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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

Microsoft Database Consulting

Leading enterprises, from Fortune 50 companies to early-stage entrepreneurs, select Practical Computer Applications (PCA) to upgrade database-centric solutions using the Microsoft software platform.  For nearly 20 years, even organizations with their own IT departments have come to us because of our deep knowledge regarding how to create practical business solutions using Microsoft software.

The PCA difference is that we will understand your business objectives and will help you understand your options.  We make specific, actionable recommendations.  Each one is intended to be compatible with your immediate and longer-term business objectives, priorities, operational needs, and budget and schedule constraints.

We provide expert consulting for Microsoft Smart Clients, the Microsoft .NET framework, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Excel.   Some of the applications we have developed using these tools include the following:

  • Financial Services: Portfolio Management, Vintage Loan Analysis, Banking and Loan service management, Investment Sourcing and Analysis, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Insurance: Financial insurance, Health insurance, Life insurance and Automobile insurance Pricing, Quotation,Claims Processing, Reporting and Risk Analysis
  • Healthcare & Medical Device: Patient Scheduling & Invoicing, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), New Drug & Device Development, Lab Research, Clinical Trials, ISO and FDA compliance
  • Legal Administration: Class Action Litigation Support, Claims Management & Payment Processing, Public & Private Settlement Fund Distribution, Document and Records Management
  • Media & High Tech: Product Testing & QA, Email Campaign Management, Directory Systems, Budget & Contract Management, Digital Asset Management
  • Energy & Utilities: Telco Maintenance Services, Oil & Gas, Electric Power, Chemicals, Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) Supply- and Value-Chain Analytics
  • Supply Chain & Logistics: Raw goods Sourcing, Orders, Production, Inventory and Distribution, Straight-Through-Processing and Logistics, KPI Metrics and Performance Reporting
  • Independent Software Vendors: Internet-enabled Database product offerings, SaaS License Management, Integrated Reporting, Automated Deployment & Maintenance
  • Universities & Higher Ed: Classroom registration, Alumni Tracking and Event management, Student Enrollment, Ombuds Case Management tracking and reporting