FileMaker would work well for the usage you describe. You can simply drag your csv or excel file onto FileMaker and it will convert it to a database. You can then search, sort, slice and dice your data any way you like.
You can use that auto-conversion as a starting point to develop your own system, or use one of the templates included with FileMaker and adapt that to your needs.
You have the demo, have you played with it much?
Hi, thanks for that reply.
I have imported some data like you said, but I am really stuck on how to actually create the reports, could you point me in the right direction for the best info?
Thanks again for your time.
Go to View > Layout Mode, then Layout > New Layout, select the Report type, and it will walk you through creating a basic report.
Check out the Help menu, FileMaker's online documentation is quite good.