You've got a job to do. And not a lot of time or resources to do it. An easy database will help you get it done.
An easy database puts you in control.
To create a database, you can hire an outside expert, ask someone in your IT department - or do it yourself. Even if you have no previous experience, you can create a database yourself using an easy database management system.
Using an easy database, you can:
Begin right away
Using an easy database, you don't need to wait in line for a developer.
You don't need to pay an expert or pull your IT department away from other projects.
Be more responsive when needs change
With an easy database, you can make changes right away instead of waiting days, weeks, or months for budget and time.
If you work in an IT department, you don't have to give up control if employees use an easy database for do-it-yourself application development. Just set guidelines for when it's okay for employees to use easy database tools. The guidelines might include the number of people who will use the easy database, whether it's mission critical, whether it's used for transactions, like payments, and how often it will change.
How do you use an easy database? Easy databases let you:
Create a database from an existing spreadsheet.
Easy database management systems create fields with the same names as your spreadsheet column names, and then create one database record for each row on the spreadsheet.
Create a database from a template.
Create a database from existing Mac applications.
One easy database, Bento by FileMaker, automatically shares data with Address Book and iCal to create a database from your existing information.