Accountants Should Dump Microsoft Excel for MS Access Database

Accountants Should Dump Microsoft Excel for MS Access Database

I’ve been saying this for years, MS Access databases is simply far better than Excel. In fact Access is just Excel on steroids!

As the following link to this article says “we are all Excel-aholics who can’t get through the day without busting out a spreadsheet…“. 

Here’s the article link:

Accountants Should Dump Microsoft Excel for Microsoft Access Database

Accountants Should Dump Microsoft Excel for MS Access Database

The default reaction is to lean towards Excel and that’s understandable but that’s because it’s how we are all first taught to use this application and the ease of how a spreadsheet  can be to manipulate data and analyse out.

But where data integrity and security protection  is key to the maintenance and workflows of a system, you simple have to consider MS Access databases.

There’s also a compromise where both could be used and this maybe a fair outcome to get the best of both using their strengths and dismissing the weaknesses at the same time.

Want to learn more? Take a look at my eBook bundle covering the key objects of Microsoft Access database.

Microsoft Office Access 2007 & Microsoft Office Excel 2007 – Which one to use?

A quick and useful video demonstration highlighting the pros and cons between the popular Microsoft Office applications.

As newer versions are released (the latest being Microsoft Office 2010), so the functionality becomes richer and the closer applications become making it even harder to decide which one to choose. Luckily, Microsoft Office (Professional) has both Excel and Access, the only problem now is to understand the key differences.

It’s natural to lean towards Microsoft Excel – why? Well, everyone starts here before migrating to the more powerful Microsoft Access database application but many more simply stay put – in the comfort zone!

This video demo is a good start to help differentiate the two – well worth two and half minutes of your time!