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Microsoft Excel Programming Common Questions

Answers to Your Microsoft Excel Programming Questions

Winning Solutions, Inc. (WSI) has been involved with custom Excel Databases since the very first version of Excel came on the market. Because of this we have run into a vast number of different questions related to MS Excel - this page addresses a number of the common ones. If you don't see your specific question addressed here, please Contact us today and we'll give you an answer!

At WSI we realize that no two clients are exactly the same and therefore we listen to your needs and wants and deliver to you the solution you desire with the specs you want. Click Here to view our main Microsoft Excel page with more details on our Excel experience.

Microsoft Excel Programming Common Questions

We have a talented Excel Developer on staff, but they've hit a roadblock or don't have time for everything they need to get done - Can you help?

Absolutely!!! WSI prides itself in being flexible and able to fit into your organization in many different ways. One of these is playing whatever role, whether large or small, you wish for us to play. We can help with just the piece of the puzzle that is proving to be a challenge or we can take on an entire project if the workload is just too much. Contact us today for a free estimate to begin to see how WSI can help you.

We have a project that needs to be completed quickly - Can you make it happen?

A benefit of WSI is that we have numerous developers on staff, and if necessary we can place a team of developers on your project that will allow us to complete your project as quickly and correctly as possible. Contact us today for a free estimate to begin to see how quickly WSI can help you

We would like WSI to develop an Excel Database for us, but we have a person on staff that we would like trained to maintain it - Is this possible?

This is where WSI proves it's working for you. WSI can develop your system and then turn around and train whomever you would like to maintain it. This often proves to be a win-win situation as you can maintain the day to day items and then use WSI only when it's out of the skill set of the person at your office. Contact us today for a free estimate to begin to see how working with WSI can be a win-win situation.

We have big plans for a database, but a small budget - Can we even do anything?

WSI prides itself on working within your budget. We'll analyze where you ultimately want to get and break the project down into phases that fit within your budget and develop the entire project in a series of phases. This allows you to stay in your budget but also get the system you want over time. Contact us today for a free estimate to begin to see how WSI works with you and your budget.

We're not sure we even need a database - What should we do?

The professionals at WSI can assess your needs and recommend the best path for you. This may or may not mean an Excel Database, but you can trust that you'll be heading in the right direction. Contact us today for a free estimate to begin to see how WSI guides you in the best path.

We've got an Excel Database, but want some of the data to show up on our internet site - Can we do this?

You bet!!! Excel Databases can be setup to work with the internet, however there are many issues to consider so that your site works properly. Contact us today for a free estimate to begin to see how WSI helps you get your data on the web.

We've already got an accounting system, but we need some additional functionality built on top of it - What should we do?

WSI has integrated many Excel Databases into existing accounting systems. This depends on the accounting system you use and what the requirements are for data integration. Contact us today for a free estimate to begin to see how WSI helps you integrate your accounting system with a custom Excel application.

My Excel Application is running too slow - what can I do?

WSI's technicians can analyze your current system and give you a number of options to optimize your system. Some typical solutions to this issue include: Upgrading your database to a SQL server backend, upgrading the version of MS Excel that you are using, updating the hardware you use and redesigning the structure of your tables to optimize performance. Contact us today for a free estimate to begin optimizing your application.

I can't find an off-the-shelf package that does what I need it to do and I don't know the first thing about databases - what do I do next?

This is where WSI becomes a valuable partner for you. You understand your business and what you want a system to do - we understand databases and how to make them do what you need it to do - a perfect match. Contact us today for a free estimate to begin designing your own custom application.

We have valuable data floating all over our office in Word documents, legacy systems and/or spreadsheets - is there any way to combine all this data together?

This is exactly the purpose of a database and specifically MS Excel. Contact us today for a free estimate to begin consolidating all your data into one seamless, easy to use system.

We want to use Excel but the cost of putting it on everyone's computer is too much - do we have any options?

Absolutely.  A run-time version of Excel can be used without any cost for those users that don't need to design forms or reports. Contact us today for a free estimate to help you develop and distribute a run-time version of Excel for your system.

We like what we see and want to begin a relationship with WSI, however, we're located hundreds of miles away from your office - will this work?

WSI has had numerous relationships with clients that were not located in either our Ames Iowa or Ft. Myers Florida locations. Depending on the scope of the application, face to face meetings are not necessary to develop a custom application remotely. Our attention to detail and customer service has helped us deliver many systems without ever having a face to face discussion with the client. Contact us today for a free estimate to begin your relationship with us.