MS Access Consulting Services
Information tracking is a ubiquitous need for all businesses, whether big or small. Most of the small businesses and individual entrepreneurs start using Excel to track important information. As the data grows, excel becomes cumbersome and error-prone. In such circumstances, a small database application or a personal database, like MS Access, suffices for most of the small businesses to track the information that they otherwise find it cumbersome to track in an Excel sheet.
Microsoft Access targets such small businesses that use Excel spreadsheet or MS Office tools to track and manage their business data. The main objective of MS Access is to meet the need for simple, effective information tracking of end users. MS Access is a simple, yet effective personal database tool. As its tightly integrated with MS Office, most of the users familiar with MS Office find it very easy to use Access database. To add to the familiar user interface, its very easy to design and develop a small database application in Access. Users, with little programming knowledge, can themselves develop a small application without any involvement from IT professionals. As a result, most of the Access Applications are designed without any IT involvement.
Over time the personal database becomes critical for the operational effectiveness of the business. As the data grows and number of users increases, the network traffic increases and the performance of the Access application decreases. The performance issues could be because of a poor database design and the data is not appropriately normalized.
Access database users can avoid such issues by involving the right IT professionals from the get-go of designing the Access Application. It is advisable that users collaborate with IT Professionals early during the development phase to avoid future problems related to scalability, reliability and upgrades, especially on schema design. If the database is designed correctly, the application will scale as the operations grows. Especially, upgrade to SQL server is significantly easier if the data typing is done correctly and if the data is normalized appropriately.
Octalsoft specializes in custom database development. We have expert consultants with significant experience in designing and developing Access Database and Applications. We also guide our clients on selecting the most suitable database technology for their needs. This ensures maximum operational efficiency and minimal ongoing effort to maintain database settings and table space configurations.
Our staff has experience with all versions of Access Database like MS Access 2003, MS Access 2007 and MS Access 2010. Our certified Business Analysts, Database Developers, and Database Architects can help you design and develop a scalable web based Database Applications. Some of the cross platform projects executed by Octalsoft database consultants include conversion and migration from Microsoft Access to Oracle database, Microsoft SQL Server and open source MySQL database.
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