It is uncomfortable to see help threads go unanswered. So to assure there is sometype of closure here, and to help out others.... This message also is for dugasani...
When you have a list or document library on SharePoint your data will stay there and does not need to go anywhere else.
With InfoPath and Access you can link to that list or document library in SharePoint. You can create report like forms with InfoPath or reports within Access.
The big difference between InfoPath and Access; 1) with InfoPath you can publish it to a SharePoint location and when users click on it, it will pull live data from your SharePoint list or document library and open up your newly created InfoPath
form that looks like a report. 2)with Access, you need to upload or publish the entire Access database file to SharePoint. Then users will need to click on Access icon, open the database, and then have a way to get to the Access