Rick draws on his extensive software knowledge to pick the right blend of tools for the task.  He works with clients to extend the power and capabilities of Microsoft® Excel® across a variety of analytical and reporting requirements, and integrates these tools with Microsoft Access® and/or SQL for projects involving larger data sets.  He also leverages a wide variety of other tools to create a more complete picture for his clients, including mapping software like ESRI GIS for comprehensive data visualization, and statistical tools like EViews for econometric analysis, forecasting and simulation.  Additionally, Rick has developed hundreds of custom Lotus Notes applications that have saved time and money by improving business processes.