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We took the approach of developing the replacement system alongside their Access system, with the same Access back-end database being accessible from both. This meant that staff could use the web-enabled Alpha Anywhere version for increasingly more operations whilst still having the old Access-based system to fall back on if necessary.
Once all the development was complete, we were given the OK to switch off the old Access front-end to confirm that all necessary functionality existed in the new Alpha web-enabled front-end and - after two weeks of successful running - we migrated the data from Access MDBs to SQL Server to complete the system development.
It was a good development for new developer Tom to get his teeth into and HTL are very pleased with the result - a new, web-enabled software system with increased speed and reliability. And HTL clients may now access to data via the web and via Android, iOS or Windows apps.
Good result all round - thanks to Tom's professionalism and the flexibility and power of Alpha Anywhere.
If we can help you to move a system from Access to Alpha, get in touch.