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
database solutions to help people and
organizations make better decisions. He has
directed the company’s product development
and consulting services efforts as the
database industry evolved over the decades.
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 and
industries both commercial and government.
Luke is a popular speaker at conferences in
the US, Australia and Europe, and has
published many articles in industry
magazines and the Microsoft Developer
Network (MSDN). Microsoft has recognized
him as a Microsoft MVP for his expertise and community influence. He is a former president of
the Washington, DC chapter of the
Entrepreneurs Organization, serves on the
Fairfax County Information Technology Policy
Advisory Committee representing the School Board, and
is a graduate of Harvard University with
Bachelor Degree in Engineering and Applied
Sciences and Masters in Physical
Luke recently changed the national
discourse on the
Healthcare.gov website for
the Affordable Care Act
(Obamacare). After his non-partisan,
technical assessment blog post
Healthcare.gov is a Technological Disaster
went viral, he was quoted in the New York
Times and Forbes.
That led to repeated appearances on national
radio and TV news broadcasts on ABC, CBS,
CNN, Fox, MSNBC, NBC, and more (see video
He also met with the US House
Energy and Commerce Committee and
testified before the House Homeland Security
Committee on the web site and data
security. Throughout the process, Luke used
his experience to help policy makers and
journalists better understand the technical
issues, why the system wasn't going to work
regardless of the number of users, and how
badly the government contractors abused
taxpayers on this and other IT projects.
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 a small, minority owned business.
For more information about FMS,
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