Where do I need a database?
Databases can range from a simple address list, to a product database,
including inventory, accounting, and web site integration. Most
companies utilize some kind of databases already. Databases make
it easy to organize and search for information. Databases storing
different types of information can be linked together to automate
tasks. Linking a customer database with a product database can help
to create custom mailings that target your products to customers
most likely to need them. TREX can help you find existing database
tools that can increase your productivity, or can develop custom
databases around your specific needs.
Once you have the databases you need, it will be useful to share
them on your local network,
or your intranet. By
sharing your databases, multiple users can access them simultaneously,
and see the latest information as it is updated.
Connecting Multiple Databases
If you have multiple databases, there is often data that is duplicated.
For instance, you could have a customer address list for mailings,
and an accounting database that lists customer accounts. By connecting
these databases, a single customer list can be shared between them,
and will always be up to date in both databases.
Customizing your databases
If you already use databases, TREX can help you customize them
so they fit your unique needs. Not all businesses store the same
information. With a custom database, the input and output screens
will only show the information your company needs. This will save
time and money by streamlining procedures for your business. This
will also allow your databases to interface with other company resources
you may use, such as your company web site.
Linking databases to web sites
TREX can link your databases to your web site to keep any product
information constantly up to date. This can eliminate constant web
page updates, and make your web site more useful to your customers.