Getting rid of Excel?
No one would argue that spreadsheets and Excel are really intrusive in any business.
Our financial departments live and breathe through Excel spreadsheets and it is a very useful tool, no doubt about it.
However any organisation should be very careful about over-using it for obvious reasons.
The following article details several recent massive mistakes that can be attributed to Excel wrong manipulations.
Automating the work through business process management software and using the proper IT tools to separate the tasks as well as putting in place the right controls are a proven way to reduce dependencies on those spreadsheets. At Soft Venture, we always help our customers in ensuring they only use spreadsheets for the right tasks and use 'smarter' tools whenever possible. Is it an issue that you have been experiencing with as well?