Custom Database Design & Development
for Your Business Operations

Our team builds custom databases and develops propriety business applications that make businesses run more efficiently.

Your database is the core of almost every business application, constantly circulating information and keeping all components running efficiently. Whether it provides support to customer service, sales or marketing, a well-performing and secure database is essential for any successful business operation.

At Spud Software, our team approaches each database differently. With more than 20 years of custom database development, our team has extensive experience designing complex data systems that provide a strong foundation for any business.

We work with all major database technologies, and our custom database services include (but are not limited to):

  • Database consulting, design and migration
  • Custom software development
  • Support, maintenance & integrations
  • Microsoft .NET and SQL Server technologies
  • & more!

We develop custom web, desktop and mobile database applications using cutting-edge technologies – all with intuitive, user-friendly designs. Not only do we build new solutions, but we migrate old ones and create a custom database that’s tailored to your unique business needs.

We Increase Productivity by Simplyfing Data Management

Over 1,000 database design development solutions for web, mobile and PC created.
Tens of thousands of users. One company.

Our team has over 20 years of experience in database development and have worked alongside Fortune 500 companies, developing and implementing commercial and small business databases that help optimize business operations. Take a look at their success stories below – we strive to become our client’s most valuable technology partner!

Operations & Databases Case Studies

Cardinal Machine Company

Created a businss operations system that allowed for the tracking of sales leads, quotes to customers, PO reconciliation, job set up, task allocation and tracking, part details management, bill of materials management, vendor invoice scheduling, customer invoicing, employee time entry / reconciliation, vacation request approvals, expense approval and categorization, complex reporting and QuickBooks integration for expense logging, reimbursement, and invoicing.

Company Information: Cardinal Machine Company provides equipment and service to a global base of automotive and non-automotive customers. Established in 1972, the privately owned Michigan Corporation has emerged as a world-class machine builder and systems integrator. Cardinal Machine Company takes pride in offering their customers simple, reliable, maintainable and durable solutions to the most complex manufacturing challenges. They strive for unparalleled excellence in the machine building and systems integration field. They utilize the latest technological advancements, a clean and modern facility, and experienced staff, to reach their ultimate goal of 100% customer satisfaction.
Cardinal Machine had an Access based system and tasked Spud Software to replace this with a web based software solution that would have the same functionality as the MS Access, plus additional features which included QuickBooks integration.
Spud Software worked with the client to go through their current business processes, Access database, reporting requirements and future business goals in order to assess the functionality requirements of the new system. Spud designed a new system which incorporated both the old features as well as new requirements. The system allows for the tracking of sales leads, quotes to customers, PO reconciliation, job set up, task allocation and tracking, part details management, bill of materials management, vendor invoice scheduling, customer invoicing, employee time entry / reconciliation, vacation request approvals, expense approval and categorization, complex reporting and QuickBooks integration for expense logging, reimbursement, and invoicing. The solution also has portals built in for their clients and vendors that allow them to securely share documents and manage RFQs and POs. The functionality is performed with a minimum of data re-entry. Business rules are enforced according to where in the business process a particular task is in its life-cycle.

Helping Hand Home Health Care

Create enterprise reports to support Helping Hand see the movement of data and forecast based on the reporting data.

Reporting system to track data from their current system to track internal data and customer data. Specialized reports were needed to track certain data, the allocation based on criteria and movement of critical data. Helping Hand’s needs of reporting on critical data will help manage and scope out future business needs, expenses, moves and forecast business plans based on the reports.
Helping Hand Home Healthcare is a family owned business established in 1973 and has grown to become one of Michigan’s largest home care providers. They have achieved both ACHC and CHAP accreditation because they are dedicated to providing the highest quality of health services. They believe that all of their clients are entitled to live with dignity and that it is their job to ensure that they are able to do so in an environment of utmost health and respect. Helping Hand Home Healthcare maintains a family oriented approach designed to meet the needs of the client and family, together as a unit.
Their current business software does not have the ability to produce the report Helping Hands is looking for. They reached out to us to build the custom reports off of their current database. The reports are specifically based on certain criteria and user input within their current software.
Create enterprise reports to support Helping Hand see the movement of data and forecast based on the reporting data. We built a report option using SQL Server Reporting Services to allow them to pull the report needed in real time. The report was completely custom built to their specifications.
We used SSRS to run reports against their preexisting database from their current software.

