The reason for purchasing this software was to have database capabilities. It has met and exceeded my expectations. I had been trying to use the open office database and the internet support was not there for learning how to use it. If you don't need the Access database, then there is no point in spending the extra money. If you do, this is a superb software, although not easy to use without database background knowledge and experience. The software comes with ONE YEAR of Microsoft support, so that should help with problems you may encounter. So far, I have not used the support other than the help system which has met my needs so far. I might add that I considered just buying the Access data base for about half the price, but decided it was worth it to have the whole 2010 Professional interfacing office suite with latest features. This is a impressive product and worth spending the time to learn the capabilities of it. Makes beautiful reports and will do the job for specialized database needs. Overstock processed and shipped order promptly and the lowest price for this software.