Microsoft Access DOS Conversion/Migration
Upgrade Your DOS Application
Still have a database you have been using since the days of DOS? Never fear Winning Solutions, Inc. is here!
If you have a flat file or relational database system that you would like converted to Microsoft Access (from another database system such as 4th Dimension, Dbase, Q&A, FileMaker, FoxPro, Clarion, Clipper, Progress, Paradox, Alpha Five, FileMaker, R:base etc.) our company would be pleased to give you an estimate stating what the conversion will cost.
As we are sure you are aware, as time passes it gets more and more difficult to continue running DOS software on new versions of Microsoft Windows. If you’ve been able to keep your DOS database going this long, congratulations. You have certainly squeezed every last ounce of value out of it by being able to continue using it this long!
If you have not heard Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP SP3 on April 8, 2014. This means no more patches to fix vulnerabilities in Windows XP. So if you continue running Windows XP after April 8, 2014 it might be best to disconnect the PC from the Internet. There are rumors circulating that the hackers are holding exploits they have found that will allow them to put spyware and malware on XP machines. The reason they are holding the exploits is so that Microsoft won’t patch them. Thus allowing the hackers to unleash the exploits sometime after April 8, 2014 against machines that will never be patched against the exploits.
So now may be a good time to contact Winning Solutions, Inc., the Microsoft Access Experts, about moving your database over to a modern relational database like Microsoft Access! Access is not so complex that you as a user can do nothing with it. It is possible for a typical computer user to learn to create Access databases. Typical users are even more likely to be able to perform basic tasks on their own such as laying out new reports. Sophisticated database functions do require programming ability. That is where WSI comes. We can do as much or as little of the complicated programming as you need us to. WSI can help move your data from your old DOS database to Access. Many businesses already own Access as part of their purchase of Microsoft Office Professional Edition. If you aren’t going to do any Access programming yourself you can get by without a license of Access. WSI can make a runtime version of your new database which will operate without an Access license. Even if you want to do some Access form design, report design or programming only the users who will be doing that need a license for Access. Persons who are just entering and viewing data in your database can work with a runtime version of the Access database that does not require an Access license! This can save your business a lot of money.
There are many advantages to moving from an old DOS database to a new Microsoft Windows with Access database. The integration between various Office programs and Access is fantastic. Access can be programmed to send invoices or other notifications based on events that occur in your database. Data can easily be exported from Access into Excel. Mail merges and much more can be done via Microsoft Word.
If you are concerned about outgrowing Microsoft Access we can upgrade your database to work with Microsoft SQL server which provides great scalability. If you need a database that runs on the web or mobile phones and tablets we can assist you with that as well.
So please contact Winning Solutions, Inc. today to begin the process of assessing what it will take to get your old database working on the latest version of Windows and Access!
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