I have been using ms access for years as a tool for financial, portfolio, and operational reporting. mostly, as a stand alone tool i use on my own, but in several case with multiple users in multiple locations [not the same network]. over the years, i am continually bombarded with comments that ms access is unstable. when i ask what is meant by "unstable" or who initiated the comment, i get a blank stare and more repitition that ms access is unstable. senior management is now chiming in with the same comment, because some knuckle-dragger said so but without an explanation. can you please comments?