Microsoft Office Access Makes a Difference
It appears that Access is sometimes not well understood in some quarters.
On the other hand, if there is a requirement for an economical, feature-rich desktop database application, it is difficult to find a better tool for the job than Access.
Newcomers to Access have as examples:
- templates as supplied by Microsoft (which are applications that lend themselves to being “templatised”)
- sample applications in books (which are chosen by the author on the basis of illustrating principles)
- sample applications in courses (which are chosen on the basis of illustrating principles)
And then, there are the applications that are built in real businesses and organisations to provide real results, and these applications may or may not be similar to the templates or the book/course examples.
So, for the purpose of illustrating “where does Access fit in”, I thought it would be helpful to gather up a number of examples of real-world scenarios of Access applications. Nothing grandiose, no illustrations, screen-shots, etc, nor technical details. Just a synopsis, something about which we could say "Access is the best tool for this job". I know there are potentially millions of examples of this, of course. But some Access MVPs have provided examples from their own work, to illustrate the range of ways in which Access has found a niche.
The list of examples I have collected will be added to in time, so check back later. And each one, some of them brief, constitutes a separate article on my blog at http://blog.datamanagementsolutions.biz/dms.html. Below is a list of links to these articles.
joinery – a multi-functional application. Graham Mandeno
lodge – a movable application.
parts – a manufacturing application. Allen Browne
– a multi-national application.
breeding – a botanical application. Joan Wild
shop – a heavy duty application.
– a well connected application.
research – a soporific application. Karl Donaubauer
ingredients – a nutritional application. Duane Hookom
maintenance – a low-level application. Tom Wickerath
– a nautical application.
of Sale – a mercantile application. Ken Snell
care – a production application.
house – a bidden application.
building – a construction application. Arvin Meyer
shelters – a benificence application. John Vinson
– miscellaneous applications.
management – a tracking application. John Nurick
games – a sporty application.
fulfillment – a distribution application. Armen Stein
Spreadsheets – back-linked applications. Garry Robinson
status – a finger on the pulse application. Oliver Stohr
– a mass mailing application.
Management – a collaboration application. Rick Brandt
Weaving – a warped application.
Funds – a profitable application. Thomas Möller
Security – a compliant application. John Mishefske
Collection – a corporate application. Scott Diamond
Duty Tax – a submissive application. Leigh Purvis
Tracking – a robotic application. Brent Spaulding
Reservations – a dispatched application. Paul Baldarelli
Reporting – a social policy application. Dave Hargis
Distribution – a MIS application. Glenn Lloyd
Banking – a bigtime application.
Service – a cervical application. Sascha Trowitzsch
– a ridden application. Jack
Messaging – a texting application. Branislav Mihaljev
POS – an effective application.
– a here to there application.
Registration – an erudite application. Roger Carlson
Management – an opportunistic application. Gina Whipp
Reconciliation – an epic application. Doug Yudovich
Planning – a heart and sole application. Ben Clothier et al
… more coming soon!!!