Access is a database that provides very cheap and easy data storage for small businesses. It comes with data forms and is bundled with Microsoft Office, so it's not surprising that it is a very popular solution.
Access was designed to be a simple file database and with that come some significant limitations. It works best on a single computer with a single user working with it. When there are just a few database users and database is small, it is easy to work with. But, it's slow and with hard limit of 2GB in database size, you may find yourself struggling to fit your data in it.
Microsoft's Access database engine (JET) can be used by 3rd-party applications, but you can't have 32- and 64-bit Access database engine installed on your computer at the same time. This means that you'll need to have 64-bit 3rd-party applications if you use 64-bit Access database. Luckily, all our applications are available both in 32- and 64-bit architecture and are able to work with your database. Depending on your system, you may need to download and install Access Runtime from Microsoft's site first.