How small businesses can use Microsoft® Access 2010 to automate their processes
You need databases from things like knowing who could be your potential customer to keeping a list of debtors of the firm. You could also use it to keep track of the transactions done with a particular client. Databases are used by all businesses that deal with customers and numbers, and are especially important for small businesses. Let’s see how you could use utilize Microsoft Access 2010 for your small business.
Access is a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) designed for small businesses that do not have a large database. Creating your database is as simple as clicking a button and entering the data in the tables. Data is stored in tables because it is easier for the system to retrieve it when it is organized. To access the data present in the database, a user needs to punch in a query in Structured Query Language. This is what a simple query looks like:
Â Â Â FROM Book
Â Â Â WHERE price > 100.00
Â Â Â ORDER BY title;”
The beauty of Access 2010 is you would not have to write queries like above when you need data from it. You just have to drag and drop the details and a query gets created in the background, after which data is displayed as output.
Access lets you get the data in report format when you type in a query. Access is also integrated with other Microsoft applications like Word and Excel. You can get your reports in Word documents and Excel files depending on the kind of data you requested.
Access lets you automate some of the reports that your business needs, thereby saving lot of time and effort. Next time you want an old invoice printed, or get the weekly sales report in an Excel file, make sure you use Access 2010 to get your job done quickly.