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Why migrate from MS Access to MySQL?

September 24 2019

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Why migrate from MS Access to MySQL?

If you have reached the decision that MS Access is no longer working for your business, then Wirebox can work with you to create a custom MySQL database and successfully migrate your important data from MS Access to MySQL.  This would allow a higher number of users to work with the data that they need at an increased speed and performance with enhanced security features.

How Wirebox will work with you to migrate your data

Firstly, we can establish why MS Access isn’t working for your business and the issues it is creating, this could be due to security concerns or it could be that your database has grown too large for MS Access to handle. We can adapt existing databases, extract and migrate data from an old database or design a new database to fit around the applications that your business is already using.  MySQL is quicker, more scalable and much more secure than MS Access so will provide a long term and cost effective solution to handle and manage your company’s growing data and also growing workforce.  We will ensure that a new database is easy to use, intuitive and runs smoothly with other applications, and offer guidance every step of the way.

Got an eCommerce site?

If you have an eCommerce business, then you should definitely be thinking about MySQL as it offers unrivalled security and support for multiple transactions and numerous money transfers. It’s speed will also ensure that your customers are not hanging around waiting for slow transactions or processing of payments and they can revisit and purchase time and time again with unique memory caches.  MySQL can handle hundreds of queries at any time, whereas MS Access doesn’t have the capacity to keep up with these demands.  MySQL integrates easily with other eCommerce platforms, such as Magento, WordPress and Woo-commerce making it the most popular choice for eCommerce sites.

Saving your business £££

If you are always looking for ways to save money, time and resources for your business then MS Access is not the database for you.  MS Access is easily prone to human data errors, data duplication and time wasted on rectifying these problems.  A database built with MySQL is not only a more cost effective option in terms of licensing fees, in comparison to MS Access, but will also ensure that the business and your employees are working more efficiently.  As the business grows, MySQL can grow alongside it avoiding the need for further database upgrades (and further expense) in the future.  Let’s look at a quick example – some commercial offerings sell the software to run businesses as licences.  So lets say Salesforce (one of the biggest providers) sell it at £70 per licence.  Doesn’t sound much does it? Now consider that is £70 per month, still not too bad (£840 a year).  Now consider it is per user and the business has 50 users?  That’s £42k a year for software you never own!  Even then, Salesforce will need to be customised (more costs to do that).  That’s why Wirebox are so beneficial to your business!

Quick Guide

MS Access MySQL
Slower, small number of users Quicker, better performance for many users
Single login and password Multiple security options
Can handle lower numbers of queries & payment transactions Better for eCommerce – can support multiple queries and payment transactions
Cost per user licence can become expensive No licences, more cost effective
Has a maximum storage and user number Easily scalable for a growing business

Why migrate with Wirebox?

Wirebox will ensure that the new database is totally bespoke to your business and its needs.  We will not try to adapt an existing software system to fit in with you, not a lot of companies can promise that! In addition, your business will have total control and ownership of the software meaning that there is no need to worry about licence costs adding up!

Get in touch with us today or for more information on how we can migrate you from MS Access to MySQL check out Escape MS Access.