Access Database Development and Support

Access Database Consultants

At Xlteq we design and build customised, scalable and low-cost solutions using Microsoft Access, which are designed to grow, flex and evolve as your data grows.

Many databases start out as a list in a word-processing program or Excel spreadsheet but as the list grows bigger, inconsistencies and errors appear, the data becomes harder to derive any meaning from and there are limited ways to search for and review subsets of data.

Microsoft Access is a versatile tool for working with sets of data, whether that is a sales order processing system, a CRM tool, or a project tracking and reporting system. Unlike many other data solutions, it is capable of change as and when required by your business. Access, when used in conjunction with Excel, can become a powerful management reporting tool to enhance your business decision making.

What are the advantages of using Microsoft Access

  • Other Microsoft products easily interact with Access including Excel, Power BI, Power Pivot and Outlook.
  • Access is a rapid application environment allowing a quick development process.
  • Lots of businesses have Microsoft Office already embedded in their infrastructure. This means no additional software requirements to get up and running with your bespoke database.
  • For bigger companies Access is often used as a stand-alone application to manage tasks at a local level.
  • Remote access is made easy using Microsoft Azure SQL.
  • Access is simply advanced, if required, to Microsoft SQL when the data levels demand it.

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Access Database Upgrades and Excel Migrations

If you are operating an old version of Access it might be slow or has lost some functionality. Alternatively you may be using Excel like a database. Xlteq can upgraded you to the most current version of Access or Excel models can be migrated successfully to Microsoft Access.

Many of our clients are upgrading Access databases onto a cloud-based solution and utilizing SQL to enhance functionality and improve performance.

Microsoft SQL Server

SQL is a relational database management system. It is a Microsoft software product with the primary function of storing and retrieving data as requested by other software applications. It can run either on the same computer or on another computer across a network. It is almost limitless in functionality and can handle multiply users in the thousands. Storage capabilities in the terabytes and remaining vigorous and robust from fault.

Azure SQL Database

Many of our clients benefit from using Microsoft Azure to host the back-end of the Access Database. The front-end sits in a local environment either on a laptop or PC and links, via the internet, to the data tables held on the Azure SQL database in the cloud. The key benefits from hosting your Access Database on Azure are outlined below.

  • No limits on the amount of data you can retain
  • Easy access from anywhere in the world with an internet connection
  • Unlimited users can be on the database at the same time
  • New development can be completed on the front-end without interrupting the database users
  • Compact and Repair issues are irradicated
  • Regular backups are taken and held should you require
  • Increased security for data tables

Additional benefits of using Microsoft Access Databases

  • All data held in one place
  • Easy to use search functionality
  • Single point of data entre
  • Bespoke build to your specification
  • Data validation ensuring accurate reporting
  • Multiple users accessing the database
  • Bulk upload from external data sources

Our Access Database consultants create databases that are fully customisable to your business needs, meaning that repetitive import routines or monthly reporting cycles are handled in a consistent manner.

Take a look at our Case Studies to find out more about our work. 

When designing a database there are fundamental elements to follow for a successful model. Firstly qualify the database rational including defining and imposing relationships within the data structures. Using the appropriate data sets and including indexes when building the structure and standaizie the naming convention all contribute to a fruitful build.

Typical applications for MS Access

  • CRM systems
  • Production Planning
  • Sales tracking tool
  • Facilities management tracking
  • Change program management
  • Order processing tools

We offer a range of different options depending on your situation.

  • Design and build a new Access Database
  • Review and repair
  • Develop and upgrade
  • Migrate to SQL Server and Azure
  • Enable mobile functionality and facilitating remote access
  • Provide ongoing support for new or existing Database

Take a look at our Access Database blogs for tips and hints on maximising the power of Access.

Xlteq Access database development projects

CDW is a multi-national provider of technology products and services for businesses, governments and educational establishments. They approached Xlteq to improve and unify their project tracking and reporting.     

University of Manchester’s Estates and Facilities Department commission a Task and Resource Scheduling Access Database. Designed to hold all task and resourcing information in order to replace the spreadsheets and keep a running record of all tasks.   

Falkland Islands Government Tax Office award Xlteq the contract to rebuild and support their Tax Records database built in Access and SQL.