We build custom databases for running and growing small businesses.

You know you need a database when...

  • you have people in multiple locations and are trying to get much of anything done that requires coordination of effort
  • two different people end up doing the same task
  • you've got an engineering spec in front of you, but you're not sure if it's the latest version
  • you are behind in shipping orders, and you're not sure why
  • you'd like to test some marketing promotions but don't have a way to track response
  • you're trying to run your business on Microsoft Excel (and sticky notes)
  • you're paying someone to file and fetch customer folders
  • You have your customers' contact info in multiple places, and some of those places are out of date
  • you want to take your business to the next level
  • you don't know how many of your prospects become customers
  • you don't know how many of your customers become repeat purchasers
  • you are trying to keep up with your accounts receivable in Microsoft Excel
  • you are trying to keep up with marketing promotion results in Microsoft Excel
  • you are trying to keep up with sales team performance in Microsoft Excel
  • you are trying to keep up with production needs (customer fulfillment needs) in Microsoft Excel
  • you are trying to manage inventory in Microsoft Excel
  • you have team members in multiple locations who need simulataneous, real-time access to the same info
  • you have over 30,000 customer file folders (or are headed that way!)
  • you want to easily be able to send your custmoers an email newsletter or promotion
  • you want to easily be able to send your customers a print letter or promotion
  • you want to know how that promotion performs
  • you are doing time clock / time sheets with paper and pencil or Microsoft Excel
  • you want to track how long various projects take to finish
  • you'd benefit from allowing your customers to access some parts of your company
  • you'd benefit from allowing your vendors to access some parts of your company
  • you don't know which customers are your best customers and which ones you should fire
  • most of the knowledge about your company's practices are in the heads of you and your employees
  • most of the knowledge about your company's customers are in the heads of you and your employees
  • most of the knowledge about your company's current customer fulfillment needs are in the heads of you and your employees
  • you keep track of employee time off and vacation requests on a paper calendar
  • you have more than zero employees including yourself  (who DOESN'T need a database?!?)
  • you'd like to automate manual, tedious processes
  • you need to let everyone know about a peculiar facet of a particular customer, including employees who haven't even been hired yet
  • you need to store computer files associated with particular customers, and have everyone on your team be able to access them
  • you need to store computer files associated with your marketing, and have everyone on your marketing team be able to access them  (digital asset management)
  • you want to be able to quickly see how your business is doing while you are vacationing in Hawaii
  • you have an employee who would really benefit from being able to work from home every once in a while
  • You're becomming convinced that your business should not depend upon what's inside of any individual's mind/memory, especially your own
  • you have a production/operations process but sometimes orders fall through the cracks
  • you have a production/operations process but sometimes steps get skipped causing problems later on
  • you want to be able to link UPS or Fedex tracking numbers to your orders and send those to your customers
  • you'd like real-time reports at your fingertips about which products are selling best at your fingertips
  • you'd like real-time reports at your fingertips about which marketing promotions are selling best
  • you'd like to segment your customer list based on a number of criteria, and see stats for each segment
  • you'd like your computer to tell you what needs to be ordered from your suppliers
  • you'd like all your information in one easy-to-access place
  • you'd like a company calendar that everyone can access but only a few can add/edit
  • you want to move to an "open books" business
  • your company's contacts are in your MS Outlook
  • you want everything in one system
  • you find yourself logging into 6 different system to get your work done, none of which talks to another

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