29 May 2006

Real World Access (11)

One of a series of articles about where Microsoft Office Access applications have found a real-world niche.

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There is a biggest shipping company in a world, Maersk Sealand, which once asked me to build a small Access application for one department.  People liked it, and it started to grow and grow, once tables were moved to SQL server.  And now this is one of the key applications in the company, people use it to deploy all their container fleet all over the world, including schedules, contracts, etc.  It has several frontends, and other systems get data from it.  They call it Vodka - Vessel Operation and Deployment Key Application.  Their system department is dreaming to get rid of it, rewriting on something "cooler" then Access, but Access still works fine...

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At 29 May 2006 10:21 PM, Blogger Alex Dybenko said...

Thanks Steve, glad that you published this story here!

 
At 27 September 2006 2:42 PM, Blogger Fred Boer said...

VODKA! What a *great* acronym! :)

 

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