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    “The PCA crew is leagues above
    the competition” - Pepsico

  • "a prior vendor failed to develop
    the application, which (Practical) delivered." - Franklin Park

  • "the application (is) easier to use, with a
    much simpler, more intuitive use interface" - Royal Administration Services

  • "Sometimes it's the things you don't ask for
    that are important" - Royal Administration Services

  • "PCA turned our raw data and algorithms into easy to use
    and understand features and reports." - CareScout

  • "The quality and professionalism ... has been
    so outstanding that we want to send you a letter of thanks." - USALCO

  • "PCA people and applications stand out by
    far exceeding our expectations." - USALCO

  • "The resulting application greatly increas(ed)...
    our business effectiveness and efficiency." - The Advest Group

  • "PCA completes projects
    efficiently and effectively" - Pepsico

Database Design and Application Development

Practical Computer Applications (PCA) is your one-stop database design and development company.  In every case, our design and development process begins with a client coming to us to discuss a business problem or opportunity. Our database designers do not try to push a specific database software application or solution in an attempt to make it fit.

PCA database designers can help you understand your database design options, and make recommendations that are compatible with your immediate and longer-term business objectives and priorities, operational needs, and budget and schedule constraints.  We will provide reliable guidance and services ranging from general business and technology consulting to creating, maintaining or migrating a specialized database-centric business application.

We also know that your ideas will flourish as the application becomes more real. Unlike other consulting companies or off-shore development, we will never lock you into a development plan. We know that to truly create the application you require, PCA must work closely with you. Our Custom Engineering Principles include the following:

  • Agile Process, Not A Rigid Plan:

    The best ideas come out during the course of a project. Our experts will identify and exploit opportunities to simplify your application and business processes, eliminate waste, reduce manual inefficiencies, and remove errors from common business tasks.

  • Prototypes Are Better Than Paper:

    Whenever possible, we will deliver highly visual prototype design concepts into your hands early in the process. Prototypes work better than long, detailed written documents. You can react to what you see, clarify points, and make changes.

  • Incremental Deliverables You Can Use:

    Don’t wait for the project to be completed?  We can deliver incremental results with tangible value that you can deploy before the project is done.

  • Good Communication:

    Frequent, effective communication is critical to project success. We will facilitate a highly-interactive exchange of information with U.S.-based employees. We will provide tools and methods that enable detailed project tracking and closed-loop validation of functional requirements at the project line-item level.

We believe that you will be impressed with how PCA can deliver results that will positively impact your bottom line. Call us today at (617) 527-4722 or learn more about our prototype process.