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Comprehensive Documentation and Analysis for Microsoft Access 2003

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VIENNA, VA – October 1, 2004 – FMS, Inc. announces the release of Total Access Analyzer for Microsoft® Access 2003. Total Access Analyzer offers comprehensive documentation and analysis of Access databases to help users and developers create better solutions with Access. Access is the world’s most popular database program and part of the Microsoft Office Professional suite.

The most accepted Microsoft Access add-in, Total Access Analyzer has won every industry “Best Access Add-in” award since 1994. Total Access Analyzer examines the entire Access database to document individual objects, cross-reference among objects, extensive code analysis, and error detection. Not only does it determine where each object is used, it also detects unused objects and code. In all, Total Access Analyzer detects over 200 “Best Practices” to flag errors and offer suggestions and performance tips to help Access users and developers create better Access solutions.

Total Access Analyzer’s newest improvements and features include:

  • Support for Microsoft Access 2003, version 11
  • Detects 218 different errors, suggestions, and performance tips (up from 166)
  • Improved object cross-referencing and module code analysis
  • Errors, Suggestions, and Performance issues can be flagged as "Reviewed". The Reviewed status of each item is retained if user documents the database again to make it easier to see new issues over time.
  • When viewing Errors, Suggestions, and Performance issues in the Documentation Explorer, the user open the flagged object to address the issue with one click.
  • The Application, Data Flow, and Object diagrams can be redrawn to show the hierarchy of a single object. The redrawn diagram can also be printed from the Documentation Explorer, allowing the user to print a report of a single object’s diagram
  • Includes 304 presentation quality reports (up from 297)

“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. We rely on our own products, namely Total Access Analyzer, to build those applications correctly. By running Total Access Analyzer on databases during development and before shipping them, developers gain powerful insight into eliminating mistakes and preventing errors. By shipping better databases, Total Access Analyzer saves considerable time, headaches, and reputations.”

“Total Access Analyzer remains one of the most essential add-ins on the market for the serious Access developer“, said Mike Gunderloy of Microsoft Online Certified Professional Magazine

Originally shipped in 1993 for Access 1.1, Total Access Analyzer 2003 is the eighth major upgrade of the product.

Licensing and Availability

Licensing is on a per developer basis. Pricing is $299 per license or $899 for five licenses. Upgrades from previous versions are $199 for a single upgrade, and $599 for five. For larger quantity orders, contact FMS directly. Separate versions of Total Access Analyzer are available for Access 97, 2000, and 2002.

Total Access Analyzer can be purchased directly from FMS, through corporate resellers, and international distributors. All physical 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 SQL Server, Visual Studio .NET and Visual Basic 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 frequent conference speakers. FMS is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a Microsoft Independent Software Vender (MSDN ISV), an Intel Early Access Program member, a member of the Association for Competitive Technology and a member of Visual Studio .NET Integration Program (VSIP).

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