How My Pricing Works

Everything is fixed rate priced.  No hourly fees!  You pay a fixed rate for each "Visible Field" that that you can see on your screens or reports.  This includes all types of fields or columns.  After your free consultation I will prepare your quote, listing each screen and report alonog with a count of visible fields for each of them. In addition you will be quoted a fixed rate for any special features that need advanced coding. 


Example: 8 visible fields on a form being multiplied by a fixed rate per field equals total field costs. 


 Counting Visible Fields

We can easily count visible fields because we can see them in your prototype on your screens (forms) and reports. Below are examples with red dots indicating fields.  

12 visible fields are counted on this screen.

19 visible fields are counted on this report. 

Fixed Rate Prices

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Fixed rate price quotes—not estimates!  I'll give you fixed rate price quotes on databases, not hourly estimates of how long it could take. The price I quote you includes all the work involved; mapping workflow, prototype design, building and coding, installation, training and corrections! 

You Control the Cost

Your quote is used as a basis for the design of your database prototype. As we progress through the prototype phase you will instruct me where to add or remove visible fields on your screens and reports.  You're in control of how many visible fields there are and where they are placed.  Adding or removing visible fields will increase or decrease the total field count, which causes your total cost increase or decrease.

rewards for Participating

Get up to 20% off per visible field!  I reward my clients for actively participating in their Access database projects.  Your quote will include any discounts you qualify for, then it's up to you to do your part during the project. Your discounts may be lost if your level of participation declines during your project. 




  • You provide samples when requested of screens & reports you need during your project.




  • You provide workflow when requested in any kind of written format during your project.




  • You are my Single Point Of Contact for the entire project. I only communicate with you.




  • You make all cost and payment decisions without having to consult with anyone else.

it's an Investment - Not an Expense

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Your database is designed to pay for itself in a relatively short period of time.  Most of my clients earn more using their database than they did before they had it.  If you run the numbers on how many work hours will be saved you'll see how much more you can profit with a database designed around your workflow.  Consider the amount you spend on this database to be an investment and not an expense.

Payments & Timing

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I work on a first-come-first-serve basis. The sooner your payment arrives the sooner your project is scheduled, upgraded or delivered.  

  • Third of quote to start your project
  • Third of quote when your prototype is finished
  • Third of quote when your database is installed 


New Clients

  • New database I will be building for you:  $1000 
  • Making changes to a database I did not build for you originally: $3000 

Existing Clients

  • New database I will be building for you:  $1000 
  • Making changes to a database I built for you originally: $250 
  • Making changes to a database I did not build for you originally: $3000