About Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access is a database management system that can create functional database apps for any business purpose. By integrating Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), Access can create unique business apps, automate important business processes, and consolidate information for forms and reports. Using the Access' connector library, users can seamlessly integrate third-party business apps to generate aggregated visuals and insights for any report or app.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Microsoft Access

Create apps easier with built-in templates that can also be created using existing apps.

Create user-friendly forms to help automate business processes.

The DB can store valuable data in SQL Server as well as Azure SQL for better security, reliability, scalability, and manageability.

Utilizes standard SQL syntax for better compatibility and a more mission-critical back-end.

Easy to learn, especially for the existing Excel users, and provides different ways of accomplishing the same task.

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
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Features

Total features of Microsoft Access: 15

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Application Management
  • Built-In Database
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Visualisation
  • Database Support
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Relational
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(31)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.0/5
Customer Support
3.7/5

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José eduardo A.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Microsoft Access - El Mejor procesador de datos de la mediana y grande empresa.

Reviewed on 11/11/2021

De menos a más ha sido las expectativas que ha llenado este software de gestión, desde la 2.0 hasta...

De menos a más ha sido las expectativas que ha llenado este software de gestión, desde la 2.0 hasta la versión 2019 (ultima que he testeado, me ha permitido mejorar cronológicamente con la gestión de datos, ahorrar inversiones costosas en pequeñas y medianas empresas de soluciones de datos, y tener la facilidad y una personalización de reportes y formularios con una simpleza que asombra.

Pros

Su posición entre un gestor de base de datos y más que una de hoja de calculo avanzada; ahí en ese rango es en donde opera M. Access. Denominado como un gestor de base de datos, opera con una determinada amigabilidad con relación al usuario común o al no programador, pero con la suficiente para poder definir el manejo de tus datos correctamente y puedas crear tus propios repositorio de datos, tus consultas de mayor ventas o productos, los reportes para tomas de decisiones gerenciales e incluso los formularios de ingreso, que nos permitirá seguir alimentando los datos en la base.

Cons

No es lo que menos me ha gustado, pero probablemente sea una limitante, condicionado al entorno en que opera; Access está destinado a ser un gestor maravilloso y funcional al largo plazo en una mediana empresa y es muy amigable de operar. Al existir una inmensa cantidad de datos de procesar y almacenamientos de objetos tipo multimedia, su desempeño se ve afectado con el tiempo debido a que para esos trabajos ya debería encontrar otra solución más robusta y que cuente con servidores de datos propios, y es ahí donde se excede los parámetros de Access.

Alternatives Considered

MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server

Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Access

Porque aparte de no ser una buena práctica, era difícil usar una hoja de cálculo como almacenamiento de cientos de datos que aumentaban cotidianamente, adicionalmente el uso de los recursos de los equipos siempre vivían colapsados y como consecuencia de eso, existieron caídas de los equipos y pérdidas de información, todo esto, se fue eliminando al migrar de Excel a Access como gestor de datos.

Switched From

Microsoft Excel

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Access

Porque está orientado a la mediana empresa y cubre y supera todas las expectativas que tengo con la gestión, procesamiento y presentación de datos.
Federico A.
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  • Industry: Investment Banking
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great product for a Small / Medium Bussiness

Reviewed on 24/11/2021

My overall experience is very positive, I always use is when possible. Saves em a lot of time and...

My overall experience is very positive, I always use is when possible. Saves em a lot of time and allows me to perform world-class reports.

Pros

I am very impressed about the reliability in handling regular size databases, and the best part is that you can write your own SQL commands!

Cons

The only thing that I don't like is that it is not very powerful and gets slow with some big databases.

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Reasons for Choosing Microsoft Access

Because I was able to have more reliability and work perfectly with different companies rather than using the IBM suite.

Reasons for Switching to Microsoft Access

The Microsoft suite is widely used over any other suite in the market.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Research
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Microsoft Access is still relevant in 2021, but only just

Reviewed on 25/11/2021

MS Access is easy to learn; use and get started - which is why it was so popular. It’s fine for...

MS Access is easy to learn; use and get started - which is why it was so popular. It’s fine for hobbies and things but I don’t recommend it for much more. It’s also good as a quick and dirty interface to SQL Server.

Pros

Access is more than just an RDBMS, it also allows you to build an application around that database. Mostly it is all very dated though, the height of its success being in the late 90s and early 2000s. It does make building a database quite easy and as long as you are using it for what it is meant for, it can still be useful. In my organisation we use it to give researchers read-only access to collected study and clinical trial data in SQL Server.

Cons

Access is no good for any kind of secure multi-user database, just don’t try. There are much better products out there for that. Really it works well only as a small desktop style database or a quick and dirty front end on SQL Server. I’m r member in the early 2000s when I first started working, a lot of businesses and government agencies used MS Access in ways it shouldn’t have been - they tried to use it as an enterprise system. Big mistake.

Badawy F.
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  • Industry: Architecture & Planning
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Review about Microsoft Access

Reviewed on 21/12/2021

I have been working on Microsoft Access since my studies and after graduating from the Urban...

I have been working on Microsoft Access since my studies and after graduating from the Urban Planning Department, and I am still practicing it in my job, as it is the rest of the Microsoft group, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, among the programs that are indispensable in many fields.

Pros

• The main reason may be availability. Microsoft workplace licensing is a should these days and comes with it access.

• Most of the time, within the absence of an appropriate information environment, access is incredibly helpful for making a info, which might be simply achieved through an access database with easy queries to extract information. In addition, creating I/O forms makes life a lot of easier to navigate through the database it's very straightforward and intelligible that beginners can handle easily...Where and what will this operate do.

• the developer also can use it for his or her own news purposes, it's going to facilitate in data analysis and that they also can work on reporting.

• we will even have information during a table format that customers can simply understand. making entity relationship diagrams for multiple tables and creating sample diagrams is incredibly simple

Cons

• One of the downsides of the program is that with the massive range of information inputs, the applying becomes slower, that ends up in a rise within the time in extracting ANd process data.

• Typically it produces a mistake because of an sudden ending that I ne'er understood.

• It' not as climbable as alternative enterprise information solutions, though it will still do the task.

Maizy M.
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Good Database Tool

Reviewed on 29/11/2021

We've found we're able to store and query our data easily with Access. It's smooth and complete...

We've found we're able to store and query our data easily with Access. It's smooth and complete for a database tool. It works without issue - so no reason to look for something else.

Pros

Microsoft Access is Microsoft's professional level product to address databases. Overall, I think it works really well, as many companies have adopted and use it, including my own. I love how it's Microsoft supported, so you can have confidence in its reliability. It relatively easy to use. It does require knowledge of databases and SQL, which may go without saying. My workplace uses Access for data storage, and it does well in its presentation and response from querying.

Cons

Like a lot of Microsoft tools, they seems to be over blown with "bells and whistles". Microsoft Access definitely has many more options than I'll ever understand or know what to do with. This does give it a busy feel that can be intimidating, however, everything I've used with it has worked well.

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Microsoft Access has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

Microsoft Access supports the following languages:

English

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