Minneapolis was originally inhabited by the Dakota Sioux. This may have been due in part to the many lakes, wetlands and waterfalls found in the area. Minneapolis is said to have one of the country’s best park systems, with walking and biking trails that follow the old railroad lines. Minneapolis grew from the lumber which was harvested from the surrounding forests. Hydro power was used to mill flour for decades. General Mills and Pillsbury can trace their roots to this area. The arts are a big part of Minneapolis culture. MIA or the Minneapolis Institute of Art, began around 1915 and has over 100,000 pieces in its collection. Theater performances have been held in Minneapolis since after the Civil War, in dozens of theater companies. While Minneapolis has national sports teams, they also are home to the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships and enjoy ice fishing, ice skating and cross-country skiing. Whether for sports, history or art, Minneapolis has something for everyone. 


Developing Access Programs with Advanced Database Solutions

A.D.S. recommends Access to clients who need a small to medium sized system that can handle up to 20 simultaneous users. Access programming rates tend to be lower than other options, and production speeds tend to be quicker. To find out if using Microsoft Access is the best choice for your business, call us at 1 (612) 429-1038

A.D.S. has a large active client base, with new Access programs going live on a weekly basis! Some examples of our custom Access business software include: inventory management software, project tracking databases, employee monitoring software, payroll and time tracking databases, and sales CRM (customer relations management), and more!

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Positives of working with Access

  • Has the ability to easily add or remove features.
  • Adaptable to grow along with your business.
  • Created and maintained by Microsoft instead of a third party.

  • MS Access has every feature a business needs to handle workflow control, management, reporting and automation.

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    Negatives of working with Access

  • Impractical as a core database for larger companies due to capacity limits of about 2GB.
  • Lacks capacity to support multiple concurrent users like Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Only available for one office location as a stand-alone program.

  • MS access is not reccommended for large scale companies with over 20 users or multiple locations

    Minneapolis is considered a major financial center. Many major corporate headquarters call Minneapolis home, including Target and UnitedHealth. Agriculture started the modern growth of Minneapolis and continues to help it today. Corn, beets, and green peas are some of what is produced in Minneapolis today. Manufacturing, medical and retail also play a part in Minneapolis’s economy. The largest shopping mall in the country, the Mall of America, is in a suburb of Minneapolis. Manufacturing in Minneapolis includes computers. The game “Oregon Trail” was developed by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium. Diverse business sectors in Minneapolis help to make it a well-rounded city.