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Why you should use Excel as a Database

by Mike Nieburg in All Blog Posts, Spreadsheets

One reason – because that is already what you are doing. You have invested a lot of time into your spreadsheet, folks are familiar with it, and maybe it has lots of advanced logic in the form of macros and VB that cannot be replicated outside of Excel. Is it ideal? No, and one quick […]

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Legacy systems: Is it time to modernize?

by EASA Software in All Blog Posts, Democratization

If you suddenly discovered a glaring weakness in your business’s way of doing things, one that could cause huge financial and operational harm to your organization, you’d undoubtedly want to address it right away. Yet not every threat is easily detectable, even if they’re staring you right in the face. There’s one particular threat of this nature that you might even consider a strength — your legacy systems, and how your company uses them. However, these might be far more dangerous than you might think. 

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Why Businesses Should Embrace Rapid Application Development

by EASA Software in All Blog Posts, Democratization

RAD is an agile software development model that rose to prominence in the 1980s. It was created as an alternative to the waterfall approach, which specifies a project’s exact requirements before proceeding to the development stage. Here we look at what exactly RAD entails, its business benefits, and how EASA can help you harness this approach for your own organization.

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Low Code vs No Code: The Key Differences & Which Is Right For You

by EASA Software in All Blog Posts, Low-Code Development

With software development increasingly crucial to business success, coding has become one of the most in-demand skills of the century. Described by The Guardian as “ the language of the modern world”, coders allow businesses to design, program, test and maintain a variety of software tools that can be used for internal and external purposes. 

But learning to code is no mean feat, and the cost of hiring developers continues to rise as the demand for programming skills grows. Thankfully, however, a couple of solutions now enable companies to develop software without having to rely so much on coding: low-code and no-code development platforms.

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4 Essential Features of an Enterprise Web Application

by EASA Software in All Blog Posts, Appification

It is expected that approximately $426bn will be spent on enterprise software in 2020. In recent years, enterprise software is almost always in the form of web applications, because of the small footprint of a browser on users’ local machines. This means roll-out to users any internet-connected device, whether a laptop, mobile or tablet, can be achieved by IT managers quickly and easily, unlike mass installation of desktop applications like Excel and Word, which are stored locally on physical devices.

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How to Effectively Manage Business Spreadsheets Using a Web App

by EASA Software in All Blog Posts, Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets remain one of the most important business tools, thanks to their power, flexibility and omnipresence. Harnessed for purposes including accounting, report generation and forecasting, the most commonly used spreadsheet software is Excel, which still boasts half a billion users worldwide. However, its popularity doesn’t mean that it’s perfect.

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Automating Your Business: Tasks You Shouldn’t Do Manually

by EASA Software in All Blog Posts, Process Automation

Every week, enterprises waste hours completing manual processes which could easily be automated, even though the technology now exists to execute everything from administrative assignments to more substantial marketing and financial undertakings. While most global enterprises do automate tasks (58% to be precise), this statistic shows that over four in ten of these companies still don’t. There are a huge range of ways to automate your business processes, and we’ve outlined a few of them.

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What is Custom Application Development & How Can It Benefit Your Business?

by EASA Software in All Blog Posts, Low-Code Development

Custom application development is the process of designing, creating and deploying tailor-made software applications for specific users. For instance, many schools, healthcare providers and businesses create their own custom portals for students, patients and employees alike, to be used for a variety of purposes.

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EASA Presenting at IDMA 2020 Annual Conference (Virtual)

by EASA Software in All Blog Posts, Webinars

Data management is one of an insurance company’s most critical activities, and Excel, despite its’ numerous pitfalls, is one of the most common tools used. Learn how EASA has helped numerous companies effectively deal with spreadsheets in the age of Digital Transformation

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Eight Problems With Excel Spreadsheets for Engineers, Modelers and Analysts

by Mike Nieburg in All Blog Posts, Democratization, Spreadsheets

It’s pretty obvious why we use Excel so much — it’s easy to get to grips with, everyone uses it, and it’s familiar. But when engineers and scientists look to Excel to perform modeling & simulation, data analysis or any complex scientific calculation, it can become a liability.

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