Is Excel Starving Your Productivity? Use A True Database.
of us (those older than 35?) grew up using Microsoft Excel to manage
and track all sorts of data. Excel is very simple to use, you just type
and press enter and it automatically keeps everything in order.
a true database, is really what you should use to enable customer
lists, inventory, employee records and all sorts of other data to be
easily stored and mined for information.
While software databases
such as Microsoft Access and FileMaker Pro are still popular, the use
of hosted databases is becoming the rule for many smaller businesses.
ZD Net reported that Google Base is now being replaced with Google Merchant center, for those with products.
Today collaboration company HyperOffice announced that it has released HyperBase, an online database.
"Spreadsheets and traditional database management software
like Microsoft Access lock data away inside one user's computer," said
Farzin Arsanjani, president of HyperOffice. He added that "HyperBase is
an ideal alternative to Microsoft Access
and other traditional database software. It moves this data to the web,
where it can be shared with colleagues, managers and clients anywhere
on the planet, using public web sites, private Intranets and mobile
devices, including smartphones."
If you have been locking your
data inside of Excel or a software based database, it's time to free
your data and boost your productivity by using an online database management tool
find that not only using a database makes it easier to find the
intelligence behind the data in your database, but buy posting it
online you can make it instantly and easily accessible to any
Other online database
vendors include Intuit's QuickBase, Trackvia, Caspio and DabbleDB