All about bespoke software/database developers

We only do one thing: we are dedicated to developing bespoke databases (sometimes known as bespoke software) for businesses and organisations of all sizes. was established over 30 years ago as a design consultancy, then called Animart Designs. Many of our clients asked for marketing input as well as design services. So we brought to each client our knowledge that had been garnered over the years from all our other projects, businesses and sectors.

The company became more marketing-focused and helped clients see the bigger marketing picture, exploring different marketing strategies and organising whole campaigns including events planning.

Animart worked with sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and PLCs. We covered many sectors – services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, wholesale and farming! Our ability to transfer and apply these skills and knowledge was the main benefit we brought to our clients.

As projects became bigger, the amounts of data that needed moving around and coordinating also grew. In the early days of desktop computers (as far back as the 70s, youngsters!) spreadsheets were often used to track projects, customers, quotes, cash flows, projections, budgets and quantities etc.

As the spreadsheets became more complicated, they revealed their limitations. So, Animart began to create bespoke databases and handwritten software to cope with each client’s unique criteria.

Bespoke software was more flexible, adaptable and more useful than any spreadsheet as existed back in the day; this situation is still true to this day!

From these discrete projects for clients, sometimes whole business systems were developed as companies appreciated the difference that a bespoke database could make. Animart Design therefore morphed into Animart Databases

Custom-written databases

Custom written databases automate what you are already doing. There is no learning of new processes involved. This creates the main difference between off-the-shelf software and databases that are written for your company specifically. You can have complete confidence in using your data, in the way that you have always used it. What a database does is to bring is an increased efficiency in working.

As well as efficiencies, once the data is in place, it can be used to create relevant and useful reports: sales, credit, invoice, purchase order etc. Every department in any organisation can be helped. Labour and costs can be saved and growth encouraged. New and relevant features can be added when and how you want and need them!

Having a bespoke database from a professional database developer is like having 10 experienced office managers turn up to work one day and making everything go with a whiz! Procedures that previously have taken days are achieved by a single click of the mouse. Computerisation is the firmest of foundations for any business to build upon.

Animart Databases changed its name to and we work closely with others who specialise in different IT disciplines: Internet access, website design, web based applications, search engine optimisation and online marketing, as well as apps written in other code bases such as PHP, SQL etc. The outcome? A holistic seamless IT system!

Contact Martin Bridges on 01934 782651 or 07940 514351 for a free consultation. He’ll be happy to discuss how a customised solution can benefit you. is a vetted member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, an organisation of approved development consultants.
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