CORE Utilities, Inc. North Bay Computer Services


CORE’s custom database development services offer your company the ability to develop effective custom applications that will help your business operations and give you an advantage over your competition. Our expertise is in Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server, which are the most popular and powerful database tools available to small and medium businesses. We specialize in delivering state-of –the-art databases custom tailored to suit our customer’s specific requirements. At CORE our goal is to create a well-designed database that provides the results our clients are looking for.

  • -Preparation of design
  • -Specifications
  • -Entire design concept
  • -Programming
  • -Testing/validation
  • -Client support
  • -Ongoing development and maintenance
  • -Complete Utility Billing Software Solution
  • -Engineering Project Tracking
  • -Engineering Project Inspection Tracking System
  • -Marketing Database Tracking System
  • -Medical Client Tracking and Invoicing System
  • -Contractor Job Quoting and Estimating System
  • -Control System Automatic Morning Reports

Benefits of a Custom Database

The beauty of custom databases is the flexibility for adding new features and processes. This is in sharp contrast to inflexible, off-the-shelf software that forces you to work the way it does, not the way you do. Ultimately, the flexibility of custom databases allow you to grow, modify, and streamline your database as your needs change.

  • -The most important benefit of custom application development is that it is tailor-made by developers to your specifications in order to best serve your business’ needs. It is not unusual for businesses to license software from a software vendor and then discover that it is simply not suitable for their business. With custom business software, you will be guaranteed that the software makes a great fit for all of your business’ requirements.

  • -Custom software development can help protect your business from external threats. The majority of successful hacking attempts performed on business are as a result of hackers exploiting known software vulnerabilities in commonly-used software. Custom software will be a much less attractive target for hackers as it will require comparatively much more effort to learn how to breach the system.

  • -Custom application development is capable of operating with the software packages your business already uses. It is almost never the case that multiple off-the-shelf software packages interact with each other perfectly and without errors; licensing business software that is not tailor-made for the software environment your business runs on can lead to your employees’ productivity dropping as they experience continual errors and cannot effectively complete their work. Custom software development avoids this problem, as it can fit perfectly within your business’ software ecosystem.

  • -With custom application development, your software is maintained for as long as you require it to be. With off-the-shelf software, your business is at the mercy of the software developer you are purchasing from; if they go bankrupt or decide to no longer maintain the application, your business will be put in the position of suddenly needing to change to maintained and supported software. This can be a debilitating sudden expense for your business.

Custom software can certainly be the right choice for your business. It offers a number of benefits over licensing off-the-shelf software; notably, in the areas of scalability, guaranteed maintenance and integration into your business’ existing software environment. Licensing extant software carries the risk that it will not meet the needs of your business either now or in the future; with custom software, this risk is averted. Overall, custom applications provide an excellent foundation to build upon for the continued success of your business.