Geckodb specialises in the custom creation of
Microsoft Access Databases for small to medium businesses
and organisations. An effective database should
increase the efficiency and productivity of your business by
allowing an easy means for data entry/storage, along with a
straightforward means for analysing data in the way that
best suits you or your business. If you are curious about
the idea of having a custom developed database, please take
a look at our custom database design
page. If you are wondering wether MS Access would be
the right choice for you, have a look at why we prefer to
use MS Access over other
database management software.
Contact us about our free one hour
If you have decided that a
custom MS Access database is just what you or your business
needs, and are considering Geckodb to undertake the
project, then this page outlines how we operate and what
fees we charge.
How do we
1. Discuss your
firm quote can be given, a representative from Geckodb
will meet with you (if you are local, telephone conference
otherwise) to establish the requirements of your database
and determine exactly how you would like the application to
compliment/improve your existing systems. We will ask you
questions about how you currently conduct business. It may
be helpful if you are able to show us examples of how you
currently do things so that we can model your database in a
way that best suits your workflow. During this phase, we may
make suggestions to add functionality to your system
that you may not have previously considered.
Once the objectives of your
database have been fully defined, we will provide you with a
written quote. The quote will outline the maximum cost,
provided that you do not request any significant changes to
the database during the course of the project. If you do
request changes that are deemed significant in terms of
working time it will take to complete, we will provide you
with a new quote taking into account these changes. We will
inform you if the changes that you request will constitute
significant changes before proceeding further with the
3. 25% of
the quote up front to begin work.
To accept your quote and
begin work on your database, an initial 25% of the quoted
cost will be required as a deposit. If for any reason on the
part of Geckodb, the project can not be completed, the
deposited amount will be refunded in full.
4. 50% of
the quote at the testing stage.
During the development
phase, we will keep you updated on the progress of your
database. Once we have completed a prototype, we will
require a further 50% of the quoted cost and then you will be
given a testing version of it for a period of two weeks.
During this time the functionality and usability will be
determined by you. After testing we will discuss any
changes/additions that you would like to have made. Small
changes may be implemented free of charge. Additional
functionality or changes to the original design may require
an update to the original quote. We will advise you if this
is the case.
Support and work
that is required to be completed outside of regular
working hours: $100.00/hr
balance at hand over of the finished product.
The final working version
of your database will be provided once any requested changes
have been made. At this point, we will provide you with an
invoice outlining time spent on each component of the
project. The final balance payment is required before the
completed working version of your database is provided.
We also provide fixed
quotations for clients who require work to be completed
within a budget. Contact us today to find out more!
Redesign & Modification
As your business grows, or the
focus of it changes, you might find that the data management
software that you use no longer fulfils the specific needs
that it was originally created for. In addition
to custom database development, Geckodb offers a
redevelopment and modification service for pre-existing MS
Access databases. Some of the reasons that you might require
to have a database rebuilt or modified include:
- The direction of your
business has changed, and therefore so has the needs of
your data management system.
- Parts of your existing
MS Access database have become redundant and could benefit
from being removed or changed so that they are useful
- Your business currently
uses an "off the shelf" database management system, that
does not effectively meet the needs of your business.
- You currently use a
series of spreadsheets to store important data, and this
doubles up on data input which could be removed by
implementing a conventional database management system.
- A redeveloped database
could give an increase in speed and efficiency.
- Customised new reports
might better analyse business data.
- Add functionality to
existing MS Access database.
Please refer to the fees and
rates chart on the right, along with the "how we charge"
section above for a detailed run down of how we conduct
Ad hoc or
If you have a
database that requires work to be carried out, you are building a new database
and require some help to get it off the ground, or just need some assistance to get a
certain part functioning, Geckodb is now offering a service wherein we will come
to your place of business and work with you "side-by-side". This is a cost
effective solution for you to get the database that you want, and a bit of MS
Access training along the way.
Ad hoc or "side-by-side" work is charged at
$190.00 which includes one hours work and then our regular rate thereafter. Contact us today if you think that this kind of work might be suitable
for you or your business.
Call Out Work
require work to be completed on site by Geckodb that has not
been otherwise quoted for, then we are more than happy to
come to your place of business and work at your discretion.
Call out work is charged at
$190.00 for an initial one hours work, and then our regular
rate thereafter. Contact us today if you have a problem with
a MS Access database, or wish to have work completed
databases developed by Geckodb are guaranteed for a period
of 12 months, during that period any bugs or coding errors
will be fixed free of charge.
We also offer paid support
for maintenance of your database on short notice. If you
require something added or changed (for example a new report
to be written) we will work outside of regular hours to
complete the job. If tables need to be changed, we will
require your database at the close of business, and if the
job is not to big, we will have it returned by the following
morning. If it is a larger job, we may request to implement
the changes over a weekend, giving us the time needed to
complete the task.
Please refer to the fees
and rates chart on the right, along with the "how we charge"
section above for a detailed run down of how we conduct