You are reading this text because the webpage you are looking at is connected to a database. A query has been sent, and this data retrieved. Your e-mail program, pretty much every online application you use, and even your computer’s file system, at their core are databases.
Chances are though, that you have a variety of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft Word documents, post-it notes, photocopy masters stored in a filing cabinet etc. etc. that take time in your workflow.
Or perhaps you’re using a variety of off-the-shelf solutions to accomplish tasks. Solutions that don’t quite do exactly what you want them to do.
Discovering the power of a custom-built database can save hours upon hours of repetitive work in the long term. Crossfade Media can design a databse that works for you, in the way you want it to.
Databases can be online, offline, or a combination of both. Most data that you already have stored in your old systems can be easily imported into a database solution, and you’ll never look back.
Crossfade Media recommends FileMaker® Pro as the most powerful cross-platform database software available today. If you need a customised stand-alone solution, a database designed with Filemaker® Pro will be able to pretty much do whatever you need it to do.
Crossfade Media recommends Expression Engine as simply one of the best content management systems (CMS) in the known universe, and specialise in websites developed with this framework. We have found that most desired outcomes of a database can be achieved through using Expression Engine and associated plugins, rather than the expense of a dedicated stand-alone database.
For a complete solution, Crossfade Media can develop using both Filemaker® Pro and Expression Engine to deliver a web-based front end, linked to your stand-alone database - giving you the best of both worlds.
*FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S.and other countries.