3 min read • Last updated on September 12th, 2018

Microsoft Access Reviews

Microsoft Access, also known as MS Access, is a database management system that allows businesses to create database applications for data storage and other business functions.

Microsoft Access Key Information Table:

Co-Founders

Bill Gates, Paul Allen

Founded

1992

Headquarters

Redmond, WA

CEO

Satya Nadella

Number of Employees

114,000

Number of Customers

67,000+

Phone Number

1 (086) 022-5567

Address

1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052

Website

products.office.com

Microsoft Access Pricing:

Plan Name

Monthly Pricing

Office 365 Business

$8.25 /mo.

Office 365 Business Premium

$12.50 /mo.

Microsoft Access 2016

$129.00 for license.

Microsoft Access FAQs:

What is the price range for MS Access?

Microsoft Access ranges from $8.25 per month to $129.00 for the full license. The monthly subscriptions for business (paid annually) come with Office 365 in addition to the Microsoft Access database.

What is Microsoft Access?

Microsoft Access is a database management system from Microsoft. It is an easy-to-use tool that allows you to create custom applications, store data in the cloud, and share your Access database apps with colleagues. Microsoft Access allows you to automate business processes through Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), integrate with multiple data sources, and store data securely in a SQL server.

Is there Microsoft Access for Mac?

Microsoft has not created an Access version for Mac. The only way to run MS Access on Mac is by installing Windows directly via Boot Camp software.

Where can I find a Microsoft Access tutorial?

If you want to learn how to use Microsoft Access, the company has created a number of video training tutorials on how to create databases and tables, forms, reports and more. To find Microsoft Access training online, go to products.office.com/en-za/access, click Support at the top of the page and select Access on the scrolling menu.

Where can I download Microsoft Access 2016?

You can find the Microsoft Access download by visiting the Microsoft Office online store.

Is there a Microsoft Access free trial?

You can try a one-month free trial of Microsoft 365 for Business which includes Microsoft Access. Go to products.office.com/en-us/try.

Where can I get Microsoft Access help?

Go to support.office.com/en-us/access to access training tutorials and featured topics. You can also ask a question on the Microsoft Community page or speak to a Microsoft support representative online.

Microsoft Access Reviews:

Reviewer

Rating

Review

Jorge L.

5/5

It has a database relationship system through which you can identify several elements of a database with several elements of another database, in addition to managing a graphical interface that allows generating forms without having knowledge of any programming language specific.

Laura G.

4/5

With this database manager I can have information available to all the programs of the Microsoft suite. I can have local databases and use them with Word, Excel, Powerpoint and obtain different results from the same data base. This program does not allow me to use the databases generated in the, in free applications.

Juan Felipe P.

3.5/5

I like the simplicity of using MS Access. I have the perception of this tool to be unstable. When more than one computer is using it, the database file may be corrupted and should be repaired, affecting the entire production line or operations.

Eileen T.

4/5

I love that multiple users can use the program and edit the same information from different places (just not at the same time) and how it can be integrated into Office Suite. Certain functionality appears to be inconsistent with other Office titles.

Hasan H.

4/5

For me the best side of Microsoft Access is the ability of creating search macros. It makes easy to find and organize needed data very quickly and smoothly. When creating search macros you should have a little programming knowledge and it makes new comers reluctant.

Liza N.

5/5

Great for storing large amounts of information and for running simple queries for reporting. Their form tool is really useful!I have been learning SQL and VBA. MS Access is one of the easiest platforms to use for quick database creation.

Dan Moorehead P.

4.5/5

It is an excellent tool for those not familiar with SQL - though add-ins, frameworks, templates & new Database Builder tools can help further simplify that, so truly don't need to learn SQL or VBA. However, Microsoft Access hasn't evolved much in recent years, and VBA coding can be tedious, especially with it's VBA IDE/editor (VBE), based on a much older version of Visual Studio.

Amny N.

4/5

It is an easy-to-use program compatible with the most popular databases in the world, therefore, it does not require expenses in training activities or the hiring of highly specialized personnel, saving money.

Austin P.

3.5/5

Data integrity is key for us. I like that you can control the data elements more closely than data that is within Excel. The biggest complaint that I have is the 2GB file maximum. There are numerous situations where I have millions of rows of data and am unable to house it all in a single database.

Shrinaath A.

4/5

One of the simplest and easiest tools to store and retrieve data. Makes data entry easy and fast. As data tables become huge, then it takes time for data retrieval. Some of the Queries could take a long time to run (even hours).