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3 Ways Microsoft Access Adds Efficiency

Friday, March 24th, 2017 / by ExcelHelp

Microsoft Access is a powerful database platform that can increase the efficiency of a small to mid-size company. As a customized database management system, Microsoft Access provides specialized features that can make internal operations much leaner.

As a software development company, our top priority is making sure that our client’s projects are secure and well organized. Cloud-based storage ensures that this is possible. Microsoft Access can be connected to a cloud-based storage system that eliminates the need to maintain and upgrade onsite servers. The end result is faster task management execution with fewer resources needed.

How Microsoft Access Can Work for You

Microsoft Access compiles and stores relevant data in a centralized location.  All information can be edited, downloaded, or removed as needed. As a Microsoft Access user, you can also assign administrators to have access to specific data and even give administrators the authority to grant access to other users.

The data within Microsoft Access can be extracted and imported into an Excel spreadsheet. The Excel spreadsheet can also be designed to display key information in an attractive, web-based format that’s easy to read and use, even for the most basic user. Whether your current software management system is outdated or underutilized, implementing a Microsoft Access platform that is tailored for your business will improve your internal operations significantly.

So here are the 3 main ways Microsoft Access can add efficiency to your company:

  1. Data Centralization – Microsoft Access is designed to store data in a single location that is accessible to all team members.  One of the best features of Microsoft Access is the ability to grant certain access levels depending on the user’s role.  Administrators  have full access and can assign levels to others accordingly.  This comes in handy when managing our clients’ project data, especially when we’re working with multiple clients. We can create a folder in the cloud that’s large enough to hold massive amounts of data and keep it secure by allowing only the necessary development team members access to the data.
  2. Search – The Search filter functionality is critical to keeping our projects well organized. As aforementioned, there is a plethora of data that is uploaded onto our database. The Search functionality saves us a considerable amount of time retrieving data. All we have to do is type in a keyword and, much like a search engine, a list of keyword-related documents will appear, giving us immediate access to the information we’re looking for. You’ll be amazed at how much time this function can improve your operations.
  3. Automation – Through automation, we’ve been able to reduce the amount of time it takes to execute certain tasks, especially if they are repetitive. A task that may take hours to complete can be done in minutes or even seconds. This is extremely helpful for accounting and finance management, which requires daily, weekly, and monthly reporting. For our company, automation plays an essential role in payroll management.

3 Ways Wrapped Up Into One!

With the assistance of an experienced software development team, it’s easy to have a software management system that is custom-designed to suit your specific business needs. The use of file and data centralization, search filters, and automation has proven to be part of the skeletal framework that makes an efficient Microsoft Access platform. Once you find the right development team to design your management system, be sure to ask your developers about these three efficiencies.

Contact a developing consultant at eSoftware Associates today for a free consultation at 1-800-862-0882.


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