Birds do it. Nomadic tribes do it, too. So what’s the big deal about migrating a static HTML website to a new WordPress platform or CMS… or from the limitations from an old spreadsheet to a new database application? No biggie, right?
Not at all….unless you’re at all concerned about losing all your legacy information and connections established while using the old product!
So what are you supposed to do: live with outdated products and systems, or risk doing the migration or conversion yourself?
Wise folks enlist the services of the experienced team at Excelisys…so relax and focus on the core of your business and let us do the voo-doo that we do oh so well.
Sometimes migrating from older db technologies and spreadsheets to a relational db solution like FileMaker Pro or MySQL is real simple, and sometimes a conversion can make the strongest mind assume a fetal position. There’s no magic wand, just experience. And we’re experienced.
When a business need arises the usual approach is to create a fairly simple homegrown solution. As that solution becomes more mission critical, the business demands often outgrow the capability of the solution. Eventually it is time to replace it by migrating it to a newer version or converting it to a more powerful custom solution.
Sometimes a migration is simple, sometimes it is very complicated. This is where our expert database migration and conversion experts come in. They can provide guidance and complete the upgrade in the most efficient and effective manner so that it meets your growing needs now and in the future.
Website and Web Application Migrations and Conversions
You start with a simple website to present your organization to the world. Whether you built it yourself or hired a developer, business is dynamic, and so should be your website. That means as your business grows and changes, so should the way you advertise it publicly. Your website may simply need to stay updated with the newest versions of the web technology with which it was built or it may be time to move to a more capable and dynamic web technology.
Because of coding methods, sometimes a migration is simple and other times it is very complicated. If any data migration is involved that will automatically complicate the process. Our expert developers can help assess the code to determine the most efficient upgrade option to maximize the technology improvements and get the job done right.
When looking for a vendor to update our database that was assembled over many years of self taught developing there was much concern if it could be resurrected from the duct tape and chicken wire holding it together.
We chose Excelisys because they took time to understand not only our database but how it was used in the business and what we actually do. We spent a lot of time discussing daily operations and they genuinely wanted to make the database solution work for us, not create a cookie cutter solution.
Outside the difficulties of sifting through the unorganized database we presented, we also relied heavily on third party synchronization for the database. They studied the synchronization software, consulted with the programmers when necessary and were able to seamlessly incorporate and actually improve the efficiency of the synchronization process across all our mobile devices.
After completing a rebuild of our database there were only a couple minor bugs and they were fixed almost as fast as we could post them. The process went so smoothly we decided to proceed with making data available online for our clients.
The design of a website, adding a secure client side with multiple levels of login and incorporating the syncing process was very complicated but again they excelled and diligently worked out any bugs that popped up. The database is an absolute necessity for our day to day operations and it has been solidly improved by Excelisys. The rewards have been profound and have allowed us a new level of creative thinking and service to our clients is now fast and direct.
Collaborating primarily online and via phone was a new experience. A good experience. It allowed everyone to focus and keep track of complexities and progress. It also allowed a terrific group of specialists to be brought together from great distances to produce a very professional, structured, yet fun team. They really feel like an extension of our business. If we could think it up they could make it happen.
We are going on seven years with Excelisys and I can't wait to see what we come up with in the future.
University of Calgary
The project was handled in a very professional and timely manner.
It was quite a learning experience for myself, as I felt it wasn't a very big job but soon learned that even small jobs aren't as small as we may think they are.
Rob did a great job in setting up the process of receiving and returning cylinders which was totally different from the way we had been thinking about how it should work. Sometimes it just takes a different perspective and look at how to solve a problem.
I am extremely happy with my decision to go with Execlisys. I have been working with Doug West for the past few weeks and find him to be very knowledgeable and a wonderful communicator.
He is satisfying all my needs for this Database project.
We have built a very productive relationship when it comes to my BizTracker file. I work with his improved BizTracker file for a couple of days, then I create a series of questions or or ask him to explain why some procedure works or doesn't work. He replies, always within the same day, and sometimes within the same hour.
My questions are answered my confusion with an issue is clarified and I feel ready to move on with more improvements.
My BizTracker file is becoming so customized that I find myself excited to work with it.
When I look back at over 4 pages of correspondence on basecamp I am amazed at how far we have come on this project.
I am very satisfied with your firm and would recommend it to anyone who wants to get control of their company's data.
Working with Excelisys and particularly Andy Persons has been great! Andy is always on top of things (even when I haven't been) and responds quickly and succinctly.
Andy does what he says he's going to do, when he says he's going to do it. If I could say the same about my side of the project we would have reached the goal line earlier in the year - I think we might be on the 10-20 yard line now.
A field goal would do it but our goal is a touchdown with the extra point!
One of the things I've learned is just how time consuming the process is for both developer and the client. We're not yet through with many (most?) of our projects but I'm sure we'll get there eventually.
We have a few tweaks still to work out and reports to install (the delay is on my part, not Andy's) and then I'm confident we'll end up with a great product that will fit our needs almost to a T!
Probably the biggest surprise is how fast our hours/$$ are gobbled up. C'est la vie?
Bay Cinema Holdings (Gulf Camera)
We are making good progress and I am very happy with the way the project is going.
In a matter of a short time eXcelisys assigned an IT tech to my project, they contacted me and the work began immediately. We received professional treatment from start to finish.
In addition to our WordPress not working properly after an update from Go Daddy, the IT tech also fixed a few more issues he had seen on his own. I had the ability to access a portal page through their company to track the work as they progressed.
Thank you eXcelisys, for the eXpeditious work and getting our company back on track!
Contacting a developer is a leap of faith. I can't say enough good things about Excelisys and especially about Doug West. He is smart, intuitive and very dedicated to providing thoughtful solutions to our project.
The entire process has been a pleasure and we look forward to further collaborations to take our product even further.
Phoenix Youth Symphony
Excelisys has handled all of my project issues and concerns thoroughly, professionally and in a timely manner. I have always had positive experiences with Excelisys responding quickly, resolving issues thoroughly based on need and communicating what was done, or needs to be done in a professional manner.
I had problems with an outdated theme that caused problems when upgrades went through. Excelisys was able to fix the issues without interrupting use of our website. They responded very quickly whenever we had issues.
They are currently helping us with migrating our current Wordpress website to a new theme. Fred Morgan worked on our temporary theme fixes and did a great job communicating the issues, what was done and what problems we could face in the future due to our theme issues.
I am currently working with Brad Easley on the transfer to a new theme. When we first had issues and I was determining what needed to be done, and what company to use, I had a good phone conversation to express concerns, get questions answered, etc. Since that time all communication has been done through Basecamp.
I like the convenience of Basecamp, and the ability to communicate, etc., but I am not technology savvy, so it would be nice to touch base with a phone conversation since we are starting a new project and I want to make sure the concerns are understood. Waiting back and forth for information, progress and answers by email is sometimes difficult when trying to express issues and what needs to be done, etc.
Overall, I have had positive experiences working with Excelisys and would recommend them to anyone who needs help with their website!
Your search is over for an affordable real-deal and a true partner for consulting, design, custom development, maintenance, and enhancement of your database solution or web application!
eXcelisys will bring out the best in your business. Just give us a call at 1•866•592•9235 or fill out our Services Request Form for a free initial consultation and estimate. We look forward to working with ~ and for ~ you!