Awards, Reviews, and Customer Comments for Total Access Analyzer
Winner of every Best Access Add-in award since 1994 and more awards than
any other Access product, Total Access Analyzer is the world's premier
database analysis and documentation program for Microsoft Access.
Discover why so many developers rely on Total Access Analyzer to help
them deliver better and more robust Access applications:
Published Product Reviews
Total Access Analyzer is a solid product that any Access developer
should have in their toolbox; and one that will pay for itself in
short order. (Review)
Northwest Database Services,
Portland Access User Group
I find that clients are impressed and comforted when I provide them
with detailed documentation about the applications that I build. Total
Access Analyzer is an easy-to-use tool that quickly generates
documentation sure to impress just about any boss or client. (Read
Alison Balter, Trainer, Author of Mastering Microsoft Access
I could summarize Total Access Analyzer in one sentence:
"You have to have this program!"
Thomas Wagner, Access-Office-VB Advisor Product Review
...an indispensable tool for debugging, analysis and documentation.
Dave Chowning, Access-Office-VB Advisor Product Review
The only way to really know what's going on in your database. I
especially like its module analysis and the way it catches unused
variables and procedures.
Ken Getz, Microsoft MVP and Access Author
An indispensable utility that comprehensively documents Access
databases... Every serious Access user should own a copy.
Paul Litwin, Editor of Smart Access
Total Access Analyzer remains one of the most essential add-ins on
the market for the serious Access developer.
Mike Gunderloy, Microsoft Online Certified Professional
Total Access Analyzer is a unique tool. If you want to know
everything there is to know about your Access database - and I do mean
everything - use Total Access Analyzer.
Thomas Wagner, Access-Office-VB Advisor Product
After running the documenter on a second database I began to panic,
thinking that perhaps I had overwritten the documentation of my first
database (which required an hour to compile). I scrambled for the user
manual (it comes with a printed manual) and quickly located the
section, Selecting Another Output Database to View. Yes, multiple
output databases are saved for future reference and comparison. Over
time you could collect what amounts to "snapshots" of your database
schema, objects and their properties. That's a great feature!
Danny Lesandrini, Database Journal
While the amount of detail generated by Total Access Analyzer is
extraordinary, the product is easy to use - all its features are
available through push buttons or check boxes.
John Taschek, PC Week Product Review
It's a superb add-in. Every Microsoft Access user and developer
should own a copy.
David Risher, Access Product Manager, Microsoft
Total Access Analyzer is an amazing product that Iíve relied on and
recommended for years. Itís a huge time saver.
Sal Ricciardi Programming Writer, Microsoft Corporation
I've had great success with Total Access Analyzer.
James Shields, CEO, Mabry Software, Inc.
I must say I love Total Access Analyzer! Whenever I get a DB
application built by a not-so-professional, the first thing I do is
run it through Total Access Analyzer. It saves my hours if not days of
manually finding the flaws.
Bill Mosca, Microsoft Access MVP
In response to a question about getting a third party Microsoft
"The best tool is Total Access Analyzer"
Boyd Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVP, Access Author
I've always found Total Access Analyzer to be a great source of information about your database. I also use
Total Access Detective, which is great for determining the differences between two Access databases.
LSMConsulting, Microsoft Access Database "Prodigy", Experts-Exchange
I've been using Total Access Analyzer in its various
versions since 2000 - it's a 'must have' tool for me. (This
is a big deal - I seldom endorse anything!)....First act
when I take over a db is run Total Access Analyzer so I've
got a proper idea of what I'm dealing with. It's also the
last thing I do on my way out the door. I always do several
comprehensive sets of TAA reports for my clients - a set
saved as PDFs on a network share, another 2 sets of pdf
burned to CD (one for my own files), plus one printed set
for the manager and one for the support guys.
John O'Rourke, Application Developer, Forest Hills, NY
I used Total Access Analyzer to create a data dictionary for our 12
products in less than one week. Before using Total Access Analyzer, I
avoided doing this for ~2 years because I did not think I would ever
have the time to complete the project. I used this information to
reduce the number of data names from ~3000 to under 500. It 'paid' for
itself in one week.
Ron Lyon, MedIntelligence, Sacramento, CA
The product is great! I had four Access databases with linked tables
to SQL Server. Each database had some 60 forms, 80 ODBC linked and/or
local tables, 200 queries, and around 100 reports each. I needed to
clean up and combine these database front-ends and their respective SQL
back ends. I don't know if I would have accomplished this with out using
Total Access Analyzer. With the use of this tool I was able to clean up
the VBA in all modules (get it to a compiled state). I was able to cross
reference every object in the database (down to the field) such that I
could find and remove unused objects and or correct errors.
