Microsoft Access Database Application Audit

Introduction & Overview

Objective: Our primary goal with the MS Access Engineering Assessment isn’t to enhance the MS Access application itself, but rather to strategically position PCApps as a trusted partner for our clients. We aim to facilitate their transition from MS Access to a more modern platform, offering long-term benefits in cost-efficiency, scalability, and extensibility.

Approach: Traditionally, PCApps focused on transitioning applications to .NET SmartClient. However, our current strategy involves rewriting these applications as web-based React applications. This shift aligns with evolving industry standards and client expectations.

Engineering Assessment Focus Areas

  1. Data Integrity and Accuracy: Verification of data correctness, addressing input errors, and ensuring reliability of data sources.
  2. Security Assessment: Evaluation of database protection measures, access control, password management, and safeguards against unauthorized access and data breaches.
  3. Performance and Efficiency: Analysis of application responsiveness, database configuration, and resource utilization.
  4. Error and Bug Identification: Identification and resolution of application glitches and inaccuracies.
  5. Backup and Recovery Processes: Establishment of robust data backup and recovery mechanisms.
  6. Documentation and User Support: Review and improvement of user guides, support materials, and helpdesk services.
  7. Scalability and Future-Proofing: Assessment of the application’s capacity for growth and integration with future technologies.
  8. Compliance with Standards and Regulations: Ensuring adherence to data protection laws, financial reporting standards, and organizational policies.

Application Audit Benefits and Explanations

  1. 1-Hour Consultation Call: Understanding client needs, setting audit expectations, and identifying key objectives.
  2. Basic Application Code and Object Review: Analysis of application code for errors and inefficiencies.
  3. Basic Security Audit: Assessment of database security and identification of vulnerabilities.
  4. Basic Performance Review: Identifying factors hindering system performance.
  5. Troubleshoot MS Access Issues: Resolving operational disruptions and enhancing user satisfaction.
  6. Relational Database Structure Analysis: Ensuring data integrity and scalability for future growth.
  7. Database Growth and Scalability Analysis: Planning for database expansion and performance optimization.
  8. Audit Database Forms User Experience: Improving interfaces and streamlining data interaction.
  9. Audit Report Performance: Enhancing report generation efficiency and accuracy.
  10. Audit Database Performance: Optimizing application operation and user productivity.
  11. Audit Database Schema and Design: Streamlining database structure for better maintenance and stability.
  12. Audit Database Access Control and Security: Strengthening data protection and regulatory compliance.
  13. Audit Basic Business Process Workflows: Addressing workflow inefficiencies and aligning with organizational goals.
  14. Redesign and Improve the User Interface: Modernizing designs for better user engagement.
  15. Optimize Basic Business Processes and Workflow: Streamlining processes in line with best practices.
  16. Optimize Database Query and Filter: Enhancing data retrieval and query performance.
  17. Optimize Report Performance: Improving the efficiency of report generation.
  18. Reconfigure Database Access Control: Enhancing data governance and privacy compliance.
  19. Audit Database Macros and VBA Code: Improving automated process performance.
  20. Evaluate Complex Business Processes and Workflow: Streamlining complex workflows for organizational effectiveness.
  21. Database Consolidation Analysis Report: Exploring consolidation opportunities for efficiency.
  22. MS Access to SQL Server Migration Analysis Report: Assessing migration feasibility and planning for a seamless transition.


The Microsoft Application Audit by PCApps is a comprehensive service designed to enhance, secure, and future-proof your MS Access applications. Our expert team is committed to delivering solutions that align with your business needs and technological advancements, ensuring a seamless transition to more robust and scalable platforms.

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