Microsoft Access

About Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access is a database management system that can create functional database apps for any business purpose. By integrating Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Access can create unique business apps, automate important business processes, and consolidate information for forms and reports. Using the Access' connector library, users can seamlessly integrate third-party business apps to generate aggregated visuals and insights for any report or app.


Key benefits of Microsoft Access

  • Create apps easier with built-in templates that can also be created using existing apps.

  • Create user-friendly forms to help automate business processes.

  • The DB can store valuable data in SQL Server as well as Azure SQL for better security, reliability, scalability, and manageability.

  • Utilizes standard SQL syntax for better compatibility and a more mission-critical back-end.

  • Easy to learn, especially for the existing Excel users, and provides different ways of accomplishing the same task.

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    4.4 /5
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    4.2/5
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    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    3.9/5
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    Manuel Eduardo
    Manuel Eduardo
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The ease of use of Microsoft Access

    Reviewed on 24/02/2022

    As student of first year of systems engineering, the program microsoft access has been a perfect...

    As student of first year of systems engineering, the program microsoft access has been a perfect tool for learn and practice databases.

    Pros

    The platform is very friendly with the users who are beginners in the subject of databases. Like student of first year in systems engineering has been a good tool for start with the databases.

    The interface is very simple, and the tools have easy access for users.

    Cons

    I don't see a lot of cons, because is program for beginners, and in my case i think it's good just to start, if we want something more professional there are more database programs.

    Alternatives Considered

    MySQL

    Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Access

    To do more professional work.

    Switched From

    MySQL

    Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Access

    Because it has a simple interface.
    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Banking
    • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great for simple and mid-level databases

    Reviewed on 16/04/2022

    Whether you are an experienced programmer or a novice, Access is a great tool.
    If you do not know...

    Whether you are an experienced programmer or a novice, Access is a great tool.
    If you do not know SQL, Access can create queries for you. (not VBA though).
    You can easily integrate Access with all other products - Excel, Txt files, SQL Server, Oracle, etc.
    If you wish to dwelt deeper into programming - Access is a great place to start, after becoming more experienced, yo can start using SQL Sever, VB, Oracle, and databases and front end applications.

    Pros

    If you want a relational database, and don't have hundreds of tables, 100,000+ rows each - access is a database to use.
    First of all it provides - Back End (tables), Front End (forms), Queries, and built in Reports.
    if you have many users, you can split - Master Database that will only have tables, and other databases linked to it will hosts forms and everything else while being linked to the main database.
    It utilizes SQL language and VBA so you can perform pretty much every command you need.
    You can add any control on Form or Table level to verify what users are doing to prevent errors.
    Regarding what I said about hundreds of tables - if you simply want to look through tables now and then, but not on regular basis, you can store data outside in large txt files, load them, an then remove. (For that using temporary copies will be most useful)

    Cons

    I've been working with Access for about 20 years, many issues I've seen earlier have been fixed.
    Now if you wish to split a database, it can do it for you. Maximum limit for currency is not a couple of billions anymore (not a huge amount for Financial Companies)
    My least favorite part is compacting. Database often becomes to large and needs to be compacted before it crashes. Compacting still takes to long, and sometimes database crashes while doing that.
    I wish some king of automatic compacting can be done without asking the user.

    Carlos
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    • Industry: Automotive
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Not he most simple data base developing tool

    Reviewed on 31/05/2023

    Pros

    The possibility to develop a data base with the microsfot office base aspect.

    Cons

    Too much complicate to develop and old tools in compare with new softwares more simple and friendly user.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Microsoft access for devolpment

    Reviewed on 18/09/2022

    Pros

    Easy managing databases with simple suit, no coding for relationships between tables, just click and dragg.
    Field control, data control options are awesome which to provide easier method than to code it, while for advance scenarios vba coding also available and can be done.
    Forms, reports, queries are designated separately but linkage available.
    Quick output for most no debugging and complilation, objects can be dragged and thier position, functions can be set even with mouse only.
    Universal access of program no special setting etc required if file is ttanafered to another PC.
    Linkage for mysql server is also facilitated. Database import export can be made with. Excle,. Csv files too.

    Cons

    No remote access of files, user based restriction is to be designed, multi user access is limited. No track of devoloment status.
    No log of maintenance is created.

    Shane
    Shane
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    • Industry: Government Administration
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Nice tool for simple database management

    Reviewed on 30/06/2022

    I've used Access to manage databases and access data. The Query Design Wizard is a nice feature but...

    I've used Access to manage databases and access data. The Query Design Wizard is a nice feature but it's tedious to perform other data science task like data tranformations

    Pros

    It displayed data in an intuitive way. It's a familiar, accessible tool for managing databases if you're used to working with Microsoft Office products and with traditional spreadsheets.

    Cons

    The customer support and amount of online help resources aren't as helpful as those for other software used to manage database like SQL Server-based products. I also experienced regular freezes or glitches that were annoying and a bit time consuming.

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    Microsoft Access offers the following pricing plans:

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    Microsoft Access has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    Microsoft Access supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, European Portuguese, French, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

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    Microsoft Access offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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