Secure Deployment of Excel Spreadsheets as Web Apps
“No matter the popularity of spreadsheets, when used improperly or incorrectly, or without sufficient control, spreadsheets pose a greater threat to your business than almost anything you can imagine.” — Philip Howard, Bloor Research
Many businesses rely heavily on Microsoft Excel for a very broad range of applications, such as actuarial, product configuration, pricing and quoting (CPQ), engineer-to-order, and engineering/scientific modeling and data analysis. Excel is fast, inexpensive, and it is relatively easy to build business logic into Excel-based tools.
However, Excel is designed as a desktop solution rather than an enterprise tool, and when complex spreadsheets, often with VBA and macros, are made accessible to multiple users within an organization, then loss of critical intellectual property, compromised reliability and integrity, and lack of any auditability often results – spreadsheet “chaos”!
How can you keep your spreadsheets and the wonderful flexibility and familiarity that comes with them, but not suffer from this chaos?
EASA is used by companies to eliminate these limitations and bottlenecks, while adding reliability, accessibility, and usability. Major companies are using EASA because their Excel files are simply too valuable, proven, flexible and familiar to replace without immense cost, disruption and heartache.