What is Employee Database Tool?

Employee database software allows you to store, manage, and track all employee data in a centralized location. It holds a variety of employee personnel fields such as name, age, job title, salary, length of service, etc for HR to refer from and allows you to create as many custom employee fields as you want to have complete control over your employee data. A good employee database software should be self-service based where the employees themselves can add and edit their information. 

This way, you can move your complete employee records away from scattered spreadsheets and offline files to a secure online database. Freshteam database software is perfect for rapidly growing businesses. It offers employee record management capabilities that include a self-service portal, a directory of employee profiles, and organizational charts that span across multiple locations.

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About the Employee Database Tool

Employee Database is an MS Access based tool to manage employee details. The tool supports upto 78 demographics for each employee such as Name, Location, Phone, Email, Address etc. The tool also comes with inbuilt attendance tracker to track daily attendance of employees. Over and above this, you can also design your own trackers and start using it.

Tool Features

  • The tool has 28 pre-defined and 50 custom fields which can be tracker for each employee
Employee Database Tool
  • You can track and manage attendance of each employee in monthly attendance tracker
Employee Database Tool
  • Design your own trackers and start capturing the details
Employee Database Tool
Employee Database Tool
  • Use reports section to pull the data in Excel file
Employee Database Tool
  • Use settings to manage users’ rights, employee fields, attendance type and custom trackers
Employee Database Tool

Benefits of Employee Database Tool

  • No additional software / investment required, works with commonly available Office Applications
  • Centralized Database to store all employee details
  • User and Access management to control who can update data and generate reports
  • Eliminates manual data consolidation work
  • Save huge time to manager multiple trackers

System Requirements

  • Installed version of MS Access 2016 or above version
  • Installed version of MS Excel 2016 or above version
  • Windows 7 or above operating system

Employee Database Tool Limitations

  • As the number of records increases, tool may take some more time to save employee details

How to use this tool

Follow the below video which details out how to use this tool.
  • Ensure that you have already unzipped the tool (both components Database and Interface) and saved it on your system
  • Open the tool in MS Access 2007 or above version
  • You may see a warning message on top because the file contains VBA Codes, click on Options
    Screenshot if tool is opened in Office 2007:
    Employee Database Tool
    Screenshot if tool is opened in Office 2010 or above:
    Employee Database Tool
  • Click on ‘Enable this content’ and Ok button (applicable only when tool is opened in Office 2007)
    Employee Database Tool
  • Double click on ‘Login’ form
    Employee Database Tool
  • On first time login, you may be prompted to browse the backend database file
    Employee Database Tool
  • Browse the database file and click on ok
    Employee Database Tool
  • Now you can double click on ‘Login’ form
    Employee Database Tool
  • Enter your employee ID and password in the fields provided and click on ‘Login’ button
    Employee Database Tool
    Note: If you are the very first user of the tool then use admin as employee id and admin as password
  • To track employee details, click on ‘Employee Database’ button
    Employee Database Tool
  • To add new employee detail, click on ‘Reset’ button
    Employee Database Tool
  • Enter the details of employee and click on ‘Save’ button
    Employee Database Tool
  • To update existing employee details, click on ‘Reset’ button and search the employee from Employee ID or Name
    Employee Database Tool
  • Update the details and click on ‘Save’ button
    Employee Database Tool
  • To delete the employee records from the tool, click on ‘Reset’ button and search the employee from Employee ID or Name
    Employee Database Tool
  • Click on ‘Delete’
    Employee Database Tool
  • To track the attendance details, click on ‘Attendance’ button
    Employee Database Tool
  • Select the Month and Year from the dropdown
    Employee Database Tool
  • Track the attendance of the employees from the dropdown
    Employee Database Tool
    Note: If you want to manage the dropdown of attendance type, go to Settings > Attendance setting
  • To update custom trackers, click on ‘Trackers’
    Employee Database Tool
  • From the dropdown select the tracker name and click on ‘Go’ button
    Employee Database Tool
  • Based on the tracker settings (Frequency, Fields etc.), you will see the form to fill and update
    Employee Database Tool
  • For example, if it is a monthly tracker, you can see the Month and Year dropdown to select
    Employee Database Tool
  • To add new record in the tracker, click on ‘Reset’ button
    Employee Database Tool
  • Enter the details and click on ‘Save’ button
    Employee Database Tool
    Note that fields appearing on the form can be defined through Settings > Custom Trackers
  • To update existing record, select the record from the list available at the bottom of the form
    Employee Database Tool
  • Update the details and click on ‘Save’ button
    Employee Database Tool
  • To delete the record from the tool, select the record from the list available at the bottom of the form
    Employee Database Tool
  • Click on ‘Delete’
    Employee Database Tool
  • To pull report from the tool, click on ‘Reports’ button
    Employee Database Tool
  • Select a report from the available list
    Employee Database Tool
  • You can also pull a filtered report by using ‘Filters’ option
    Employee Database Tool
  • To export the report in a new Excel file, click on ‘Export to New Excel’ button
    Employee Database Tool
    Sample Output Report in Excel:
    Employee Database Tool
  • To export the report in an existing report template, browse the location of template file
    Employee Database Tool
  • Click on ‘Export to Template’ button
    Employee Database Tool
    Note: When you click on ‘Export to Template’, tool will open the selected template and look for a sheet named ‘Report’. It will then delete the existing data from the ‘Report’ sheet and replace it with the fresh data from the tool.
  • The tool includes multiple settings to manage permissions and features such as User Permissions, Additional Employee Fields, Attendance Type, Custom Trackers etc. To change or update the settings, click on ‘Settings’ button
    Employee Database Tool
  • To manage user permissions on the tool, click on ‘Tool Users’
    Employee Database Tool
  • Use this action to update/reset user Password and permissions to update Settings, Employee Data, Attendance and Reports
    Employee Database Tool
  • To manage additional employee fields to track, click on ‘Employee Fields’ button
    Employee Database Tool
  • Use this section to add additional employee fields (upto 50) to track under ‘Employee Database’ tab
    Employee Database Tool
  • If you want to change the database location, click on ‘Update Database Location’ button
    Employee Database Tool
  • Use this section to browse the new path of the backend database file and link with the tool copy
    Employee Database Tool
  • If you want to manage the attendance type dropdowns, click on ‘Attendance’ button
    Employee Database Tool
  • Use this section to update attendance type dropdowns
    Employee Database Tool
  • To manage custom trackers, click on ‘Custom Trackers’ button
    Employee Database Tool
  • To add a new tracker, click on ‘Reset’ button
    Employee Database Tool
  • Update tracker name and frequency details
    Employee Database Tool
  • Click on ‘Save’ button
    Employee Database Tool
  • Select the tracker from the list and click on ‘Update Settings’ link
    Employee Database Tool
  • Update user permission and close the form
  • Employee Database Tool
  • Now in the newly created tracker, we need to add fields to track. For that, we will select the tracker from the list and fill the field details
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  • Click on ‘Save’ button
  • Note: There are five datatypes available to select from

    1. Text: To store alphanumeric values such as Department, Employee Name etc.
    2. Number: To store numeric values such as Age, Amount etc.
    3. Date: To store date values such as Date of Birth etc.
    4. Time: To store time values such as shift login time etc.
    5. Dropdown: To allow user to select the values from available dropdown values

You can also notice there is a field named ‘Carry Forward this column’ which can be Yes or No. For the fields which are marked as Yes, tool will automatically copy the data from current month/week to next month/week. For example, if it is monthly attendance tracker then Employee ID will be carried to next month tracker automatically.

  • Well done!!! You are now ready to use the tool.

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