Microsoft Access a great MS SQL alternative
July 19, 2021

Microsoft Access a great MS SQL alternative

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Access

[Microsoft] Access has all of the functionalities needed to build concise applications for small offices or needs. The ability to utilize other database platforms like SQL Server is a plus. The ability to create full functioning applications in less than an hour is a big plus. There isn't much you can't do with [Microsoft] Access if you understand that it isn't meant to be an enterprise tool.
  • Works on pretty much same SQL scripts
  • Forms and reports are easy to customize and edit.
  • High learning curve
  • Limited support
  • No new enhancements
  • Cloud Database
  • App templates
  • Reporting and forms
  • Intuitive and easy to learn for onboarding
  • Microsoft product works well with in our MS environment

With [Microsoft] Access I am able to quickly create simple database driven solutions with built in UI and reporting in one tool. Advanced coding is not necessary and the tool guides you through building out. Opponents for a robust, end-to/end product.

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[Microsoft] Access allows you to create places to store data in an easily retrievable fashion, allowing multiple users and form views for display and data entry, reporting, and data analysis. Easily mitigable to SQL Server, as you continue to grow. I've turned many an [Microsoft] Access database into a front-end for SQL Server. The Application looks and behaves like the other Office products, making it's introduction to new users fairly simple and straight forward. Review collected by and hosted on