What is a professionally developed database like?

A professionally developed database should always be easy to learn, easy to use, accurate and secure. It should be created so that both the inexperienced beginner and the advanced "power user" feels right at home. The beginner should be able to be up and running quickly and the power user should be able to appreciate the flexibility and speed of the system.

A professionally developed database should be built around your business rules and organizational processes. This is accomplished by involving you in the entire development process. The software should be developed in phases, allowing you to review and refine the design at each step along the way so that the final product isn't something that a programmer imposes upon you, but rather a system that meets your needs completely because you were an active participant in the development process.

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