& Data, Inc. (since 1995), the publisher of
Inside Sesame, is
well-equipped to provide a broad range of Sesame-related services to
its clients, including ground-up application design, application
enhancements and upgrades, programming, database conversions and system consulting.
Inside Sesame receive discounts on all services we offer.
For 13 years — from 1990 through 2003 — our principal,
Tom Marcellus, served as editor of
The Quick Answer
monthly Q&A newsletter. (Tom is also the author of the bestselling
published by IDG Books.) We have been publishing the
monthly newsletter since January 2004 with Tom serving as its editor.
www.quickanswer.com for more information on our
experience, technical expertise and comments from our many clients.
Over the years, more than 850 articles and tips on
and Sesame by Tom have been published.
Tom is one of the founding members of Lantica Software and has been involved with Sesame development and testing since
the beginning. He contributed extensively to the initial Sesame documentation package.
During these years, in addition to having our own
"in-house" clients for whom we've performed extensive Q&A and
development work, we've worked closely with countless Q&A and
Sesame experts (other Sesame developers come to us for solutions to their
tough problems) and published in our newsletters an immense range of
topics, techniques, tips, tricks and workarounds for both products.
Our intimate familiarity with both Q&A and Sesame is unrivalled.
If you're looking for someone to convert your
databases to an easy-to-use Sesame application — or to Microsoft
Access or another platform, if that's your preference — we can do it for
If you need a new
Sesame database or application,
but don't have the time or know-how to take on the project yourself,
let us do it.
If you need to add some features to your existing
application, but don't know how best to go about it, we can help.
If it's some minor or major programming you need
assistance with, we'll work with you to get it right.
If you're looking to have your
Sesame data available online in
any form — accessible from your web site either by validated
password or publicly to all site visitors — we are a Sesame developer who also
has extensive experience in
web design and Web programming.
created a customized contacts database that is exactly what we
wanted and that has room to grow and interact with other
databases as our needs evolve. He took the time to listen and
understand our requirements, to make suggestions about
technical solutions we would not have imagined, and to explain
pros and cons of various options. We enjoyed our interactions
with him, and he created an excellent product that meets our
very specific needs, in a timely manner, at a reasonable cost.
No more trying to fit our needs into some aggravating
off-the-shelf contact manager — thanks to Tom we have exactly
what works for us.
My husband and I run several diverse businesses. Many
of our contacts in one business are also interested in one or
more of our other endeavors. We also have many personal
interests and like to keep in touch with people. We wanted a
Contacts database that could manage all this intersecting
information in an attractive, easy-to-use, streamlined way.
Tom took the time to understand our needs and used his
expertise to deliver a product with which we are very
satisfied. He also contributed some coaching and training tips
as we went along. We highly recommend Tom for database design,
training, and other Sesame consulting work.
—Frieda Hamilton Fox, FreeLife, August 2008
your modifications to our system are both working well. As
predicted, the person here who uses the program got
comfortable with it very quickly.
(Sesame conversion from Q&A.)
—Alan Stewart, Stewart Homes, November 2008
We normally charge by the hour, though we're always happy to quote a job
rate when possible to do so. This way you know in advance what it will cost to have the work
done. We can quote job rates because we know the product and its
capabilities and because we make every effort to
fully understand exactly what you need and want before we start
It doesn't matter where in the world you're located.
Today's technologies enable us to work on and even implement your
applications from our office in Southern California. When it comes
time to apply design changes to your live in-use applications, we can
take care of everything from here, or send you the files by email with
simple instructions on how to apply the changes yourself. Sesame
makes that part easy.
No project is too large or small. In addition to
our own proven capabilities, we can draw on an extensive pool of
resources to help ensure that your job is delivered on
time, on budget and on spec.