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    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

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    and understand features and reports." - CareScout

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    so outstanding that we want to send you a letter of thanks." - USALCO

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    our business effectiveness and efficiency." - The Advest Group

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Database Optimization and Tuning

A database has many components. Bad things can, and do, go wrong without proper design and frequent maintenance. For example, MS SQL Server maintains statistical performance data. By reviewing the data, it is possible to increase database performance over time. A well constructed index can significantly improve query response times.

Many excellent programming teams do not have deep experience with MS Access and SQL Server database systems or the statistical performance data it collects. As a result, sub-optimal design or improper coding can cause increasing performance, reliability, and data integrity problems.

The symptom will be that users will complain about how slow the database application has become.

Practical Computer Applications (PCA) has a team of experts has worked with thousands of databases over the years and are experts with MS Access and MS SQL Server database tuning and optimization techniques. We can implement remedial engineering methods that will substantially speed up system performance and eliminate system reliability and data corruption issues that plague many database systems.

Ask about our SQL Server Engineering Audit or contact us for more information.