Popular Desktop Database Gets a Major Makeover

March 9, 2004

[From Small Business Computing]

Desktop databases offer simple, flexible solutions for organizing, storing and retrieving information. A good desktop database program is often a sufficient solution for building an uncomplicated data organizational system for a small business.

While Microsoft Access may be found on more business computers than FileMaker Pro, credit should go to Microsoft's success in software bundling, not necessarily its desktop database programming. When it comes to ease of use, FileMaker Pro is acclaimed for possessing the easiest layout design system available. As a result, FileMaker Pro standalone database programs actually outsell Access by 20 percent.

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