Mastering Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets have been used as a key business tool for over 40 years. This ubiquity and familiarity means business leaders and employees are more than happy to keep working in them, even though better, more suitable tools exist.

 

What's Inside? 

  1. The Human Error Factor
    Every cell in a spreadsheet is a reporting-issue time bomb waiting to happen.

  2. Spreadsheets are not Collaborative Tools
    If there’s anything worse than one employee getting things wrong in a spreadsheet, it’s multiple people contributing errors.

  3. Spreadsheets are a Security Risk
    Excel macros have long been an attack vector of choice for hackers; all it takes is one person to open an official-looking attachment in an email and your systems can be infected.

  4. Backups and Data Protection
    Traditional good practice is to save the spreadsheet after every change.

  5. Spreadsheets Can Build Data Silos
    Silos are one of the most damaging, yet invisible, threats to a business.

  6. Spreadsheets Risk the Future of the Business
    Digital businesses need all their data to be connected, accessible and contributing to a holistic view of the company.

 

 

 

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