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Freelance Microsoft Access Developer, Developing and Supporting systems created in all versions of Access
Access 97, Access 2000, Access 2003, Access 2007, Access 2010

 
My name is Dennis McDermott, I am a freelance programmer/systems developer who specialises in the creation of sophisticated yet simple computer systems for your business, primarily using Microsoft Access. I can brand your system with your company colours and logo.

I write bespoke tailor-made office software that grows with your enterprise and your budget. I am able to work on a fixed-price, fixed-timescale basis so you know exactly what you are getting for what price, enabling you to be firmly in control of your IT budget.

With over 25 years experience in the computer industry, I can quickly and expertly analyse your business and discuss a way forward in creating a solution for your company.
I am a Microsoft Access Database Specialist who is ready to create a system to help your business, please browse my website, perhaps read what my customers say and when you are ready, contact me

Why hire me as your Access specialist?
Why hire me as your Access specialist?

A Difficult Decision
It's always a difficult decision deciding who is going to provide you with a professional service, there are many MS Access Database Developers who do not have sufficient real-world experience, and here I would like to present a brief summary of the reasons why I believe you should select me to undertake your Access Database Design and Development.

What areas of business do I cover?
I have created systems to help businesss in many sectors, for example I have developed systems to computerise and streamline the following; Order Processing, Manufacturing Control, Project Tracking, Job Tracking, Invoice Production, (CRM) Customer Relationship Management, Property Management, Custom Pricelist Creation.

So as you can see, it really does not matter what line of business you are in, I can help.

Steve Brierley QA / H&S Manager, Metal Cleaning UK and Standish Metal Treatment said "Explaining the step by step process of a shot blasting and painting operation is not very easy. However, Dennis soaked up the information, I cannot think of a time when I had to explain these complex processes more than once."  See my testimonials

Experience
I am an experienced Microsoft Access Developer. I have been developing Database systems since 1980 and have run my own freelance software consultancy and development business since 2001.

I am skilled in all aspects of software development, quickly gaining an understanding of your business, writing specification documents in plain language. Programming, testing, and installation on your PC or network.

I have undertaken development of commercial database applications for all types of companies from small independent enterprises to large blue chip companies such as Canon, and GEC Marconi. I have worked with businesses in many sectors, including Medical, Manufacturing, Retail, Property and Services.

Microsoft Partner

I am a Microsoft partner and like to keep abreast of all the latest computing technologies.

Clear Speaking
I pride myself on speaking to my clients in a clear non-technical manner they understand, I work with clients with different levels of database knowledge, from those that are not sure what a database can achieve for their business, to those that have a knowledge of developing Access Database systems themselves, but perhaps need help with a specific task in an area where they have less experience.

Guy Davis of Hiltongrove Business Space said "Service, Quality, Price, It's true, you rarely get any of the two above with any organisation, but Dennis McDermott provides all three."  See my testimonials

Cost Effectiveness
What does it cost to have an Access Database Developed
How am I Cost Effective?
You can hire me on an hourly basis, or on a fixed price for a project, so you have no need to pay contractors rates for someone who you will be paying during downtime, I monitor time spent on your project electronically and only bill for that time.

How do I know what you require from your database system?
I will discuss your requirements with you, I will probably request paper copies of the way you do things currently, talk about how you would like your database to operate, make suggestions, I will then write a document detailing my comprehension of your requirements to ensure there are no misunderstandings. I will not undertake any development work until you are happy I have grasped your needs completely, thereby ensuring no time and money is wasted due to misunderstandings.

Minimum Disruption to your business
I undertake the development of your system at my home based office, thereby I cause no distraction to your employees; I can undertake installations at times that suit you, perhaps out of normal office hours.

Kevin Adams of Almond Art said "I would certainly not hesitate to contact Dennis again and I am happy to recommend his professional services to anyone."  See my testimonials

Why not do it yourself?
Could I do it myself?, am I a programmer or developer?
Perhaps I could do it myself, it can't be that difficult
Many of my clients do, as I mentioned above, I have clients with various levels of experience.

Quite often a client may be able to undertake a good deal of the development themselves, at that point they call on me to implement some of the more difficult features they require.

Lucy Stephenson, Project Manager, Advice North Lincolnshire said "Dennis was fantastic from the beginning and I can only commend him for his endless patience and ability to communicate technical information in a way that could be understood by those with limited Microsoft Access knowledge."  See my testimonials

This normally involves some programming in VBA (Visual Basic for Applications)

However if you do not have experience of developing Access Database systems, and terms like normalisation, referential integrity, naming convention, sub routine, function, parameter (sorry, I only used those terms to make a point!) mean nothing to you, then I would suggest you would be better off to contact me.