Microsoft Access Database Upgrade

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Microsoft Access has limitations

Many businesses use Microsoft Access as a 1st generation database.  It is considerably more adapt to storing business data than spreadsheets. However, Access is designed as a ‘desktop’ database solution. Therefore it is more suited to modest data volumes and a small number of users.

If your business is being held back by Access running slowly, you may require a more powerful solution. Luckily, Microsoft have just such a solution for you called Microsoft SQL Server. You can think of it as the ‘Big Brother’ to Access.  In reality SQL Server is a ‘Server’ database solution and Microsoft Access is a ‘desktop’ database solution.

Access can be easily upgraded to SQL Server

The good news is that this is a relatively painless migration route and  your data can be converted. Additionally, Access can be used as a client in a SQL Server solution. Therefore if you are familiar with Access reports and forms those skills can still be used in the new SQL Server solution.

We can also upgrade other database platforms

We have extensive experience upgrading businesses to use Microsoft SQL Server technologies. Moreover we have created new systems from the following legacy technologies:-

  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Paradox
  • Dbase
  • DB2
  • Foxpro
  • File maker
  • Lotus notes + many others
Benefits for your business

If your existing database is struggling to cope, therefore reducing the performance of your business, Computerisation Limited, can help. We can provide you with a quotation for transferring your database to Microsoft SQL Server. That will be guaranteed to deliver:-

  • Fast multi-user access
  • A virtually bullet proof platform for reliability
  • Intelligent data processing
  • Transactional updates
  • Data security
  • Automated events & reminders
  • Audit trails where required
  • Multi site synchronization

This will ensure your business runs with maximum data efficiency.


Cardiff Software Developers, Computerisation Limited have been business database specialists and bespoke software developers since 1989. Computerisation Limited, based in Cardiff, South Wales, develop business software systems and database applications for clients throughout the UK.