Whether you’re a three-person marketing agency that is tracking leads using spreadsheets or a company that stores rows of data across verticals, the process of organizing and storing massive amounts of data can quickly get messy. If you’re dealing with a large amount of data, simple spreadsheet tools like Excel might not be able to the task. As your database grows, you might encounter issues such as unresponsive pages, long loading times, formatting glitches that make formula errors difficult to detect and a rigid layout.

Luckily online database software can provide solutions for streamlining and managing your business processes. Online databases come with an easy-to-use interface as well as robust features such as online forms, data visualisation and Excel tools for migration. This means you can use the same platform for a variety of tasks and improve processes which makes your team more efficient in the process.

The most effective online database software comes in a variety of pricing plans, from free to enterprise-level solutions that can be tailored. Stackby is a low-cost option with a personal plan of $4/month which allows others to access their data with only a single click, and a business plan beginning at $23/month. Fusioo is another well-known database tool that offers an array of templates (for project management, invoicing, human resources, sales, marketing and more) to meet the specific needs of your organization. It also boasts an extremely robust API platform and 99.9 percent uptime, along with a range of certifications including Cloud Security Alliance and GDPR compliance.