Ideal Machinery, Inc.

Spud Software provides on-going support to maintain and update the WordPress site, e-Store, API for data synchronization, and related services.

Accordion SaIdeal machinery needed support for an existing database and API system in order to manage data synchronization between two different online sales portals which share a common inventory.mple Description
Ideal Machinery, Inc. has spent over 20 years building a company with a reputation for understanding the fast-paced climate of the industry. They make it a point to ship products quickly and from their beginning in machinery sales, to their current status as one of the world’s largest dealers of machinery and parts, they have done everything they can to satisfy their customers – and that has made Ideal Machinery, Inc. a force to be reckoned with in this industry.
Ideal Machinery has a website and database with an attached API, with the full system in PHP. Along with the website, Ideal Machinery also has an eBay site where they sell their products. The custom made API allows the company to synchronize changes to the products automatically across both the website and eBay. For example, if the description were to be updated for a product, this change would automatically update in both locations, synchronizing their inventory across platforms.
Spud Software provides support to maintain and update the WordPress site, e-Store, API for data synchronization, and related services.
  • WordPress site with a large amount of custom coding and plug-in management.
  • Online e-store for hardware sales and support.
  • Business eBay profile for hardware sales.
  • Custom API for inventory levels and data synchronization between WordPress e-Store and Business eBay profile

R.L. Fisher & Co

Consolidated multiple databases one centralized database that implemented multiple functions.

Their old system was running three separate databases running 3 different versions of Microsoft SQL in-house, one of which was being expired by Microsoft.
Spud Software consolidated all of their databases into a single SQL 2012 server offsite, moved and tested the multitude of websites that they ran, improved their security, and redid all of their backend management processes to move them away from out of date DTS packages and into a processes that could be remotely managed.

Send Jim

Simplified customer follow-ups for the client with a software solution that automates their client’s responses to customers.

The State Bank

Updated an internal system for job applications to properly integrate with an upgraded server.

The company had an old system for internal applications and filling out pre-credit screenings and the old PHP application would not work with their upgraded server.
Accordion Sample DescriptionWe went into the application and updated it to remove the outdated portions that were no longer supported by the newer version of PHP. In addition, we also added error trapping and other controls to make the flow of the program work better and be more stable.

VioPoint – Power Shell Reports

The team at Spud Software created a database with the ability to update and process data quickly. The data was produced on specific criteria, which would then be created into a graphic representation of the report to the user.

VioPoint and their clients needed security solutions to handle multiple points of security standards. Their preexisting applications were in need of being updated, and new processes needed to be built to handle growth and customer needs. VioPoint needed reports that complied with client standards based and/or government regulation, reduced the number of vulnerabilities in their systems, and could be used to create a baseline to compare data. They also needed a PowerShell utility use cases to produce data based on specific criteria, which would then be updated and create a graphic representation of the report for the user. Different solutions were needed based on security vulnerabilities and scanning times.
For more than 9 years, VioPoint has been helping organizations effectively manage the challenges of protecting critical business data. They understand the value of delivering results and each of their core offerings (testing, compliance, vulnerability management, and monitoring) are focused on this simple goal. VioPoint’s experience transcends a broad range of clients that include leading industry segments. Organizations work with VioPoint because they want to accelerate security program performance and establish a foundation for continued success. If you are struggling to quantify results and faced with the all too common challenge of selling silence, VioPoint can help.
VioPoint relied on PowerShell and Qualys to run their operations, as well as the operations of their clients. The existing PowerShell utility tools were in need of updates and a way to process new data. When VioPoint came to us, updates were needed that involved creating new reports and visual graphics in Excel so that user could quickly understand and process the data.
Spud Software utilized existing PowerSHell utilities and enhanced them to fit the needs of VioPoint’s clients. We expanded the functionality of the PowerShell Cmdlets to handle new use cases and adjusted existing use cases, and the utilities download data from both Qualys and Kenna. With the data from Qualys and Kenna, the utility would generate a report in either a CSV or Excel format. If CSV, it would list all of the data with column headers that the client had requested for that use case. The Excel format files would have multiple sheets, one for data similar to the CSV, and a second for visual charts. Charts varied from line graphs to stacked bar/column charts. Technical Details The utilities would call out to APIs for Qualys and Kenna through PowerShell commands using a web request and would then process the data to produce a CSV/Excel report. The Excel reports would contain charting of the data to show trends and the current status of the companies’ assets.

