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654 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access is a decent and productive data access and analysis tool and can be well suited for small to medium sized organization. It can manage normal databases very effectively and generate business value reports for the enterprises. It is not an ideal option for the organizations with larger databases.
Dong Tsai | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SQL Anywhere

SAP SQL Anywhere is better than not using a database, let's be clear there! However, I wouldn't pick it as my first or even second or third choice. I'd recommend looking at other options. Largely, it appears less powerful both in terms of its robustness and general performance and in its implementation of SQL. The standard Sybase utilities provided are lacking in basic features, and the interactive SQL utility is quite horrendous. However, the great thing is it is an ODBC-compliant SQL-compliant relational database.
David Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Microsoft Access

  • One good aspect of Microsoft Access is how the software can be customized for different applications. This is very useful because we are able to use this software for multiple applications, which makes it cost-friendly.
  • Another strong point of Microsoft Access is the skill required to customize, the amount of programming required is less than most other database programs. This is good for a beginner looking to get into database management.
  • Microsoft Access is one of the more cost-friendly database applications, and most of the time it comes with Microsoft Office. Other database programs can be expensive and not as easy to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SQL Anywhere

  • The ability to host network database services and the ability to manage them.
Kishion Guyah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Microsoft Access

  • Well, it requires a lot more training or research than other more "intuitive" Microsoft products.
  • The buildout of custom reports is highly complex, and I think that area, in particular, could be more intuitive.
  • Queries can be difficult to develop if you don't know the right language or terminology, and I think that those terms could be better visible in the ribbon.
Che Odom | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SQL Anywhere

  • I think it should be more user friendly for non-technical users.
  • More functional functionalities should be added to the object explore when working with a table to transform data/manipulate data.
Nosa W.I | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access 10.0
Based on 16 answers
I and the rest of my team will renew our Microsoft Access in the future because we use and maintain many different applications and databases created using Microsoft Access so we will need to maintain them in the future. Additionally, it is a standard at our place of work so it is at $0 cost to us to use. Another reason for renewing Microsoft Access is that we just don' t have the resources needed to extend into a network of users so we need to remain a single-desktop application at this time.
Alyssa Moy, MBA, PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SQL Anywhere

SAP SQL Anywhere 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Ease of use, relationship to existing software's used in house and familiarity with the product
Jeff Hieber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Microsoft Access is easy to use. It is compatible with spreadsheets. It is a very good data management tool. There is scope to save a large amount of data in one place. For using this database, one does not need much training, can be shared among multiple users. This database has to sort and filtering features which seem to be very useful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SQL Anywhere

No score
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Reliability and Availability

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I don't think the program has ever failed me. It is one of those programs where there is always a solution if you know where to look.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SQL Anywhere

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access 6.5
Based on 7 answers
While I have never contacted Microsoft directly for product support, for some reason there's a real prejudice against MS Access among most IT support professionals. They are usually discouraging when it comes to using MS Access. Most of this is due to their lack of understanding of MS Access and how it can improve one's productivity. If Microsoft invested more resources towards enhancing and promoting the use of MS Access then maybe things would be different.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SQL Anywhere

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Implementation Rating

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access 10.0
Based on 1 answer
there is no key idea, since it is easy to implement Microsoft Access
Thairy Ollarves | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SQL Anywhere

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Access

FileMaker Pro focuses more on data collection in a single, flat file while Access allows for relationships to be drawn between data tables the reduces duplication. I have not worked with FileMaker Pro for several years but found it to be very unwieldy for my needs which were mostly relational.
Scott Herring | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SQL Anywhere

As compared to others, SAP SQL Anywhere requires much less effort to install, setup and manage, and the support team from SAP is always there. You have very good support for this DB as many experts have improved the documentation which are easy to accumulate for your team..small and regular queries to execute are running flawlessly with speedy performance.
Pradeep Bele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Microsoft Access

  • Access runs many business processes. They mainly begin with a manual process that someone developed on their desktop with MS Access. As the process matures, is refined and becomes a dependency, it is then moved away from Access onto more enterprise-grade software.
  • Access helps us provide quick ad-hoc reporting to management without an expensive Business Intelligence license.
  • For number crunchers, Access is a must-have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SQL Anywhere

  • Skilled/experienced resources are less prominent than Microsoft SQL Server or even Oracle, or MySQL, so finding solutions and assistance, if needed, takes more time than it would with other platforms
  • You will need to find a good SQL query tool by yourself because the Sybase Central / Interactive SQL utilities are lacking in many basic features, and just generally have a bad user interface
David Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Microsoft Access

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft Access Editions & Modules

Edition
Microsoft Access139.991
  1. per PC
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SAP SQL Anywhere

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SAP SQL Anywhere Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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