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New resource for A5 data modelers

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  • New resource for A5 data modelers

    New Alpha users often post questions to this forum about how to design a A5V10 database.

    Here's a resource worth checking out, available at Amazon.com for around $31.00:

    Microsoft Access Small Business Solutions: State-of-the-Art Database Models for Sales, Marketing, Customer Management, and More Key Business Activities - Teresa Hennig

    I looked at a copy this afternoon at Borders Books ($50.00) and was impressed. It contains fairly complete datamodels for 31 different applications.

    Here's the official blurb:

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    Database models developed by a team of leading
    Microsoft Access MVPs that provide ready-to-use 
    solutions for sales, marketing, customer management
    and other key business activities for most small 
    businesses.
     
    As the most popular relational database in the 
    world, Microsoft Access is widely used by small 
    business owners. This book responds to the growing
    need for resources that help business managers 
    and end users design and build effective Access 
    database solutions for specific business functions. 
    
    Coverage includes: 
    
    Elements of a Microsoft Access Database 
    Relational Data Model 
    Dealing with Customers and Customer Data 
    Customer Relationship Management Database Solutions 
    Marketing Database Solutions 
    Sales Database Solutions 
    Producing and Tracking the Goods & Services 
    Production and Manufacturing Database Solutions 
    Inventory Management Database Solutions 
    Services Database Solutions 
    Tracking and Analyzing Financial Data 1 
    Accounting Systems: Requirements and Design Database Solutions 
    Accounting: Budgeting, Analysis, and Reporting Database Solutions 
    Managing Memberships 
    Implementing the Models 
    SQL Server and Other External Data Sources 
    With this valuable guide and CD-ROM, you'll be on your way to implementing database solutions in no time 
    Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. 
    
    
    From the Back Cover
    Take control with database models designed exclusively for your business
    
    Every small-business owner knows how important effective databases are to successful sales, marketing, and customer management strategies. Effective is the key word, and Microsoft Access enables you to create solutions tailored to meet your specific needs. In this book, a team of Microsoft Access MVPs shows you how to design databases that support your efforts for marketing, sales, inventory management, quality control, budgeting, financial tracking and analysis, customer relations, and many other activities. 
    Learn interview techniques that will help you determine the database requirements and tailor your database model to specific business scenarios 
    Build simple to complex models for tracking sales, services, and customer relations 
    Construct databases for budgeting, financial analysis, production and manufacturing, and customer contacts 
    Track inventory, vendors, and manufacturing services 
    Design models and simple solutions to manage memberships, events, and sponsors, both profit and not-for-profit 
    Adapt the table structure for SQL ServerŪ and other external data sources 
    Get the single most comprehensive set of database models and guides available — a total of 76 files — on the CD-ROM
    Save hundreds of hours of development time! 
    CD-ROM contains 
    31 database models, covering each business area discussed
    A printable, detailed file guide to help you locate files and tools 
    A Bonus Resource database, with reference tables and valuable tools for creating and managing databases 
    All files work with Access 2000 through 2010. See the CD Appendix for complete system requirements.

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    Re: New resource for A5 data modelers

    You can also go to this website http://www.databaseanswers.com to get ideas on how to structure databases for different applications.

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