Designing Your Database

The right database design enables your business to effectively manage a tremendous amount of information. Unlike spreadsheets or paper records, databases can make it easy to query specific records based on particular attributes, to create customized reports and to track relationships between several sets of data. In addition, a custom database design can provide dynamic website functionality.

Operational databases store detailed data about the operations of an organization. They are typically organized by subject entity. Essentially every major organization on earth uses such databases.
Databases can be used to analyze raw data. For example, a company might extract sales records for analyzing the effectiveness of advertising and other sales promotions at an aggregate level.

Many businesses utilize custom designed databases to:

  • Organize product information, keep track of inventory
  • Store details about product components, suppliers and pricing
  • Generate prospect lists
  • Manage customer information
  • Create dynamic website content, shopping carts as well as many other web based applications
  • Organize and keep track of the organization's money, accounting and financial dealings

With the help of a database design company, you can create a database that can greatly improve your business’ functionality, efficiency and speed while eliminating redundant data and provide a clear view of how your business performs. When you contact a database designer to work on your database application, it’s important to have a good idea of what functionality you would like to have. Doing so will ensure you have a well designed database that saves time, money, and enhances company productivity.

  • First determine what information do you would like to be able to track and organize.
  • What reports would you like to be able to view?
  • What platform will your database run on, Microsoft Windows, Linux or another?
  • Do you have any preference in terms of the user interface or programming language used to create it?
  • Should you database application be accessible via the Internet?
  • How many users will there be of your database?
  • How much security do you need (passwords, log-ins, etc.)?
  • What are your future business plans? Will your business grow considerably over the next few years?

When you are ready, contact us for a free no obligation database design consultation that would be able help you define your requirements.