MS Office/VBA Applications
Developing and modifying an application with VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) and the Microsoft Office components is generally faster and less expensive than developing from scratch. Access is the most suitable and cost effective database solution when developing for a small number of users. Its developer friendly toolkit promotes shorter turn around time by assisting with the creation of custom forms and reports, and easily interfacing with other Microsoft products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project. Furthermore, Excel's popularity and robust spreadsheet functionality make it an ideal tool for a variety of analysis appications and Word's broad documentation and publication abilities make it perfect for interactive reporting applications.