Think of company databases as notebooks of information that you can search through, sort, or categorize across teams.
Use Notion to build a more flexible, visual company database
Building the best company database can be a challenge, but with our database tools it's never been easier.
Our platform offers you the flexibility to create a database that suits your needs and visualize it in various ways, like a Gantt chart, project timeline, calendar, Kanban board, or gallery.
Take advantage of our software to build an online company database that organizes company information and can be deployed within your project management workflows. You can share info pages across teams thanks to integrated sharing options, update project timelines as they progress, and even use Notion AI to organize team notes.
How to create your company database in Notion
Create a Notion account.
Create a new page. When prompted, select
tablefrom the list. Then, click on
new databaseon the right side.
Populate your database with pages for meeting notes, investor interactions, team knowledge, and more. If you’re building a team directory, create pages for each team member.
Create unique views of your database by sorting or filtering by properties like timelines, calendars, boards, and more.
Learn what a company database in Notion can do for your team with Notion
Centralize all relevant team information, including members, product, and process details.
What do companies use databases for?
Private company databases can be used for:
Storing customer information
Tracking financial data like sales and revenue
Organizing HR information
Managing inventory and supply chain data
Analyzing business performance, and informing data-driven decisions
Why do you need a database?
Databases enable you to centralize information and make it easily accessible to the right people at the right time. With a database you can improve your company's productivity, reduce errors, track financial information, and make data-driven decisions that move your business forward.
Which database do companies usually use?
Notion is built on a hierarchical database that also allows for relational structures. There are other types of database structures, but these are the most common.
If you’re building a database from scratch, you’ll probably use some form of SQL, like SQLite, MySQL, PostgresSQL, or Oracle. SQL databases store datasets in tables and then create relationships between different data elements.