Helping You Make Better Decisions with Data
Since we started in 1986, FMS has assisted countless individuals and
organizations make better data driven decisions. As database experts, we
help our clients improve accuracy, efficiency, and costs. We give managers
better control of their processes, provide data to key decision makers, and
help developers add features and gain insight into their applications.
Collecting, analyzing, and presenting data in ways that empower individuals
is what we're all about.
After all, ignorance is not bliss; ignorance leads to bad decisions,
which eventually generates fear. We can help you achieve your mission more
effectively and efficiently. Let us maximize the value of the data you have
today, then justify getting the data you wish you had.
Founded in 1986, FMS is a privately held software firm located in Tysons
Corner, Virginia (map). FMS is a
long-time Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a member of the SD Times 100 (the
top 100 most innovative software firms). Learn more about our history with
this video of FMS President Luke Chung at the Microsoft TechEd conference.
FMS is the world’s leading developer of products for Microsoft Access
developers, and a top vendor of products for the SQL Server, Visual Studio
.NET, and Visual Basic communities. With tens of thousands of customers in
over 100 countries, FMS customers are comprised of a variety of
organizations from small to large including 90 of the Fortune 100 and
every US federal government department. Our experience and processes for
developing commercial off-the-shelf software deployed worldwide is applied
throughout all our development efforts.
Committed to innovation and quality, all FMS
award winning products are developed by our in-house team of experts
including several Microsoft MVPs, published authors, and frequent speakers
at user groups and conferences around the world.
Professional Solutions Group
In addition to our popular products, FMS also offers
custom software development services. It takes
a great deal of expertise to create products that run on so many machines
around the world. Leverage our development experience to enhance your
existing applications or create new solutions to take your organization to
the next level. Discover why so many organizations choose FMS as their go-to
partner and preferred vendor for Microsoft solutions.
Advanced Systems Group
The FMS Advanced Systems Group (ASG)
is a dedicated team within FMS focused on delivering practical solutions to
the complex data problems facing the intelligence community. This division
is chartered to design, develop, and deploy the next generation of
analytical software. Working closely with our systems integrators and
intelligence community partners, ASG has successfully brought several new
concepts to reality such as our Sentinel Visualizer link analysis product.
FMS has attracted and retained a great team with
many who have been with us for over a decade. Having
a group of IT professionals and developers with such
longevity offers our clients a high level of support
and institutional knowledge that is highly unusual
in our industry.
President, founded FMS in 1986 to provide
custom database solutions. He has directed
the company’s product development and
consulting services efforts as the database
industry evolved. In addition to being a
primary author and designer of many FMS
commercial products, Luke has personally
provided consulting services to a wide range
of clients. A recognized database expert and
highly regarded authority in the Microsoft
Access developer community, Luke is a popular
speaker at conferences in the US, Europe and Australia, and has published many
articles in industry journals.
He is a Microsoft MVP, past president of the
Washington, DC chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO
Network), member of the Fairfax County
Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee, and
serves on the School Superintendent's
Business and Community Advisory Council. Luke is a graduate of Harvard University
with a Bachelor degree in Engineering and Applied
Sciences, and a Masters in Physical Oceanography.
Luke recently changed the national
discourse on the Affordable Care Act
(Obamacare) Healthcare.gov website with his non-partisan,
technical assessment blog post
Healthcare.gov is a Technological Disaster.
That article resulted in coverage in the New
York Times, national news broadcasts on CBS,
CNN, Fox, MSNBC, NBC, plus radio (media
coverage). He also
testified before the House Homeland Security
Committee on the web site and data
Executive Vice President of
Professional Solutions Group,
is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Microsoft
Certified Professional, and has published technical articles in
industry magazines. Michelle is an accomplished Microsoft Visual
Studio .NET, Access, SQL Server, and Visual Basic developer. She has
successfully designed, developed, delivered and supported a wide range
of database solutions. Examples include work for the Pan American
Health Organization, Washington DC Department of Public Works, MediVia, and Health Sciences Corporation.
Michelle joined FMS in 1999 and was promoted through the ranks from
developer to her current EVP responsibilities.
Jim Ferguson, Senior Application
Architect, has over 25 years of extensive database design and
programming experience on a variety of mainframe, minicomputer, SQL,
PC and web platforms. In addition to being regarded as one of the
leading Visual Studio .NET experts in the industry, he was a
Microsoft MVP for his support of Access and Visual Basic and a
Microsoft Certified Professional. Well versed in many technologies
including ADO, ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET, COM+, Cobol, Commerce Server,
and IIS, he is the primary developer of several FMS products. Over
the years he has also consulted with a number of prominent clients
such as General Electric, Procter & Gamble, DuPont, Omnicom, and the
National Association of Broadcasters. Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree
in English and co-authored
Microsoft Jet Database Engine Programmer's Guide (Microsoft
Press). He was the technical editor of Using Microsoft Access
and Roger Jenning's
Database Developer's Guide with Visual Basic 6. He has also
published technical articles in Smart Access and Visual
Studio Magazine. Jim joined FMS in 1994.
Visual Studio Integration Partner
FMS is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and member of the
International Association of Microsoft Channel
Partners, the Visual Studio
.NET Integration Program (VSIP), Association for Competitive Technology, and
Voices of Innovation. FMS is also on the GSA
Schedule. FMS is a small, minority owned business.
For more information about FMS,
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