Our Guidelines for Developing a Successful Application

Listening carefully to what a client needs and wants throughout the entire project

Integrating existing tools, such as other Office applications or other third-party/custom software, as appropriate

Reusing existing code to reduce project costs (and after so many years with Access, our toolbox is pretty full)

Managing the scope, schedule and budget of a project by using frequent communication to balance responsiveness with responsibility

Leveraging the skills and interests of onsite users

Encouraging an environment of enthusiasm, creativity, and dependability in the design, development, implementation and support stages


Habidat has an extensive network of colleagues with complementary and overlapping skills (Access and other Office tools, .NET, ASP/XML/HTML, SQL Server or Oracle, GIS and spatial data analysis, etc.) and can assemble a committed team of professional developers with the breadth and depth to meet virtually any database project requirement.

We can also help you determine if a custom solution is warranted, or whether an off-the-shelf package might better meet your needs. We can review and evaluate existing or proposed software and make recommendations about how to make the most of previous software investments. 

If desired, we will train your staff to take over maintenance and enhancement of a custom application, decreasing your organizationís long-term dependence on outside contractors. 

We use industry-standard naming conventions, professional error handling and in-line documentation in all our applications -- all part of providing a reliable and robust application.

Habidat's billing rates are competitive within the community of professional developers in the San Francisco Bay Area.