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Convert Excel to SQL Server

Practical Computer Applications (PCA) provides expert programmers to convert your business applications from Excel to SQL Server to create repeatable, reliable applications that preserve the business and operational intent of your custom spreadsheet.

Excel provides many powerful tools to design, manage, and analyze business data. However, MS Excel spreadsheets that are useful to a the power-user that built it, get out of control when used by more and more people. The spreadsheet grows in features and complexity, and gets copied, modified and emailed around. It is hard to know which is the correct version of a spreadsheet, whether inappropriate changes have been made, or when data security has been compromised.

When you reach the point when your multi-user MS Excel application is out of control, it is time to migrate your Excel database application to a relational database application based on SQL Server. This will eliminate all of the multi-user issues, provide reliable and repeatable business functions, and improve the quality and consistency of the underlying data.

SQL databases allow allow for databases to be used across the Internet. These distributed databases have role-level security that limits what users can do with the data, unless proper permissions are granted.

Converting Excel database spreadsheets to a MS SQL Server database provides a far more structured, more repeatable approach for business critical processes.  SQL Server database supports well-structured data, distributed data, Internet security, and repeatable, high quality data and workflow processes, with unlimited number of concurrent end users.

PCA has significant experience converting and migrating Excel spreadsheets to MS SQL Server. We will make your Excel application more structured, while preserving the original functional integrity of the original MS Excel spreadsheet.

  MS Excel SQL Server
Workflow None (Email) Process-flow defined
Concurrent Updates No (Single User) Yes (Multiple, concurrent Users)
Security One password fits all Role-based privileges
Version Issues High (file data stamp) None
Audit-ability Low (date and email comparisons) High (full audit trail)
Data Integrity Low (somewhat constrained) Highly constrained
Data Capacity Limited Unlimited
Data Structures Flat: 2-dimensions Relational: 3-dimensions
Internet Access with Security No Yes

Once an Excel application has been converted to a SQL Server Database, the data can still be viewed, exported, and analyzed in MS Excel. All of the data input, equations, and data manipulation becomes part of a structured, well-defined database application. The new application provides for improved data entry consistency improved version control, and an easier, more straightforward user interface. Best of all, the data can be controlled and made available through secure role-based security over the Internet.

PCA can help you convert from an Excel application to a SQL Server Database application. Call us at 1-877-843-3405 or use our form to request a free initial consultation.