An online database can give you the edge your company needs. Forget the old fashioned way of holding data on your PC in a MS Access database. That's old hat. There are many reasons why you should be using an online database:
- 1. It's always up to date> You probably have a PC at home and another at work, but you can't use them both to update your database because then one of them will be out of date and require syncing somehow. Not with an online database written in PHP and MySQL! One of the major benefits of an online database is that you view it through a standard web browser and access it over the internet, so whenever you enter or amend data, it is instantly updated on the server and the changes are immediately available to anyone else using it.
- 2. It's fast> No matter how big your MySQL database becomes, the speed you can access your data is only governed by your internet connection, and if that's broadband, then you can get at your data very quickly!
- It's secure> MySQL is an inherently secure database, and with the extra security we write into our PHP scripts you need never worry about how secure your data is.
Contact and Project Report Database - Syreford Stone Quarry
At Syreford Stone the owners wanted a database to hold architects, contractors and end users details as well as personal details of the employees at each of these, including email addresses and phone extensions. They also wanted to be able to hold details of projects they were working on, including the value of the project and start and finish times. They needed to record information about meetings their sales team held with the architects and contractors, and needed this information to be available to any of their team at any time. Very often their sales team would be away from the office for a couple of days, so it made sense for an online database to be used. The relational database we provided for them allowed reports to be created showing the total value of the projects by architects and by contractor, so they could make decisions about what discounts to offer their frequent users.
Lead Generation Website and Database - EnergySaversUK
EnergySaversUK obtain leads for companies in the energy saving and alternative energy markets. They required a simple, clean website with Search Engine Optimisation and using google adwords to drag viewers to their site. Once there, the viewer enters their contact details and this goes into an online database. EnergySaversUK would then once a day send a list of these details to solar panel fitters, home insulation installers and ground source heat pump suppliers, and receive a fee for each contact. It was important to have an online database that could grow with the increase in traffic, and that could be used by a large number of people at once. We created and hosted the website, did the SEO, formulated and ran the adwords campaign, wrote and hosted the database and provided daily reports.