When the Canadian Consulate wanted a system to manage and reconcile budgets across their portfolio of global projects, it turned to Help4Access, to build a Microsoft Access database application and ODBC-based system to extend its existing Siebel System.

The system needed to integrate information across the entire portfolio of global projects providing the ability to track budgets and reconcile estimated project costs with actuals.

According to Sasha Froyland, Help4Access Founder and CEO, “Microsoft Access is the perfect tool to extend Enterprise Systems such as Siebel. Microsoft Access is the fastest prototyping tool in the world and delivers a working product in a fraction of the time required to develop an enterprise level solution.”

Help4Access’s Engineering team quickly turned the consulate’s high-level business requirements, requiring hundreds of programming hours, into high-quality, bug-free, application code in much less time than it would have taken to develop similar functionality within the Siebel system.

Extracting the project data directly from the Consulate’s Siebel system, the Help4Access team developed an MS Access database to enable budget tracking and analysis across the Consulate’s entire portfolio of global projects.

“We leveraged all our core competencies to complete this critical project for the Canadian Consulate. Our business analysts and Engineering team worked closely with the Consulate to deliver a database application tightly integrated with their Siebel system,” explains Froyland. “Our extensive set of application templates enables us to deliver projects in less time and with fewer resources than any other application development company. Our agile project management and core code base make Help4Access the fastest database application development shop in the world.”

While many people think of MS Access as a standalone tool, it opens up a realm of possibilities when used to extend existing Enterprise Systems including:

  • Rapid prototyping of “what if” scenarios with minimal investment
  • Faster time to market for add-on features and services
  • Reduce back office time by automating manual processes
  • Better resource utilization of Enterprise Systems engineers

Froyland sums it up by saying “Our use of MS Access to extend the Consulate’s Siebel system illustrates the innovative ways that MS Access can be applied to solve business critical requirements for organizations of any size. Custom software solutions developed by Help4Access on the Microsoft Access platform have the perfect balance of performance, low cost and low risk that all come together to deliver a very high rate of return.”

About Help4Access
Founded by Sasha Froyland, Help4Access has successfully completed more than 800 custom database applications to companies that range in size from large Fortune 500 to small start up companies in every industry.

Help4Access has been in business since 1994, is a Microsoft Certified Partner with a focused dedication to delivering Microsoft Access solutions and is uniquely capable of offering exceptionally deep world-class database consulting services to their customers. Help4Access’s highly experienced business analysts and engineering team are able to automate back-office tasks and reduce or eliminate an organization’s dependency of siloed data trapped in Excel spreadsheets. Help4Access continues to operate under the founding principals of growing their business one successful customer at a time.

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