The area around Pittsburgh was originally inhabited by many groups of Native Americans. In the mid 1700s, the region was purchased from the Iroquois. The Lewis and Clark Expedition started in Pittsburgh at the beginning of the 1800s. During the Civil War, many Underground Railroad stations could be found in Pittsburgh. In the early 1900s, a substantial percentage of the national steel came from the Pittsburgh area. Today Pittsburgh has more than 400 bridges, even more than Venice, Italy, and so it is known as the “City of Bridges.” Many of the world’s first green buildings can be found in Pittsburgh. 800 sets of outdoor public stairways known as the Steps of Pittsburgh, attract many hikers and fitness walkers to the city. Other trails for biking and walking have been made near the rivers in the city of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is high on the list of most livable cities in the nation and the world.  


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 (412) 763-1334‬

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

    One of the earliest industries in Pittsburgh was boat building. Pittsburgh has manufactured many materials, besides steel, including glass and aluminum. The railroads, the automotive industry and electronics have helped Pittsburgh's economy to grow in the past. Today, medical providers and technology firms are the leaders in the Pittsburgh economy. Leaders in these industries, that can be found in the Pittsburgh area, are Carnegie Mellon University, Allegheny Technologies, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the largest employer in the city. Modern office spaces for these companies can sometimes be found in renovated former factories. The area of Pittsburgh is headquarters for federal agencies in cyber defense, the nuclear navy and robotics. Pittsburgh is considered one of the top metropolitan areas favorable for business expansion.