Join the Revolution!

SuccessKidThere was a time when computers were too slow and capacity was limited. Software was limited too: it seemed like you could spend a long time learning a program only to find out that, just when you needed it to add some feature to a report, the program just didn’t have that capability.

Things are not that way anymore.

The only way the computer industry knows how to sell computers is to promise you MORE. More speed, more capacity until we all have more of both than we need. Sometime during the past ten years the computer power most people need was exceeded by the typical computer, yet the industry keeps adding more.

On the software side, the acknowledged way to sell is to add features and they have, almost to the point of being ridiculous.

So why aren’t we all happy with our computer systems?

Two reasons, really. First, most people don’t know how far we’ve come and what is available in both computers and software. Second, the “feature rich” software seems too complex to learn.

So we continue using software like Excel (since its easy), but only at about 10% of its capability. What most companies NEVER use is Access because everyone knows it takes way too long to learn and is just too complex.

I disagree.

I’ve spent more than 20 years building software systems for businesses and I am here to tell you…its never been as good as it is right now.

The major stumbling block to using Access in your business has been removed with the availability of low cost online courses. These courses can be taken anywhere and remember exactly where you left off when you take a break or stop for the day.

I have developed SEVEN courses so far that will take you or your employee through everything they need to know to start taking time back by automating complex spreadsheet processes. The best part about it is that two of the classes show you how to generate reports in Excel from Access with a couple mouse clicks!

Course One: Intro to Access for Excel Users
Course Two: Access to Excel: Export reports to Excel
Course Three: Access to Excel to Outlook: Email Excel Reports
Course Four: Access Networking Made Easy
Course Five: Access VBA: Learn Access Programming
Course Six: Access VBA Intermediate: Power Search & Word/Excel Export
Course Seven: Access VBA Advanced: Power Search with Subforms

Many people just take the first course, but you can progress into the others at any time. The Intro course has been created so anyone, even those with no prior experience with Access (or even Excel) can quickly learn the material.

Take a minute and click on some of the links on the Access/Excel Courses page on this site to see several free preview lectures and see the table of contents of the course. Read some of the reviews left by others that have taken the courses. I think you will find that this could be give you a way to quickly give your business or career a boost!

Are You a Spreadsheet Slave?

SpreadsheetSlaveI see it everywhere, in just about every business I visit. Employees know how to work with Excel, but not Access. They start out simply enough, by just creating simple reports, but then it happens.

Things start to get more complicated. The simple Excel report has to do more so they add features, more steps to create the report.

Before long what started out as a simple report has become a two or three hour process that only one person in the office knows how to do. Since they don’t know how to automate the process they have to do it by hand every time.

What most people don’t realize is that the report is STILL very limited. The focus on getting the report out for the week or the month or whatever time period it is for means that the data can’t be used for any other time period.

Its great to have a monthly payroll report, but can you quickly look at that report, but just for one employee and for the entire year? Can you quickly compare this month to the same month last year?

So not only is the employee a spreadsheet slave, but the results are of limited help to the business. The reports take so much time that there is no time to really analyze what they are saying and dive deeper into the data through more reports that show more detail or more comparisons.

All these problems go away with Access. This program allows you to automate this process and knock a mutli-hour process down to a few seconds. Not only that, but you will find that Access can hold ALL your data in one place!

Doing a payroll report? Access can have ONE payroll table with every entry for the past ten years. All you need to do is select what dates you want and it will pull the data and format it into the report – instantly.

So why don’t most businesses use Access? First off, there is no one showing them the potential benefits and second, there is not a practical way to train the employees.

I believe my courses solve both problems. View the video on this website and you will see an example of how Access can automate tasks. Take the course and, before you know it, you will be producing reports in seconds, not hours!