Excel is a great program for analyzing and aggregating data. Users can begin inputting, manipulating and sorting data in an Excel spreadsheet with relative ease.
However, once the Excel spreadsheet reaches a certain size or level of complexity, a once-useful spreadsheet can become cumbersome and error-prone. If you have ever accidentally sorted a column and mixed up all your data, you know exactly what can happen.
Excel is an excellent tool for certain situations, but Excel is not a database. Excel has only basic security functions and protections. When data, data integrity and security become critical to your business, it is time to upgrade your Excel spreadsheet to a true relational database system.
Microsoft Access is the ideal next-step solution for users who have outgrown the management capabilities of Excel.
Excel spreadsheets and workbooks can be linked fairly easily to Access. But to take advantage of real relational database features, the Excel data needs to be imported into the Access database. Access provides wizards to do this, but these utilties only perform raw imports, and often introduce data and data type problems. Additionally, the import wizards do nothing to ensure proper security and the maintenance of data integrity.
If you have outgrown your Excel spreadsheet and are looking to take a step forward to take advantage of the powerful database features of Access, we encourage you to Contact us. DB-Pros has over a decade of experience converting Excel spreadsheets and programs to the MS Access platform. Your data will be migrated fully intact, and will be ready to take advantage of the many exciting features built into Microsoft Access. Are you ready to start getting the most out of your data?
Please contact us today to discuss all of your Excel to Access conversion and migration needs.