Is Microsoft Access Still Relevant in 2021?

Microsoft Access Training in Singapore

Large companies can use the corporate databases hosted on expensive servers, and then get multiple database administrators, server administrators to manage the servers.

Startups, small businesses, SME companies cannot afford these luxuries.

For simple to complex, single user or multiuser database applications, most solopreneurs, and SME companies rely on Microsoft Access. It is well suited, proven and highly relevant even in 2021.

We have several reasons to say that Microsoft Access is still a truly relevant Database system even in 2021, in fact many more years to come.

Let us look at what Microsoft Access is

Microsoft Access is Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) from Microsoft that combines the relational Microsoft Jet Database Engine with a graphical user interface and software-development tools to build Forms, Queries and Reports.

This is ideal for getting started in building a Customer Database, Accounting System, Warranty Tracking System, Order & Inventory Tracking etc. easily.

Microsoft Access stores all database tables, queries, forms, reports, macros, and modules in the Access Jet database as a single file.

  • Developed by: Microsoft Corporation
  • Latest version: 16.0

Advantages of Microsoft Access

  • Only one installation needed (RDBMS and design implement in one simple package)
  • Easy to install
  • Easy to integrate
  • Cost wise, it is way much lower. It is possibly already included in your Microsoft license.

Now, coming back to the question, Access applications are still in use longer than 20 years and people are building newer, mission critical applications using Microsoft Access.

Microsoft Access is still a viable tool for personal or small workgroup applications. The small business is not going to spent thousands on a software project that will take a year or more to develop.

Access has always been denigrated by mainline IT people almost from the beginning because it gives people control, which takes that control away from the IT department.

It has multiple uses and is used worldwide. The Danish government uses an Access app for contact tracing of COVID cases.

And in Singapore, Access is truly relevant and used every day by thousands of companies and individuals.

So yes, if you need to develop a database for personal use or within a workgroup, it is still highly relevant.

Get started today in using Microsoft Access for your next Database Project!

New Features in Microsoft Access

Practical hands-on MS Access training in Singapore

If you’re searching for a more flexible data management system, a database might be just the salvation you’re looking for and Microsoft Access 2013 provides an excellent option. With Access 2013 you will experience new interface with different look and feel. It has got sleeker look and it has more colors to make it more modern style.

You can not only save the document which you can access anywhere but at the same time you can collaborate it with other people.

Microsoft Access 2013

Features of Access 2013

Access 2013 has changed the tabs of ribbons and made it capitalized which was not there before.

Also if you have not worked with SkyDrive before that’s something which is going to be new for you. Want to explore this?

So when you are trying to open any new or existing document you don’t only have a option of choosing it from Recent but also you can also select it from SkyDrive.

After entering your account details it enters into your SkyDrive and then you can browse your database the same way as you browse in windows explorer. Like downloading we can also upload our local database to the SkyDrive.

Access 2013 has moved towards the Cloud and can now produce Web Apps which can be accessed through a browser.

There’s a quantity of Wizard help available in constructing these, so you’re not working from the skretch up when constructing one. Navigation and different views are pre-constructed, as long as the Web App you’re after can be based on one of the database templates provided.

Here are the top features you should explore in Access 2013.

  • Using Templates in Access 2013
  • Apps in Access 2013
  • A Focus on the Web: Office 365, SharePoint 2013, and Access 2013
  • SQL Server: Behind the Scenes of Access 2013

If you would like to learn more about these new features in Microsoft Access 2013,

or would like to attend the Microsoft Access Training, do contact us at Intellisoft Systems.

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