Database Development Services:
AL Systems develops custom FileMaker Pro
Databases for general businesses. If you need a
custom database, AL Systems will help your company through
the development process described below:
Take a look at a few of our
Custom Database Solutions
- Requirement Specification:
Detailed requirements are essential to the
development of a database. Often these requirements
are not known in advance, but are usually developed
through meetings between client and AL Systems.
Initial steps start with the design of input screens
and output reports and progress to the best way to
structure the database.
- Protype Design:
These requirements are converted by AL Systems
into a design prototype. This includes prototype
menu screens, input screens, output reports,
data record layouts, script functions, etc.
The client and AL Systems sort out the design details
at this stage reaching a understanding on the proper
- Database Design:
Next, the actual database is designed and coded.
With enough detailed design requirements, this stage
usually progresses smoothly depending on the complexity
of the database.
- Database Testing:
Some of the client data is imported into
the progressing database. This is necessary for adequate
design testing and debugging of the database. Such testing
often reveal unforeseen problems which require design modifications.
This is just the final part of the ongoing interactive process
between client and AL Systems to resolve the final snags.
- Installation, Data Import & Training:
After the completed
database is approved by the client, AL Systems installs the final
version of the database on the client's computers. Users are
trained in the use of this database. If necessary,
a final conversion and import of the client's data is done just
prior to using the new database.
- Follow-up Consulting:
After a custom database is completed, AL Systems will still
be available to properly support and maintain it.