunch of statistical reports about this
kind of stuff. This is extremely useful in a multi-user community
when you're trying to keep track of the stuff that's being entered,
it's sizes, etc. It doesn't care how many Access databases it's
supposed to manage, and I've even found that I can deploy it to
reach down to some key PC's and maintain the DB's on those. While
it's possible to write code to do all this yourself, this tool
provides very good value for the money and is a good investment for
any medium to large-size organization. This is one of the few things
I've found more much more useful to purchase than to write myself."
- Forester, Expert Exchange
"I knew Total Visual Agent was a great product, but I needed it to
run as an NT service. When the new version came out, I bought it the
- Louis Levine, Senior Vice President, NGP Software, Inc. Case Study
"I often use this wonderful tool to schedule complex management reports to run in the middle of the night. Total Visual Agent runs
the reports when no one is in the system. This means that processing involved in creating the reports does not degrade the performance of
users trying to get their jobs done during the day...the reports are ready waiting for the users when they arrive at the office in the
- Alison Balter, Author of Mastering Access Desktop Development
"My clients absolutely loved and depended on the previous Total Access Agent product. It allowed them to schedule a
'no fuss, no muss' backup, repair and compact in the middle of the night. The new Total Visual Agent product blows the doors off the
prior version. This utility is a 'must have' for anyone using Microsoft Access databases for important business applications. I
can't wait to get all my clients upgraded!"
- John Viescas, Microsoft MVP, Author of Running Microsoft
"At my work I had to be able to retrieve some data
from our AS/400 and 'publish' them to a Access application that runs
at one of our production sites. When this application is done
working with the data, they have to be exported to a Informix SQL
system running on a SCO Unix. This was setup using ODBC and I them
made some queries to transfer the data and made some macros that
made all this easy to do in one step. I then had only one problem -
how to do this without any user input. I took a tour on the net and
found Total Visual Agent and saw that this could be the solution to
my problems. And I must say that it was. 30 minutes after
installation the project was up and running completely
automatically. And I got compacting and backup-options for free. I
can only recommend this product to others that has to deal with
- Hugo Pedersen, Bigfoot, Denmark
"I bought the Agent product six months ago, and I find
that it is an extremely useful timesaving program. It operates so
intuitively that reading the manual is practically unnecessary."
- Gershon Shain, Rehovot, Israel
||Review Total Visual Agent
January 2002, Microsoft Online Certified Professional Magazine
||Database Maintenance Relief
January 2001, Access/VB Advisor, pp. 10.
||Total Visual Agent FMS' Database
May 2000, MS Office & VBA Developer, pp. 58-59.
||Total Access Agent Is Better than Backup
March 1997, Access/VB Advisor, pp. 12-14.
||A Couple of Gems from FMS: TA Agent and TA
September 1996, Smart Access, pp. 6-9.
||Total Access Agent
July 1996, Visual Programming++.
||Tool for Database Upkeep is Administrator's Dream
April 15, 1996, PC Week, page 75.