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One of the great things about Microsoft Access is that you can choose from a number of templates instead of having to create one from scratch. A common question we get from clients is whether or not these templates can be customized to their needs. After all, it’s uncommon to find a database template that has everything you need. 

Fortunately, Microsoft Access database templates are customizable. You can modify the template on your own, or you can hire a database programming company like Arkware to do the work. Many people choose the latter because they have special requests that will allow them to do their jobs most effectively.

Let’s learn more about Microsoft Access database templates and what you can expect when customizing yours to your liking. 

The Benefits of Access Database Templates 

An Access template is a file that creates a complete database application when opened. Every template included with Access has predefined tables, forms, queries, macros and relationships. These templates are designed to be an out-of-the-box solution that you can get up and running quickly. And believe it or not, many people are able to find a template they like and start inputting data immediately. 

However, there are times when you might want to modify your new database to better meet your needs. For example, you may want to add a field, rename a field or change a report. Microsoft has instructions on how to do this on your own. And the beauty of Access is that you don’t need a background in coding to make these modifications. 

The benefit in using Microsoft Access database templates are: 

  • Take advantage of ready-to-use templates that meet your business requirements 
  • Save time and money from having to create your own custom applications 
  • Have the peace of mind knowing that the templates have been fully tested 
  • Option to customize the database to your business needs 
  • Get a feel for how other businesses in your industry track and manage their data 

Customizing Your MS Access Database Template 

If you’re not comfortable customizing your database, or you simply need the time to put into other tasks, you can hire a database programming company to handle this for you. Arkware can help you select the best template for your needs and customize all the forms, reports and queries. 

If we feel that building a new MS database from scratch is in your best interests, we’ll be honest with you. Sometimes, a custom database is the best solution. Either way, we’ve designed and built hundreds of databases for our clients, and we are available to customize yours as well. Contact our team of database experts for a free consultation.