Training & Documentation

Databases

A database is a collection of information organized so that a computer program can quickly select desired pieces of information or data. Data is usually organized in fields, records and files. A field is a single piece of information; a record is one complete set of fields; and a file is a collection of records.

Databases can help users:

  • Manage contacts, customer, client, and vendor details
  • Track inventory, products, and assets 
  • Access and collaborate with colleagues on project details and associated tasks
  • Print invoices, letters and mailing labels
  • Produce customized reports