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Unsurpassed Analysis with Total Access Analyzer

VIENNA, VA – March 11, 2002 – FMS, Inc. announced today the release of Total Access Analyzer for Microsoft Access 2002, part of Office XP. Because Access databases often start out simple, but soon evolve into complex collections of related and unrelated objects, Total Access Analyzer provides the necessary resources to manage Access databases. Total Access Analyzer examines the entire database to provide unparalleled and comprehensive documentation, cross-reference, and diagrams, with 295 presentation-quality reports. In addition to supporting Access 2002, Total Access Analyzer offers new suggestions for improving databases and a powerful search feature.

The built-in documenter in Microsoft Access only looks at each object individually with no insight into relationships between objects. Total Access Analyzer generates this critical information that all developers need to understand and control their applications. Total Access Analyzer is recognized as the only complete documentation and analysis tool for Access. Winner of every “Best Access Add-in Award” since 1994, Total Access Analyzer generates complete object and property documentation and comprehensive analysis including detection of specific errors, suggestions and performance bottlenecks in a database. Total Access Analyzer also generates diagrams to show how the application code and data flow, extensive cross-reference reports of objects and code, and detection of unused objects and code.

Total Access Analyzer’s new features and enhancements include:

  • Support for Access 2002 to document databases in Access 2000 and 2002 format
  • New suggestions such as detecting variables assigned but not used, non-default tab order on forms, use of non-system gray color on forms, etc.
  • 30 new output reports including new reports for data access pages and queries
  • Several Access Data Project (ADP) enhancements such as supporting links to SQL Server 2000, output reports while documenting ADPs, and Quick Doc for ADPs.
  • A search feature to find strings in documented objects
  • Improved Quick Dock wizard for easier use

“Total Access Analyzer represents the culmination of the best ‘Best Practices’ in the Access development community,” said Luke Chung, FMS president and founder. “Over the years, we’ve developed numerous Access applications and rely on Total Access Analyzer to build them correctly. We’ve incorporated our best development practices into Total Access Analyzer, along with suggestions from our customers. Total Access Analyzer currently detects over 100 types of errors and potential areas of improvement. By running Total Access Analyzer on databases during development and before shipping them, developers gain powerful insight into eliminating mistakes and preventing bugs. By shipping better databases, Total Access Analyzer saves considerable time, headaches, and reputations.”

“Total Access Analyzer will not only save you time but, more importantly, it will make your deliverable more efficient and reduce code-related problems,” said Danny Lesandrini of Smart Access.  “Even the most meticulous programmers would benefit from a second set of eyes when reviewing hundreds of objects and thousands of lines of code.  With Total Access Analyzer, you get that second set of eyes.”

Product Information

Licensing is on a per developer basis. Pricing is $299 per license, $899 for five licenses, and $2999 for 25 licenses. Upgrades from previous versions are $179. Larger quantity discounts are available by contacting FMS.

Total Access Analyzer can be purchased directly from FMS, through corporate resellers, and international distributors. All FMS products offer a 30-day money back guarantee.

About FMS

Founded in 1986, FMS is a privately held software firm located in Tysons Corner, Virginia. FMS is the world’s leading developer of products for Microsoft Access developers, and a top vendor of products for the Visual Basic and SQL Server communities. With tens of thousands of customers in over 100 countries, FMS customers are comprised from a variety of public and private organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100. Committed to innovation and quality, all FMS products are developed by an in-house team of experts including several Microsoft MVPs, published authors, and conference speakers. FMS is a Microsoft Certified Partner, a Microsoft Independent Software Vender (MSDN ISV) and a member of the Association for Competitive Technology.

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