The 4 Best Things About Database Applications
If you think database applications are just for geeks and experts, think again. Here are four reasons why database apps are an amazing tool to adopt for your business.
It’s fast and easy, you create your applications
To create your own database applications, you don’t need programming skills. If you can efficiently use the Internet and a tool like Word or Excel, you have more then enough skills to create your own apps. As an added bonus, it only takes 30 to 60 minutes to create an app. If you need two to three applications to manage your data, you can have it all set up before lunch.
If you are migrating your data from spreadsheets to the cloud, you can even create your application by importing your data into your account. Each column of your spreadsheet becomes a field in your application. All you need to do is a little tweaking here and there to make it look good and you are done.
Don’t worry if you don’t have preexisting data, it is as easy to create an application from scratch. Don’t worry about fitting your needs into a fixed template. With online database software, you can create exactly what you need.
Grids or calendars, you choose how you want to see your data
Some applications like clients or prospects are better served by being displayed in a grid when you run a search. From a grid, you can sort the data alphabetically from any existing field like the last name of your contact or his business name.
On the other hand, applications like tasks or any other application based on a date or date/time field will benefit from being displayed in a calendar. This allows you to quickly see an overview of what is to come in the current day, week or month.
If you like to have an even more convenient way to see your data in a calendar, use the multi-project custom calendar feature to create calendars where you add multiple searches. For example, you could then see all your current tasks, meetings, planned calls and contract renewal dates in the same convenient calendar.
Slice and dice your data, you create your own custom searches
Once your applications and projects are created, you will start to input data into your account. You will soon discover that you often want to see specific subsets of data at a time. For example, you may want to see all the tasks assigned to a specific user or all the meetings planned for the next seven days. To do so, create custom searches.
Searches can be created at different levels throughout your account. Create searches at the application level to see them in all the projects derived from this specific application. Create searches at the project level when the information you need to access is only found in that specific project. Each user can even create its own searches on his or her dashboard. With the custom searches feature, you make sure you can access your data efficiently.
Role-based permission, you manage your users and their permissions
When you input all your data into one account, you may worry about security and accessibility to the data inside your team. We understand that all users are not created equal. This is why all accounts include the role-based security feature. First thing first, create all the users you need. If you have a lot of users, you may even want to create user groups to facilitate the assignation of permissions.
Once your users and user groups are created, you can then assign some permissions to each of them. The permissions you can assign cover a lot of different scenarios. At the account level, you can make a user projects, report, security, template and/or timesheet administrator. You decide according to your own needs. Then, at the project level, you can allow each user to create, delete, edit and/or view items as long as make them invisible user or project administrator for this project only.
Whenever you need to make changes to your users, user groups or their permissions, you can edit all of the above in just a few clicks, within seconds, without having to call a technician. You are the master of your own account.
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