The Fujitsu Microsoft Solutions Centre is a centre of software excellence, helping Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand (FANZ) to create and deploy world-class enterprise solutions based on Microsoft technologies. To provide an optimal service they need to continually access and assimilate data from a variety of databases, spreadsheets and intranets. In September 2011, IT staff deployed the self-service data application development tool, Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011. The tool helps enable non-technical staff to rapidly create line-of-business applications that integrate data from a variety of data sources into professional-looking formats. As a result, the centre has helped staff improve their own productivity consultants can create their own ad-hoc data applications without involving the IT department.