The A in Access stands for Adaptable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated August 22, 2015

The A in Access stands for Adaptable

Score 9 out of 10
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2007 and 2010

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Access

In the past, I used it to create databases to track expense reports, later I used it to track charity donations made within the company I worked for. I would create the database from scratch and set it up so that it was user friendly for those who had no prior use with access. The great thing about the program is that you can customize it. Sometimes I'd have pop up screens or instructions baked right into the viewing screen that the end users could easily follow. I also sometimes use access to scrub and organize info that may have similar components of info but they may have been altered over time. I can refrain from having to re-invent everything and just upload using a special query or whatever and still house all my info together. Access is great and is highly adaptable for my needs. I've been able to use it everywhere I go.
  • Organizing information that is similar in nature but may include different parameters
  • Adapting to things that are born in an Excel format.
  • Merging information that may need to be tacked on at the last minute
  • Not really sure, I pretty much like the program as it is. As I stated it is highly adaptable and I'm usually able to figure out ways to bend it to my needs. No issues here.
  • I wish there were some SQL layouts baked in that showed some examples. But that just might mean more classes or something.
  • It has increased employee efficiency
  • Allowed for better tracking of information from start to finish
  • Ease of consolidation of ad hoc information.
I think it is well suited to situations where you want to organize the flow of information. It is great for tracking and being able to keep a history of information. Also you can control your end user and sort of herd them using the functions of access. I once had to limit an end user because they constantly wanted to delete info from a table. I set everything to invisible and created a start up screen and locked the back end of the database which helped me resolve the problem. It worked where constant follow up verbal instruction did not.

Using Microsoft Access

It is a great program and allows an ease of information flow and tracking. I've been able to find uses for it pretty much everywhere I go whether it be for a team of people or just to make my own tasks easier to complete. It seems to have the ability to find it's niche no matter where you go.

Microsoft Access Reliability

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.