Hi everyone! Thanks in advance for taking the time to answer my question.
My family owns and operates a small cleaning service and for years they've used a custom-built database to manage their bookkeeping and payroll. The database was built using Microsoft Access. Although quite tech-savvy, I know very little about databases or networking. My family had hired someone to create the original database over a decade ago. My family no longer wants to operate out of one small office and wants to be able to do work remotely from home and elsewhere.
My question is: what would the best solution be? I did some of my own research and the best idea i could find was Quickbooks' cloud database solution since they need the freedom to do work in many locations and from many different computers while making sure everything was always up-to-date. Other than that, the only other idea I could come up with would be to have a main server that the users could remotely access from other locations, but I am sure that might come with a lot of inconvenience. Is there any other solution that might be more efficient or cost-effective that I may have overlooked?