Making your information Access-able
It’s simple: to make your information Access-able to anyone within your organization from any type of machine or device.
To accomplish this, we help our clients leverage the full power of the Microsoft Access platform during their growth years. After a successful growth period, we’ll then efficiently transform those mission critical systems onto more robust technologies.
The world is changing – fast. To keep pace, companies need to find new ways to disrupt the status quo, get to market faster, create experiences their customers love, and build operational muscle for sustainable results.
MERGER: Help4Access Automated Custom Tools Cut IT Risk, Migrating 65,000 Legacy Access Database Applications
When two supermarket giants merge, it’s not just stores and grocery inventory that must be joined together. There’s also IT infrastructure, which comes with an element of IT risk. In 2018, Safeway became a subsidiary of Albertsons – and Safeway’s vast collection of legacy Access databases emerged as a risk factor to be evaluated and managed.
As the acquirer, Albertsons mandated that Safeway adopt Microsoft Office 365. When Safeway readied its migration to Office 365, it tallied 65,000 Access databases that had sprung up at many locations over recent decades. The result was a complex web of no-longer-supported data repositories on which daily operations depended.
Albertsons engaged Help4Access to plan and manage Safeway’s enterprise-wide migration to Office 365, because they realized that regional divisions still depended on Microsoft Access database applications developed by shadow IT groups dating back as far as the 1990s.