For more than twenty years, Microsoft has been offering database management support for businesses using Microsoft Office Access. Likely, your organization is one of such users.
Most users of Microsoft office access have stated that they appreciate its simple, interactive framework. Access equips you to do more. With very little training, employees can navigate through its functionalities and get work done. Professional developers even use Access to build front ends to relational database management systems (RDMS).
Although users enjoy the simple nature of Office Access, some have been discouraged from migrating to the latest versions. They have concerns about using some of the latest features. Office Access desktop possesses features that are richer and more versatile than the web version of SharePoint. Consider a few examples, with Access desktop, you can link your external data and work with it, rather than having access only to the read-only lists on SharePoint. Visual basic applications are also supported by Access desktop. You can carry out crosstab queries and other actions, and complex reports can be generated from multiple databases.
That notwithstanding, there are limitations associated with continuing on the older versions of Access. Some of the features and compatibilities are no longer supported in current access desktop releases. For one thing, Microsoft has discontinued support for source code control, Pivot tables, charts, and ADP (Access Data projects). Admittedly, it is quite cumbersome to carry out application updates to the latest versions of Access, especially if your organization lacks competent hands in these areas. As a result, you may be hesitant to begin the process of embracing the latest updates and their accompanying features, but that doesn’t have to be the case.
With the right help, the possibilities you can enjoy with Access are endless. Of course, there are issues when it comes to building your house on rented land. But Access has been here for decades. It’s safe to assume that they’re here to stay.
If you’re using any version from 2010 to date, you can collaborate using Share point deployment or Office 365. You can use Access 2010 to create a hybrid workspace that supports both the app model and the access desktop version.
The 2013 upgrade allows users to create web-based database applications on the web app. You could do this using any of the provided templates, or create yours from scratch, but you can get the most from Office Access by Partnering with PCG. Consider what you stand to gain by partnering with PCG.
Partnering with PCG:
We’ve got Microsoft-certified developers who can hold you and your employees by hand and show you how to use Office Access forms, reports, etcetera, to manage tables so as to design applications that make use of Microsoft’s Jet database. The beautiful thing with this method is that with the right training, anyone can achieve it with very little or no coding.
If you’re looking to create unique database applications quickly, the Phoenix Consulting Group can help you customize the templates you would need in order to achieve this. We’re always excited to share our unique processes, gathered from decades of hands-on experience, with our clients so that they too can achieve the best of results as they work with office access tools.
PCG has business intelligence experts who can help you create office access desktop reports, revamp old reports, or synchronize your reports to any data source, using Visual basic. PCG consultants can help you create helpful analytics for power BI reports using Microsoft office access.
PCG provides both done-with-you services and done-for-you services for our clients, depending on their preferences. What this means is that if you desire to hire a firm that would carry out and manage the entire process of building, and deploying database applications, or front ends, we can help you do this. On the other hand, if you simply desire to consult with a team who would walk you through the process, we’re right here to guide you on how to use these traditional development tools.
When things go south, as they sometimes will, PCG can help you carry out troubleshooting on the management reports, improve the efficiency, or completely migrate the existing reports to a different management reporting platform, depending on the need.
If your staff needs to be trained on how to use the applications, we’ll be here to help you, by means of scheduled meetings online or onsite.
Do you need to map out strategies for seamless migration to access from other platforms, or older versions of access to the latest version, and so on? This can be quite a daunting task. If not properly managed, you could lose valuable data during the process. Thankfully, you have PCG to help you make the migration a smooth one. We’ll provide useful insights on the feasibility of such migration; whether there is even a need to do that at the time in question, what the impact would be, in terms of value, cost, etc, so that you can make more informed decisions.
We can also help you prioritize projects to channel limited resources to the core areas and realize better results.
PCG can help your organization design and troubleshoot network infrastructure. Our Cisco-certified network engineers can work with you in planning, deploying, and maintaining an affordable network design that can support your database applications, security is guaranteed. You can get these licenses on a subscription or perpetual basis.
PCG has specialists in the development and management of Microsoft Access applications. We can help your organization restore failed or poorly managed access projects.
When it comes to security and regulatory compliance, we pride ourselves on experts who have been certified by top organizations – CISM, CISA, CISSP, to name a few. We offer configurations and monitoring for Access database applications to avoid security breaches.
Our services include scheduled security assessments for both privately and publicly shared applications, formidable penetration testing to ascertain the level of security and validate compliance, mitigation of vulnerabilities, and recovery support services.
For recovery support, PCG experts can help you design, document, and verify a model that guarantees the safety of your information even if a major mishap occurred. You can work with a business continuity expert who would help you develop a solid business continuity plan, taking into account all the unique needs of your business, as it relates to information management, and even beyond the scope of IT.
Some organizations have had bad experiences working with some access developers. In many cases, some of these developers hold on to some source codes or access certain privileges. This keeps the organization at a tight spot whenever they have to make even the most minute of adjustments and in cases where the developer is not prompt to provide needed support at any point, they’re left stranded, with no way out.
Working with a developer who exhibits such tendencies can inhibit the progress of your organization, and the ability to make decisions independently. Now you don’t want that for your business, do you?
The Phoenix Consulting Group ensures that you have 100% access to everything that is yours. You will have access to them and not have to be forever dependent on PCG to get access to your information or resources.
As your business continues to evolve and your needs change, you may decide that you no longer want to continue with our experts, or want to handle it in-house, in which case you would be able to seamlessly transfer management to any capable developer.
By partnering with PCG, you can learn how to build, test and manage your applications, or work more efficiently with your data.
If you would like to work with a Microsoft office consultant, reach out to PCG today to schedule a consultation. You can schedule your consultation by clicking here, filling out the form or calling/emailing us today!