GroveSite released its new Online Relational Database service on January 8, 2011. Using GroveSite's hosted web database software, any SMB or enterprise business team can easily provide its dispersed team members with a single source of up-to-date information, available 24/7. This replaces the common business practice whereby one individual maintains data in an Excel spreadsheet, enters updates after receiving calls and emails from the team, and then emails the spreadsheet to all team members. Team members' email inboxes then become filing cabinets containing outdated spreadsheets. While powerful, the new GroveSite online database service is extremely easy-to-use, a hallmark of all GroveSite services. It is designed for use by SMB management, enterprise team leaders or any business user; no IT experience is required.
Furthermore, new custom databases can be relational, meaning that one-to-many relationships (sometimes called parent-child relationships) can be established between different sets of data.
A database of customers and order history would start with customer records; each customer record can have multiple order records linked to it. In a Help Desk Request database, each Request record can have multiple Activity Log records, related documents, and comments linked to it. A database of new products in development can track multiple samples for each product. Explore the demos below:
- Help Desk Request System: Track requests, assignments, and status
- Product Development Database: Keep US and overseas staff in sync
- Vendor Collaboration: Share Specifications and Track Requested Samples
Since the GroveSite online database offering is software as a service (SaaS), users can sign up for a free trial and begin building their team's online database within minutes.