2006-09-26

My Monthly Post.

Im having problems on the best way to upgrade my company's database. Currrently using the archaic program Q&A, sold by Symantec long ago to a German company. Sesame by Lantica directly imports, but in 10 years will we be in the same situation with an outdated program no one knows how to fix? I am leaning toward ACCESS, but not sure if we need SQL or ifACCESS will be enough since it is a relatively small company, with 4-6 people on the server at most at one time and about 15 people being dispatched in a service call capacity. Any advice would be helpful!

2 comments:

Erika Yoxall said...

Hi! I'm Erika Yoxall, the Technical Coordinator for Sesame. For what it's worth, we're certainly planning to be around in ten years. If you want some more advice or the opinions of other users, Lantica has a Forum dedicated to Sesame. We're happy to answer your questions or help out however we can.
http://www.lantica.com/Forum3/

If you need help with your current Q&A application, there are still a number of consultants who support Q&A. There's a list at the Q&A User Group website.
http://www.qaug.com/

You can also get in touch with PCTA. They took over official Q&A technical support from Symantec.
http://www.pcta-usa.com/

As to Access, it is a very powerful program and would likely work fine for the number of users you have. In order to really make Access work, it helps to have some knowledge of database structures and VBA. Knowing some SQL is also useful.

Best of luck with your conversion project!

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