Microsoft Excel is widely used for creating and maintaining spreadsheet documents. Almost all companies invariably rely on Microsoft Excel, and most of the time departments end up maintaining some information and database in an Excel worksheet. The powerful feature of Macros enables users to even build small applications themselves without the help of IT team. Using such applications they can perform advanced functions like managing and querying the database maintained in the spreadsheets. The ease of maintaining the database and reporting on the information empowers the users. They don’t have to go to their IT team and spend innumerable hours explaining them their functional requirements and then wait forever to get the desired output from their technical team who has limited understanding of their functional processes.
While Excel is easy to use and user friendly, there is a price you pay for the flexibility. While its easy to build small applications and databases using excel, spreadsheets become more complex and difficult to change and manage when your records grow over time. As the data grows, more rows and columns are added to the existing spreadsheet and many times formulas aren’t consistently updated resulting in costly mistakes.
In such situations, it is advisable to convert your Excel based database and application to a SQL based Relational Database system. A well designed Relational Database system will enable you to normalize your data structure and will be scalable. You will be able to maintain your data with accuracy and with robust reporting capability, you will have access to the right information to make effective decisions for your business. Converting Excel database spreadsheets to a MS SQL Server or Oracle database provides a far more structured, more repeatable approach for business critical processes.
Octalsoft has certified and experienced Database Consultants who can help you migrate from an Excel or Access database to a more robust and secure Relational Database like Oracle or MS SQL Server. With its Rapid Web Application Development Tool for Relational Databases like Oracle and MS SQL Server, Octalsoft can help you web based Database Applications that are robust, fast and secure. Octalsoft will also enable a powerful reporting capability that will provide similar flexibility that you enjoy with Microsoft Excel like Formatting your data, Filtering your data, Sorting your data and so on.
Octalsoft has some of the most experienced and widely recognized team of database consultants in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia area. We have successfully migrated several customers from Excel/Access based database applications to MS SQL or Oracle based web applications. Our team has in depth expertise in Database Designing, Application Development, Database Security, Performance Tuning, High Availability Database Architecture, and Backup and Disaster Recovery.
Contact us for a free demo of converting your Microsoft Excel or Access based application to a web-based relational database.