Alternatives to MS Access?
May 19, 2009 1:14 PM Subscribe
MS Access Alternatives? I have a user that needs to keep data in a relational database, but I'd like to advise her against Access because of it's various limitations. She has no programming knowledge. Any suggestions?
posted by SpecialK to computers & internet (13 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
There's not much money for this, so cheap/free is better. They need to track medical records for a population of animals in a sanctuary. The existing data goes back ten years and is a few MB in size already even dumped to flat file.
The problem is that she's entirely Mac-based at home, and they have multiple people that would need to have access to it at once (which last time I checked was a problem for MS Access), and she'd like to be able to work on it at home sometimes. The school is entirely Windows/Microsoft based. I've suggested FileMaker Pro, but I'm not very familiar with it.
Any suggestions? We'd like to stay away from online-only vendors like Zoho and whatnot that may go poof with the data in the middle of the night.