Our Approach

We're here to help businesses get organized and become more efficient. A professionally developed FileMaker solution can help achieve this. Great Lakes Database approaches databases with a comprehensive six step plan which we like to call... "the 6 Ds":

Discovery - We ask a lot of questions to help determine what it is that can best help you.

Design - The best databases have a lot of thought given to them in the planning stages. This allows for greater flexibility and easier changes later on.

Documentation - Ideas are organized and documented into a multi-page report that provides key development details, an estimate, and a timeline.

Development - Generally the longest, most involved part of the process where we turn ideas into reality. Depending on the complexity and size of the project, training for users will take place either during development as sections are completed or at the end.

Debugging - A cooperative and iterative process where both sides do thorough testing to make sure the database functions as planned.

Deployment - The new system is installed and then supported to ensure a smooth transition to database usage.

We haven't forgotten that you may already have a database that is in need of support from time to time. If that's you, give us a call! We would love to talk with you!