Microsoft Office Access as the Tool for Your Next Database Project
Written by John Demar
Published: July 1, 2008
Access is a top choice for small business, workgroup, and specialty database solutions.
While there are many other database platforms available, Access has separated itself from the competition as a solid foundation for rapid database application development.
Its reporting capabilities, the availability of educational resources, and status as a corporate standard DBMS make it an ideal candidate for your next application.
In our opinion, Access offers one of the best report writers available in its class.
With many features on par with stand-alone reporting tools costing far more, the reporting capabilities are robust enough to satisfy to most demanding formatting, grouping, data manipulation, and integration challenges.
Reports are easy to build, maintain, and deploy within an application.
Due to the high demand for systems integration, departmental databases, and ad hoc database querying, there are numerous resources for learning and building skills with Access.
Many community colleges and universities, as well as commercial training companies, offer one or more Access courses using the latest versions.
This availability of training and education makes it easy for business user to quickly learn the capabilities of Access, especially in the areas of ad hoc queries and reports, imports/exports, and data manipulation.
Finally, Access has become a standard in business applications.
Much like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook applications in the Office applications suite, Access is a standard installation on many PCs throughout corporate America.
Its compatibility with other Office tools means that businesses can leverage data, documents, and knowledge from those tools within Access.
This level of integration allows Access developers to create power solutions for demanding environments.
Demtron can show you how to leverage Access to meet your business data challenges.
Contact us today to put our 14 years of experience with Access and Microsoft development tools to work for your business.