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Microsoft Access is a database application included with Office 365. It’s used to enter, manage and run reports using large amounts of data. Large businesses and corporations often need larger databases, though many still prefer to use Access because of its affordability, easy installation and quick learning curve. For small and medium size businesses, Access is a top choice.

Are you curious to know which companies benefit most from using MS Access? The top industries are listed below.

Top Industries That Use Microsoft Access

According to iDataLabs, there are 67,474 companies that use Access. The majority of these companies are in the United States, have between 50-200 employees and earn 1M-10M dollars in revenue. Many businesses that use Access also use other Microsoft products such as PowerPoint, Excel and SQL Server.

The top industries, in order, that use MS Access include:

  • Computer software
  • Hospital and healthcare
  • Information technology and services
  • Higher education
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Financial services
  • Construction
  • Government and administration
  • Retail
  • Computer hardware

iDataLabs also reports the biggest companies that use Access as their choice of database: UnitedHealth Group, OfficeTeam Inc., WellCare Health Plans, National Older Worker Career Center and Jones Lang LaSalle. As you can see, the healthcare industry is a big proponent of database programs, largely because they are safe and secure and take the place of paper files that contain sensitive information.

Can You Benefit from Using Access?

Any business that tracks data will find Access to be a great solution. Here are some of the ways that you can tell if you’re ready for a database management system like MS Access.

  • You have a large amount of data that you need to track and manage
  • You’re wasting time entering information into multiple fields
  • You’re tracking related information in multiple spreadsheets
  • Your spreadsheets aren’t synced
  • Your administrative and IT costs are high

Do you think that your company could benefit from MS Access? Maybe you feel that you are not getting enough from your current database. Before switching to a different one, call Arkware. We can help determine if you’re using the right database and ways to see more from it. Our consultations are always friendly and free!