Microsoft Access


Microsoft Access is the most famous software to build databases and business application systems. It represents an absolutely versatile tool to create any number of applications and functionalities that work with relational databases.

MS Access also helps you analyze large amounts of information, and manage related data more efficiently than Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet applications.

A VBA programmer can turn a database into a user-friendly application and automate processes, from buttons to open screens or to jump between them, convert invoices automatically into PDF and send them automatically attached to an email. The end result is always an easy-to-use system that fits around the way that your business works.

Why Choose Microsoft Access?

  • Microsoft Access is the most widely used desktop database system in the world
  • Microsoft Access is part of Microsoft Office so there is a common interface and lots of support options available
  • You can use the free Microsoft Access runtime
  • Microsoft Access is significantly less expensive than either SQL Server or Oracle
  • The development time is approximately half that needed for creating the same system using a different platform
  • Microsoft Access produces very user-friendly applications through its comprehensive programming language (VBA)
  • If you need a database that serves your needs and Microsoft Access is a viable option, it is probably the fastest and least expensive way to get your goals accomplished

Scalable integration for large systems

In time, most databases grow in size and complexity. If your MS Access database is growing too large, you may need to allow more robust multiuser access to the database. Converting your Access database to Microsoft SQL Server might be the solution you need.

Microsoft Access and Cloud Computing with SQL Azure Databases

Cloud computing is a great benefit for the Access community. Instead of worrying about hardware and implementation issues around applications, one can focus on developing the solution using enterprise-grade cloud platforms that were previously nonexistent or prohibitively expensive and difficult to use. The great advantage of Microsoft Azure is that it can host SQL Server databases in the cloud at a very reasonable price.

Microsoft Access Queries

In a well-designed database, the data that you want to present through a form or report is usually located in multiple tables. A query can pull the information from various tables and assemble it for display in the form or report. A query can either be a request for data results from your database or for action on the data, or for both. A query can give you an answer to a simple question, perform calculations, combine data from different tables, add, change, or delete data from a database.

Microsoft Access (VBA)

VBA isn’t a programming language solely for Microsoft Access. You can use VBA to customize all the Microsoft Office application programs, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access. Furthermore, VBA can import data from, and export data to, a variety of formats that extend its reach even beyond Microsoft Access.