Effective tool for a busy office
January 02, 2019

Effective tool for a busy office

Katie Savacool | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Access

We have multiple databases within the department. One of them has images that are stored with the data. When working on database management Microsoft Access is the easiest to use and sort out the information for clean-up and export for reporting. If you don't have a lot of time for database management Access makes it faster and easier than Filemaker, or several other interfaces. I like it as much or more so than Excel for larger database information and reporting.

The downside is that people are intimidated by the program.

I am the primary person using Access in my department.
  • Sorting for particular information.
  • Exporting to Excel to create reports.
  • Storing multiple types of data and media within a singular record.
  • Formatting could be better.
  • If you are having any amount of data that is inconsistent it causes breaks in the system, sometimes.
  • The interface makes people think they are using excel, and so do miss out some of the features.
  • Very cost effective tool/program.
  • Training is easy to find for all types of learners.
  • Interfaces with other programs effectively.
Well suited for:

  • A database that contains multiple forms of media.
  • Easier to use for large amounts of data.
  • Pulling reports into other programs is fairly easy.