Microsoft Access
Updated April 02, 2018

Microsoft Access

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Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Access

Currently we use Access in our IT department to manage our various hardware resources. I have used Access in the past to implement a medium sized application for a Logistics company. Access is an excellent tool to both learn and implement database applications. I've often thought that after word processors and spreadsheets that database apps would be the app learned by the majority of computer users. That has not been the case for a variety of reasons, but if it were, Access would set the standard for easy relational database implementation.
  • The visual query builder is the best query tool I have ever used. I have not found a better implementation of a relational DB query builder.
  • Edit data almost like a a word document
  • The import tool is very good. Very good.
  • Compile access apps to EXE
  • I wish you could use some other language vesides VBA
  • I'm not sure if this is still true but if it is it's a real problem: The Jet engine did page locking which meant that in multi-user situations random records used by other users would be blocked. Very bad.
  • Saves time tracking assets
  • Avoids need to invest in expensive report writers
  • Easy to learn so less technical staff can be trained quickly
  • Paradox, dBASE, IBExpert and FileMakerPro
  • Paradox is out of date; Access still had a much better query tool
  • dBASE is really old; it was the Access of it's day
  • IBExpert is a good query tool but that's all it really does
  • I haven't used FileMakerPro
  1. Analyzing data
  2. Small database apps
  3. Learning Relational Database concepts