It's not a ton of data, maybe something like 20 rows with 20 columns per day, but the data is linked in ways that make spreadsheets cumbersome. We're thinking that a lean python app might be useful.
1) Locally upload data - Internet connectivity is not good here, so ideally employees could enter data in forms on computers or tablets where it's stored until the connection is good enough to upload it.
2) Integrate into an online database. ... I have basic programming experience and I'm starting to learn python for this project, but we thought it might be smart to get the app kickstarted by someone with more experience. ... Or if it seems easier to accomplish by another method or language, or even off-the-shelf tools, rather than python, I'd be interested to hear your opinion. We intend this project to be the basic foundation for expanding our data capabilities in the future, so smart answers here are very likely to lead to other jobs with us.)
2) Build a basic framework.