How to use a spreadsheet as a database with EASA
Though you shouldn’t use Excel as a database by itself, this is a way you can harness spreadsheets in this way: by using EASA. This converts Excel files to a web app, with the spreadsheets acting as its engine. Accessible through a web browser, the underlying Excel files and logic remain secure within the corporate network (or cloud), meaning users only touch the input data to obtain the resulting outputs, and don’t access the files themselves.
Most pertinently, EASA comes with its own relational database. The data generated when you edit your spreadsheet is saved there, meaning everyone effectively works from the same mass document. This offers advantages like efficient and convenient reporting, enhanced analytics capabilities and better data aggregation.
All in all, EASA facilitates collaboration considering multiple people can use the app at once, offers greater data security as the spreadsheets don’t need to be sent between individuals, and eliminates version confusion and input errors, as users don’t use the actual Excel files. That’s not all though, and there are even more benefits to the solution.
Integrate with a range of databases
EASA is easily integrated with many other software and data sources, including databases. You can integrate it with multiple databases at a time, enabling different sources to supply information simultaneously. Other typical integrations include CRM systems like Salesforce, ERP programmes such as SAP, and engineering simulation and modeling software.
Removes Excel compatibility issues
Another major issue with Excel we haven’t touched upon is that often different users have mismatched versions of the software or contrasting settings, which can stop spreadsheets from working properly, if at all. However, because EASA runs Excel on dedicated, secure servers, this problem is avoided entirely. All users need is a web browser.
Easy to use interfaces that are customizable
EASA is a low code development platform, meaning you can create your own customized user interface without the need for a developer. This lets you quickly create an elegant and intuitive design that’s best suited to your needs.
Helps you fulfill compliance and regulatory requirements
Because EASA provides an “audit trail” of usage, such as who used which app, when, and with what result, you’re much better placed to fulfill compliance and regulatory requirements.
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