redavni wrote:CMS/Project management apps like Basecamp are good options. I'd recommend you look into CRM solutions too. Your big hurdle isn't going to be getting an app up and running, it's going to be getting all your users using it correctly, and making it useful to them. I wouldn't get caught up by the word database. Do you really need SQL? What is driving your requirement for a database? Is your office full of Excel junkies (you are doomed)? Who exactly are your users?
If I were you, I'd call Microsoft (dynamics), Intuit, Salesforce.com, Oracle, and anyone other software vendor who you happen to like. See what they say. Calls are free. You can always dial up the TR hivemind and see if the solutions you are pitched make sense.
For what your original post lists, Access will work fine. So would Filemaker. So would Glom.
morphine wrote:The description of this problem makes me think that it's possible that FileMaker is the best fit.
I think everyone's here focusing a little too much on the "database" portion of flip-mode's problem. He needs a good UI and quick delivery of product, not a good database (as much as it pains me to say so heh). At the risk of invoking wrath (my own included), Access might not be a bad idea for this. Just make sure to never have a large volume of data in it.
just brew it! wrote:Anything that isn't based on Access.