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does MS Access do inventory and customer management?

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I'm looking for an alternative to QB that I can use in my home business.  I have up to 10 different inventory items at a time plus materials to make more.

I need to track inventory, customers (I sell mostly wholesale), material purchases, sales, and whatever else I need to track.

Any ideas if Access can do all this?

If so, is there some easy way to learn all this?
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MS sure does that.
Use form to enter the data or just directly into the table or to a linked excel spreadsheet
You can use reports/query to view things or a linked excel spreadsheet.

You will have to setup the tables and the relationships with the tables.

There is a template called Northwind, when you open access it has everything that you described already setup.

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MS Access is a great "programmable" database.  It can do what you need but it must be set up for your particular purpose.
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