- The Web Systems's database is designed to handle many millions of records. Not true for a spreadsheet.- The Web Systems' database maintains data integrity. Duplicate files & data are common spreadsheet problems.- A database uses Rows instead of Cells. Data in that row can't be accidentally unsorted, as with a spreadsheet.- Spreadsheets are not meant to be updated by more than one person at a time. Databases can handle thousands of simultaneous users, while maintaining data integrity.- Large datasets are impractical in a single spreadsheet as it becomes increasingly difficult to edit or update.- Google Spreadsheets are limited to 400,000 cells. The bigger it gets, the slower it will become.- VLOOKUP & HLOOKUP formulas tend to be more complex than other functions, & slow down your spreadsheet.- A database is much easier to maintain than many spreadsheets.- A database gives greater flexibility for Reports. - A database can provide better and deeper security. If you use spreadsheets to 'run your business', it's time to take the next step.
Use the Web System to Extend the Power of Google Apps.The short video below shows how you can integrate your Google apps with the Web System plus import Google Spreadsheets into your own, secure SQL Tables. From there, you can use the Query Builder to further enhance your Data Management capabilities.
Spreadsheets can be a good first step in getting your data organized, but should not be the last. There are too many limitations. Test a database!