How many databases does a company use?

Think of company databases as notebooks of information that you can search through, sort, or categorize across teams.

Creating one home for all your team’s important docs helps keep everything organized.

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.

Keep your information in one space.

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.

Create databases for your people directory and more.

How to create your company database in Notion

  1. Create a Notion account. 

  2. Create a new page. When prompted, select table from the list. Then, click on new database on the right side.

  3. 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. 

  4. Create unique views of your database by sorting or filtering by properties like timelines, calendars, boards, and more.

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.