Ram Design is a database development company. Our customers have been retailers, wholesalers, educational institutions, government agencies, and non-profits. We have completed successful projects for
- State of Vermont, Agency of Education
- Dartmouth College, University of Vermont, Middlebury College
- Ben and Jerry's, Smuggler's Notch Ski Resort
- City of Burlington, Town of Woodstock
- Downstairs Video (the beginning of Rental in 1995)
- Wrisley's (the little garage down the road)
- and many other small and medium-sized organizations.
We are the primary developer for "SpEdDoc", a special education document management system, used daily in approximately 80% of Vermont schools.
Our service includes database system design, network implementation, and user support. System development includes multi-user systems with either the regular version of FileMaker Pro, or FileMaker Pro Server for high demand situations. Database systems can also be served over the web and viewed using a web browser ("WebDirect" or PHP), and/or with a mobile device (iPhone, iPod, or iPad).
Most of our work is done to specific customer requirement, either modifying existing "templates" or building from the ground up. We also sell two preconfigured but modifiable "solutions": Rental provides for daily operations of any store renting products, such as video or equipment rental; and Sales & Inventory, is a point of sale system with inventory management and consignment tracking.
Paul Haskell, developer and owner of Ram Design, has been designing databases since 1989. At that time FileMaker® Pro, the engine that drives the database, was called FileMaker II, CD-ROM's had not been invented, and a 10 megabyte hard drive was a major purchase. Since then, FileMaker Pro has grown from a simple flat file database to today's powerful multi-user, multi-platform, relational system that strives to keep the user experience smart and intuitive.
Ram Design/Paul Haskell is a member of the FileMaker® Business and Technical Alliance, a professional affiliation of trainers and consultants with FileMaker, Inc.