The Desktop Database !!

There are Big Ships and Speed Boats .
Both have their legitimacy.

The decision for or against a certain software is always driven by various aspects:

  • The costs must be in accordance with the scope of the work task.
  • The software must fit into the system landscape and be compatible with other applications concerned.
  • It should either be as usable as it is provided by the manufacturer or be flexible enough to be fully configurable by users and reusable in the future.

There are two kinds of processes that deal with data

Stable, daily repetitive processes

  • e.g. production, nature, trade, transportation
  • Condensation of data, Analysis of Big Data
    e.g. summing up, determining trends, financial analysis


These are not the focus applications of the system considered here.
For these types of applications, well-developed standard applications exist and an investment in server infrastructure is certainly indicated here as well.

Dynamic project-related processes

  • Initially straightforward, but steadily growing amount of data and complexity
  • all data sets are important in some way and must be taken into account
  • connections have to be made
  • different roles work together
  • Agility: structures must be able to change at short notice

See the full picture !

Don’t forget the hundreds of situations where staff currently use Excel, even if it involves a lot of manual and error-prone control work.

Read the chapter about the additional unplanned working time for data communication when data are not connected.

Ignoring it does not mean it does not exist.
It’s your money !