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Is SharePoint and Access 2010 the right platform for subscription based web application?

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 03, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


I posted a similar question in the Access Form and the MVP's there suggested I post a follow up here, to clarify the SharePoint issue. 

My Question: is SharePoint and Access 2010 a good platform, or can it do what I need?

The Scenario:

I currently have a client/server app built in Access 2002 with many clients in a single industry. My clients are very mobile and would like to be able to do their work in the app anywhere, not just while connected to the office network. Likewise, a large percentage in that industry have Macs (I've used Windows in Parallels or Fusion for these clients but it's not a smooth process, in a lot of 'connectivity' ways). My clients are asking, and my competition already has, web based applications. I very much need to get my app on the web. Along with that, I need to set it up as a monthly subscription based application.


So I'm hoping Access and SharePoint can do this. I don't know ASP or PHP or SQL so it'd be a steep learning curve if I have to go that route. I don't know much about SharePoint but have watched videos about using it for Access Web databases as well as RichClient/SharePoint Lists. 

It's possible I could have over 1000 clients, each of which will have a few thousand records in the main few tables (SP Lists). Each client could also have several users l

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