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Task management MS Excel vs. Access  

Task management MS Excel vs. Access


MS Excel software
MS Excel software is a powerful task/project planning solution that lets order data, create tables and perform calculations. Task management in Excel means using and sharing worksheets and spreadsheets to create, do, manage and track tasks and todo lists. Task management with Excel software particularly refers to using financial indicators to measure the overall performance of your organization as well as to review a lot of factors that may affect it.

Here are some features of Excel solution to help support growth and development of your organization:

  • Create, manage, share and duplicate spreadsheets and worksheets
  • Use powerful tools to perform calculations in spreadsheets
  • Synchronize spreadsheets and worksheets with different Excel files
  • Build diagrams and charts
  • Set permissions to data in spreadsheets and worksheets

Templates for MS Excel worksheets and spreadsheets
MS Excel offers functionality that lets upload and use various templates of worksheets and tasks. Excel templates let you focus on aspects of task management, including task scheduling, prioritizing and allocation. You can use templates worksheets in MS Excel to begin and manage tasks and projects. They help plan and monitor task performance to facilitate decision making and problem solving. A variety of free Excel templates can be downloaded from Internet.

Despite powerful functionality of MS Excel software to perform calculations in spreadsheets and manage items in worksheets, this solution doesn’t offer advanced job management tools (like calendars, project trees, timelines, etc.) to satisfy your needs in the best way. The software won’t let you create databases for storing and managing business information. It doesn’t allow you to register and manage resources (employees).

MS Access software
Task management Access software offers functionality to create databases where users can keep information about tasks, schedules, projects, budgets, estimates, scorecards etc. Microsoft has developed MS Access software for the purpose of providing users with a flexible platform to manage and store business data.

Here are features of task management Access solution to help you create a single database for storing and managing business information:

  • Use powerful tools to enter and store business information in MS Access databases
  • Create, manage, share and duplicate business data, including todo lists and information about employees
  • Use specialized tools to create and apply filters
  • Use reporting services to track information in MS Access databases and create scorecards and reports
  • Set username and password for each employee to log in MS Access databases.

Templates for MS Access databases
MS Access task management is often based on use of pre-built templates and patterns to begin and manage projects. Microsoft Access task management templates will let you kick-start development of your task management Access database. For example, your project covers organization of your employees and management of teamwork. You use specific templates to create your access database and track information about your employees and their tasks. Templates can be downloaded from Internet.

If you want to use functionality of task management MS Access software to manage and store business information in databases, you should be ready to spend a considerable amount of money to allow your employees to access corporate databases, communicate with each other, and share data. MS Access software uses SharePoint technologies to establish user collaboration. Besides, MS Access requires skills and knowledge to create databases and design components to manage business information.

Client-server software for businesses
CentriQS is an alternative (to Task management Excel and Task management Access) software solution for task and project management that helps you organize your employees and manage tasks and projects. The customizable business software supports real time user collaboration and lets store business information safely in local/remote databases. By using VIP Task Manager, you get a set of advanced task management tools, including the Tasks view, the Scheduler view, the projects view, others. The tools will help do the following:
  • Create, manage and track todos, tasks, schedules, and projects
  • Design timelines for projects and to do lists
  • Generate reports in graph, HTML and text views
  • Create and manage lists of employees and lists of project resources
  • Build hierarchical projects and todo lists.

To make sure CentriQS can help you with managing tasks and employees in your organization, you can download and use it for free within 30 days.

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