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Understanding Low Code Development Platforms, and How They are Becoming Critical for Businesses

by Mike Nieburg in CAD/CAE, Excel Spreadsheets, Low-Code Development Platform, Simulation

Understanding Low Code Development Platforms Spreadsheets are the original low-code development platform (See Wikipedia for Low-Code information). With spreadsheets, people who are typically directly involved in a work process can create applications that they need, quickly and normally without IT involvement. These people are not dedicated programmers, nor are they members of their company’s IT department, hence […]

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Spreadsheets: How Much of a Problem Are They?

by EASA Software in CAD/CAE, Democratization, Excel Spreadsheets, News, Simulation

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Spreadsheets: How Much of a Problem Are They? Written by  Keith Meintjes It is often said that MS Excel is by far the most widely used engineering tool on the planet, and I suspect that is true. But, there are many concerns over proper management and governance of spreadsheets. In CIMdata’s engagements […]

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The Three Most Common Excel Headaches, and an Aspirin-free Approach to Eliminating Them

by Mike Nieburg in All Blog Posts, CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote), Democratization, Excel Spreadsheets, Finance and Insurance

The Three Most Common Excel Problems EASA Solves Excel is universally loved for its flexibility, power and agility, but probably nearly as universally loathed for three problems it can create when users attempt to share critical spreadsheets, namely: 1. Lack of version control: Most of us have personally experienced the scenario of losing track of […]

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How Companies Can Deal with Sharing Excel Spreadsheets with Many Users

by Mike Nieburg in All Blog Posts, Excel Spreadsheets, Low-Code Development Platform

How Companies Can Deal with Sharing Excel Spreadsheets with Many Users Due to its accessibility and versatility for data entry and calculation applications, Excel is a ubiquitous tool, in use at businesses in virtually every industry. From start-ups to global multi-national corporations, Excel is used for business processes such as modeling, analytics, data aggregation, and […]

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The dilemma: Replace Excel with dedicated software for configuration, pricing & quoting (CPQ)? Maybe not…

by Mike Nieburg in Appification, CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote), Excel Spreadsheets, Finance and Insurance, Low-Code Development Platform

Replace Excel with dedicated software? There are situations when Excel is an ideal solution for CPQ, for example when your configuration mix is small and uncomplicated, with few people generating proposals and tight budgets for software investments. But as you scale up to a larger group of users, with increasing proprietary information, need for approvals […]

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Eight dangers engineers, modelers and analysts need to be aware of when using Excel spreadsheets

by Mike Nieburg in All Blog Posts, Appification, CAD/CAE, Democratization, Excel Spreadsheets, Low-Code Development Platform, Simulation, Uncategorized

Eight dangers engineers, modelers and analysts need to be aware of when using Excel spreadsheets It’s pretty obvious why we use Excel so much – it’s everywhere, it’s initially easy, and it’s what we know. But when engineers and scientists look to Excel for performing modeling & simulation, data analysis or any complex scientific calculation, […]

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How The Appification of Simulation is Changing SPDM (Simulation Process and Data Management)

by Sebastian Dewhurst in All Blog Posts, CAD/CAE, Excel Spreadsheets

How The Appification of Simulation is Changing SPDM (Simulation Process and Data Management) The democratization of simulation and design optimization is proving to be an increasingly important goal as enterprises realize that greater collaboration can lead to significant advancements – and ultimately position an enterprise as the innovative leader in their industry. In a recent […]

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Mitigating the Dangers of Microsoft Excel

by admin in All Blog Posts, Excel Spreadsheets

The other day we stumbled upon this article from Forbes that called out Microsoft Excel as the “most dangerous software on the planet.” Excel, dangerous?  What are they getting at here? The article speaks to the fact that financial institutions like JP Morgan use Excel to manage complex and critical calculations which were, in fact, […]

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Pfizer Finds Solution in Corporate-Wide Deployment of Modeling Technology With EASA

by admin in All Blog Posts, Case Studies, Excel Spreadsheets

In the incredibly competitive pharmaceutical industry, innovation is everything. And when it comes to process design innovation, modeling is critically important to innovation. Modeling technology allows for process designs to be conceptualized, developed and refined, tested and verified. A good model can be applied to different problems and challenges. Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer leveraged modeling techniques […]

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Deploying Excel to Web Applications for Your Business Needs

by EASA Software in All Blog Posts, Excel Spreadsheets

Deploying Excel to Web Applications Organizations across all industries, regardless of company size, all have one thing in common: a love-hate relationship with Excel spreadsheets. Excel is loved for its flexibility and “agility” – the ease of making changes quickly – and the fact that most folks are already familiar with it. But when spreadsheets […]

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