Dave Patrick, Microsoft MVP
Windows NT Operating Systems
Well, I took the plunge and purchased it. It's &%#@*&% great!
FMS and their software has saved my keister more times than I can
count. They have been documenting my applications since 1994. They
have been "agenting" for some of my customers since 2000. Just the
documentation tools of Total Access Analyzer helped me write better and more streamlined
code by nagging me into it.
Total Access Analyzer solves
Access documentation headaches for good! It not
only saves weeks of time in documenting Access
databases, it's also easy to understand and has
a great user interface.
Daine Niemand, KPMG, South Africa
Your software products are very high quality and
extremely helpful for us. They aided us greatly
in achieving a better quality of programming!
Thank you very much for your hard work on the
newest version of Total Access Analyzer!
Tilo Schinke, Germany
Iíve been using Total Access Analyzer for about 5 years now. I use
Total Access Analyzer almost exclusively for analysis of a database,
and especially when Iím taking on a project that someone else built.
The application is invaluable for getting documentation started,
analysis of the design, design flaws, and especially getting an
understanding for the overall feel of the application. Iíve
recommended this product to numerous friends, and convinced my
currently employer to make it a standard part of a new PC build for
developers and analysts.
Richard Kline, Developer III / Team Lead, Litton Loan Servicing
I have only been at my current company for 4 months developing the
in-house systems. It is never easy inheriting somebody else's work, but
is made particularly difficult here, as we do work for the
pharmaceutical industry and everything we do has to meet stringent 'Good
Laboratory Practice' guidelines. This means we have to rigorously test
and document everything. Total Access Analyzer has proved invaluable in
assisting me in this testing and I am delighted to get my hands on the
shipping product - especially as we have a Government inspection on
Monday and I can now get all the paperwork right up to date!
Peter Schmidt, Developer
I have been a fan of FMS since about 1996 when I found your free 3D
text add-in for Access 2.0!! I was in college at the time and found
your site to be a fantastic resource for learning about Access. I
currently use the Total Access Analyzer here at work. It's awesome.
Dave Totzke, Andrťs Wines Ltd.
Total Access Analyzer is great. It has improved my code, kept my
boss happy about documentation and is easy and intuitive to use. Great
T. Williams, Australia
One day when I was checking out the FMS homepage I took a look at
Total Access Analyzer and found that it might be worth checking a bit
closer. I downloaded the free demo and took a tour. It had the
printout functions that I had been looking for and it had so much
more. I now have my own copy and I feel sorry for those who don't -
this is THE TOOL!
Hugo Pedersen, Denmark
Total Access Analyzer has saved me a lot of time. It's THE program to
keep overview in large Access applications, and is also very handy for
W.M.J. Kruse, Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij B.V., The
Total Access Analyzer is the most comprehensive analysis tool for
Access development that money can buy. It pays for itself with your very
first analysis run against an MDB.
Wayne Macaulay, Cybermed Corporation, Cary, NC
Total Access Analyzer saved me weeks of code cleaning and greatly
enhanced my applications' performance!
Kevin Mullins BSC, KDM Technologies, London, England
The Total Access Analyzer is a must have tool for any Access
developer! Until Total Access Analyzer, there was no easy and quick
way to fully document and understand the architecture of an Access
database. This tool paid for itself the first time my team used it and
continues to pay for itself over and over. This tool is critical when
reverse engineering databases we have inherited from other developers.
When a developer has not incorporated good development practices,
understanding the database architecture has been like trying to
navigate the New York subway system without a map. Total Access
Analyzer allows us to map out the database to start making sense of
how the various objects are being used. We can then begin to eliminate
unused objects. Finally we start figuring out how to clean up the
database. Using traditional methods (lots of wasted time hand mapping
the system) this could take days. Now we can do it in matter of
minutes. Another tool that has proven helpful is
Total Access Detective.
The ability to compare objects can help us to quickly tell the
difference between various objects with in different versions of a
Chris Kunicki, Senior Associate, Team Technical Lead, Plural, NY
My company has purchased Total Access Analyzer.
As the primary developer here, I can say that I
love Access Analyzer. I wish I'd had this a year
ago! Thanks to the entire FMS team!
Part way through the development cycle, near a critical delivery
date of the application, I had a problem with my Access database and
ran Total Access Analyzer. I used the Module and Field XREF to locate
several modules and fields that were inadvertently being used in
calculations. It proved extremely useful in locating what I needed,
and I was able to deliver the application to the client.
Roger Giesel, CCI