Comparison of Alpha Five & Microsoft Access

Here's our opinion on Alpha vs. Access. Both are good products. Each has its strengths over the other.


User-friendly interface and many convenient built-in features such as e-mailing.

Less taxing on your system’s resources than Access and therefore performs better as the number of users increases.

It’s not a Microsoft product. Some people don't like Bill Gates.


Shares a common development and user interface with other Microsoft products.

Access databases can be upsized to SQL Server databases.

It’s a Microsoft product, so there are abundant resources out there to help you learn and troubleshoot.

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