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Convert Excel to Access

PRACTICAL has converted hundreds of custom Excel spreadsheets to well-formed MS Access and SQL Server database applications, to enable distributed, secure and repeatable business operations.

The key to successfully convert Excel to Access is to maintain the original business and functional intent of the Excel system, while taking full advantage of the relational information model and work flow advantages of a well-designed MS Access database and we have the experience to do it successfully.

Databases such as MS Access provide a more structured approach for managing critical business data than is possible with an Excel spreadsheet or Excel Database. Excel Database Spreadsheets provide infinite flexibility, but at a cost.  As Excel database spreadsheets get used more often by more people in the organization they get copied, modified, enhanced and emailed around.  They tend to grow in weight, scope, and complexity.

MS Access databases provide for larger quantities of data, but also provide for more highly structured applications.  At the same time, your end users can know that MS Access data can still be viewed and analyzed in Excel.

PRACTICAL will import Excel databases or export Excel into MS Access in a way that preserves the valuable Excel data model that you’ve worked hard to design for your business. We can also build routines that automatically export Access to Excel or export Excel to Access.  At the same time, we can often simplify your complex Excel application, while keeping the Excel spreadsheet-like functionality intact when we convert Microsoft Excel to Access databases. 

Once an Excel application has been imported from an Excel database spreadsheet to an MS Access Database, the MS Access data can still be viewed and analyzed in Excel.   However, the input and equations and data manipulation become part of a structured, well-defined MS Access database application which provides for improved data entry consistency, improved version control as new functions get added, and an easier, more straightforward structured user interface.

Converting Excel to Access is one of our specialties. Call us today at (617) 527-4722.