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Alison Balter's Mastering Access 2002 Enterprise Development by Alison Balter

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Access as a Development Tool

Access is a very flexible product. You can use Access to develop a personal application or to develop an enterprise-wide corporate application. Access offers a variety of features for different database needs. You can use Access to develop six general types of applications:

  • Personal applications

  • Small-business applications

  • Departmental applications

  • Corporation-wide applications

  • A front end for enterprise-wide client/server applications

  • Intranet/Internet applications

Access as a Development Platform for Personal Applications

At its most basic level, you can use Access to develop simple personal database-management systems. I caution people against this idea, though. People who buy Access hoping to automate everything from ...

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