We recently launched HyperBase, an online database management solution designed specifically for small to medium sized companies. We know, we know. The very mention of the phrase “database management system” sounds forbidding to most small businesses.
HyperBase is an attempt to bring database management from the behind the gilded doors of the IT department, to non expert SMB users.
HyperBase allows companies to simplify collection, storage and organization, and sharing of data with colleagues, customers, partners or vendors. In true SaaS (software-as-a-service) spirit, there is nothing to download or manage, nor any database administration expertise required.
Small businesses are used to managing data by manually entering it into Excel files, using Excel tools to sort and filter it. Data is shared by emailing Excel files back and forth whenever inputs are needed for someone.
Working with data like this is slow and error prone. Moreover Excel files lock data away on a single computer, not leveraging its full potential. Even specialized database software like MS Access lock away data on a single computer.
Not very efficient in an age which demands greater collaboration between teams, partners and customers.
HyperBase is an ideal Microsoft Access alternative, and alternative to ad-hoc data management through Excel and email. Here’s how.
HyperBase users can simplify data collection by quickly creating online forms like contact forms, feedback forms, customer surveys and questionnaires, purchase order forms or any other, by publishing them on a web page. We are rather proud of our web form designer, which simply lets you drag and drop fields and create a web form within minutes.
The collected data is automatically stored inside the system and users can share it with colleagues and partners around the world on any internet connected PC, Mac or even mobile device.
Users can easily create customized databases and gain insights from data using simple reporting and querying tools.
Importantly, HyperBase users can build database applications, through which they can automate common business tasks like lead tracking and CRM, job applications, order processing, and customer ticketing etc. As data is entered into the system, and flows from one stage to another, reminders are automatically sent out to responsible persons when actions are required by them.
HyperBase is fully integrated with the HyperOffice collaboration suite. HyperBase adds additional power to HyperOffice’s already extensive list of tools, making it one of the most comprehensive online collaboration softwares in the market.