I am working at a University and we are looking for a new database system for logging and management of lost property items we receive. Due to the Universities rapid growth, the amount of items we receive has gone up making our current Excel Sheet very tedious and leading to items being 'lost' or missed from the system causing delays to our overall job.
The amount of items we receive in a week ranges from 200/300 items, all needing a unique identifier for easy cataloguing, a description (100 characters max), a location found, date logged etc.
We preferably would like this to be a GUI input method that multiple departments can log and tag themselves which is then outputted onto either a receipt (to be connected to items) or simply on a report. This can then be looked at and searched through. The obvious option for us is using MS Access and going through a relational database route however we was wondering if anyone knew of any free (or reasonably priced) software that may make the whole process easier? We have been set up with a Sharepoint page too which may aid with the GUI.