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ASP consultants turn your ideas into reality on time
and on budget every time! We work with key people within
your organization to learn their unique business approach
and apply our experience and technical expertise to
provide the optimum technical solution for your business
needs. Interlock ASP consultants will work with your
company to help you determine exactly what you need,
then come up with a plan to achieve it within your time
and budget requirements.
Software development is a complex process, but we are
experts at getting these types of projects completed
and implemented quickly. You control the process but
can count on us to get it done. Our software integration
solutions often led to significant business benefits
in terms of cost efficiencies and competitive advantage,
including increased speed-to-market.
ASP Inc. has an excellent software applications development
team that design and develop custom applications using
latest technologies: Visual Basic, SQL Server, Microsoft
Access, Oracle, Crystal Reports. With many years experience
our team provides effective consulting services to fortune
500 corporations. Our services can be provided on a
fixed price basis or on an hourly basis.
can be created using Visual Basic and SQL Server, Visual
Basic and Access, or Access alone. Custom reports done
in Crystal Reports can be seamlessly integrated into
a Visual Basic application. New databases can be designed
and created in SQL Server or Access, or new programming
can be done in Visual Basic to work with existing SQL
Server, Access, or ODBC / OLEDB / ADO compatible databases.
Developing an application in Microsoft Visual Basic
can result in a fast-performing application that is
tailored to the specific look and feel. Visual Basic's
flexibility lends itself to development of applications
ranging from large multi-user systems and distributed
applications down to single-user applications and small
Developing an application in Microsoft Access has a
number of advantages. It is generally less expensive
to develop an application in Access as compared to Visual
Basic, because the development time is usually much
shorter. An Access application can be modified much
more quickly as well. If the Access database outgrow
later on, then data can be converted to a SQL Server
or Oracle database without much trouble.
course, there are limitations to what can be done in
Access. It may be that the needs of your application
would be better served by programming in Visual Basic.
After we discuss your particular needs, then we'll be
in a better position to pick the right tool for the
Visual Basic in a 3-tier client/server application design
Basic can be used to create presentation layer, business
layer, and data layer components in a 3-tier design.
The business and data middle tier components sit "between"
the client programs and the database server. Requests
for data from the client programs are passed to the
middle tier components which retrieve the data and pass
the results back to the client programs.
advantage of this approach is that database resources
are conserved. It is as though the database server "sees"
fewer users out there than there really are, since the
middle tier "pools" connections to the database.
Another advantage of this type of design is scalability.
As the number of users on your system grows, performance
can be improved by distributing this load across additional
"middle tier" machines (without the need for
programming changes), thereby reducing the need for
additional database servers.
Using Visual Basic custom programming to connect your
computer with special purpose devices
programming can be done with Visual Basic to interface
various devices through your PC's serial communications
port. These could be devices such as bar code readers,
digitizers, optical mark readers, time clocks, or any
other special purpose device capable of communication
through an RS232 port.
you are in need of creating an application capable of
communicating with such devices, Visual Basic can be
used either to create the complete application, or VB
might be used only to create the portion that handles
the communication. Because of Visual Basic's ability
to create ActiveX .DLLs, the complexities of communicating
with a device can be "wrapped" in a COM object
that then exposes properties and methods for communicating
with the device in a simpler way. You can then use the
COM object with any other programming language that
supports the COM interface.
the power of Crystal Reports with Visual Basic
Visual Basic can be used to extend the power of Crystal
Reports through the use of user-defined functions. Using
VB, programming can be done to create additional functions
in a .DLL that Crystal Reports will recognize. These
custom functions then appear right along with the list
of built-in functions when designing formulas in the
Crystal Reports Designer.
One example of where this can be of benefit might be
in creating functions to manipulate a special fiscal
calendar that your company uses. Creation of functions
such as these might mean that "power-user"
employees familiar with Crystal Reports will be able
to produce many more reports on their own with the aid
of such functions, instead of having to pass those reports
on to programming staff or outside consultants due to
the complexity of calculations, etc.