VioPoint Qualys Data Warehouse

Created a custom database to handle multiple points of security standard for Viopoint and clients.

VioPoint and their clients needed security solutions to handle multiple points of security standards. Their preexisting applications were in need of being updated, and new processes needed to be built to handle growth and customer needs. VioPoint needed reports that complied with required client standards based on government regulation, reduced the number of vulnerabilities in their systems, and could be used to create a baseline to compare data. They also needed PowerShell utility use cases to produce data based on specific criteria, which would then be updated and create a graphic representation of the report for the user. Different solutions were needed based on security vulnerabilities and scanning times.
For more than 9 years, VioPoint has been helping organizations effectively manage the challenges of protecting critical business data. They understand the value of delivering results and each of their core offerings (testing, compliance, vulnerability management, and monitoring) are focused on this simple goal. VioPoint’s experience transcends a broad range of clients that include leading industry segments. Organizations work with VioPoint because they want to accelerate security program performance and establish a foundation for continued success. If you are struggling to quantify results and faced with the all too common challenge of selling silence, VioPoint can help.
VioPoint had a client needed to resolve multiple issues at once. They wanted to be able to feed their internal dashboard for live reporting of current data, while at the same time have a backup of their cloud Qualys/Kenna data.
Spud Software created a Windows service and a front end application (WPF app) that communicates via a Web API service. We built the functionality to pull data from Qualys and Kenna, and the Kenna data imported and merged with the Qualys data. The front end application sets up all of the settings for the applications, and communicates via a web service which has a self-hosted Web API service within it. The Windows service also has a self-hosted SignalR service. The user can manually start the process to download data through the SignalR service, whose communication channel was carefully designed for UX and responsiveness. The project included a SQL scripts, created to handle 11 different use cases that VioPoint’s clients needed. The scripts were given to VioPoint’s clients dashboard team in order to put it into their internal dashboard. Technical Details The front end application is a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)application which communicated with the windows service in one of two ways, Web API or SignalR. Web API was used in order to create, read, update, or delete functions and windows service settings. SignalR was used to run a function outside of its scheduled runtime. The Windows service handled the running of the functions, while Qualys functions would download all current data from the Qualys cloud and import the information into a temp table in the database. The data would then be prepared for the merge and merged into the rest of the data. Kenna functions would download all current Kenna data and store it in a temp table before merging the data into the correct Qualys Asset record. The Purge Data function cleaned out all of the data in the data warehouse based

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Customized, secure and a well-designed database that suits your business operations.
We understand that today’s businesses depend on their databases to provide critical information that’s essential for day-to-day operations. Good design is the foundation of any database, and experienced professionals are required in the process to design and develop a database that meets a business’ unique needs – that’s where we come in!

Our database development team will help…

  • Efficiently manage and migrate data
  • Discover data patterns
  • Creatively generate reports
  • Eliminating tedious data entry and removing human error for data inaccuracy
  • Automate reporting
  • Remove redundant or inaccurate data and ensure data security
  • & more!

The team at Spud Software applies proven methodologies to design, integrate and develop database systems that obtain optimum levels of performance and maximize security to meet clients’ business processes and operations. We strive to increase productivity by simplifying your data management!

Worry-free solutions. Guaranteed up-time. Ensured reliability. All the guarantees when you choose Spud Software!

Our team starts with a thorough understanding of the business problem you’re facing and sees whether there’s an opportunity to create something new or integrate with a current database you’re not capitalizing on through a free, 1-hour explanatory meeting.

We know that handling your end-to-end business database systems is a challenging task – let our team take care of it. We have the development and support staff you need to help automate your workflow – we guarantee it.

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