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Excel to Access Migration

The key to successful Excel to Access conversion 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. Practical Computer Applications (PCA) has converted hundreds of highly customized Excel-based data management systems into well-formed MS Access solutions.

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.

PCA 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. Excel to Access Conversion is one of PCA’s specialties.

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.

PCA can help you migrate your Excel application to a successful Access database application. Call us at 1-877-843-3405 or use our form to request a free initial consultation.