Microsoft Access Review
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 30, 2014

Microsoft Access Review

Score 8 out of 10
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Software Version

14.0.7106.5003

Modules Used

  • Access

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Access

The product is being used at the department level. In a lot of cases a competent analyst can use this without the need for direct IT staff intervention so support costs are kept down while department level satisfaction is high. The staff also enjoys the independence and flexibility they have; especially in areas where there is too much data manipulation for Excel to handle.
  • Its a solid product that has been around for years and has continued to evolve.
  • Its now available as part of the Microsoft Professional suite so it interacts well with Word, Excel and PowerPoint when there is a requirement to do so.
  • There's also gobs of online resources available from any number of sources so getting access to help is a lot more effective than you sitting at a desk with a 1000 + page manual to go through.
  • Knowing how and why to reference internal and external libraries can sometimes be daunting if things don't go right.
  • The explanations given in the Help section can sometimes be cryptic so more "english-like" terminology would serve well.
  • Increase in user satisfaction and efficiency
  • Negative impact on ITS department because who has access to information is now unknown once the data leaves the central ERP.
Because I'm familiar with the product and with supporting those who use it.
Is it scalable and does it interact well with other products and components?
is it available to wide audience?
What sort of data can it import from other sources?
Does it support other connectors rather than just ODBC of Microsoft products?
is it easy to build front end forms and give different users access?
Is the database structure of sufficient robustness to allow multiple accesses?
Does it integrate well with existing security of your institution?