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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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Should you be using Excel as a database?

by EASA Software in Spreadsheets

Excel is the world’s leading spreadsheet tool with over half a billion users, and is often used as a database for businesses and individuals to store information in.  But should it really be used this way? 

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Q&A with EASA: Excel Spreadsheets meet Digital Transformation

by Mike Nieburg in Low-Code Development, News & Articles, Process Automation, Spreadsheets

SourceForge recently caught up with Dr. Sebastian Dewhurst, Director of Business Development at EASA, to talk about the obstacles encountered by companies when their latest digital transformation initiative comes face to face with business processes that are underpinned by spreadsheets. Dewhurst also offers some advice to help enterprises prevent and reduce the risk of “Excel chaos”, […]

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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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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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How To Use Excel For Financial Modeling

by EASA Software in All Blog Posts, Spreadsheets

One key way companies are able to forecast their future performance accurately is through the implementation of financial modeling methods. But what exactly is financial modeling, what does it involve and how can companies execute it successfully?

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Why Digital Transformation is Important for Businesses

by EASA Software in All Blog Posts, Spreadsheets, Uncategorized

Digital transformation has emerged as something of a buzzword in the business world in recent times, as companies seek to reinvent themselves in the digital age. According to IDC, around 40% of all technology spending in 2019 was on digital transformation, with an overall outlay of around $2 trillion. From improved collaboration to streamlined business operations, there are many reasons why companies are adjusting their relationships with the digital sphere. 

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Why You Should Turn Excel Spreadsheets Into Web Apps

by EASA Software in All Blog Posts, Spreadsheets

Of all the software regularly used by businesses, Excel remains one of the most popular by far. Spreadsheets are essential tools for businesses to keep a whole host of their processes organized but, despite its benefits, there are many parts of Microsoft’s spreadsheet solution that are particularly inconvenient, and can even make life harder.

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COVID-19: Remote Working Issues & How to Solve Them

by EASA Software in All Blog Posts, Spreadsheets

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing almost 60% of knowledge workers to do their jobs remotely, the future of work has well and truly arrived. Enterprise endpoints are scattered all over the place, leaving companies scrambling to optimize their technological architecture to ensure that their staff remain productive, and their valuable data secure. And with various analysts positing that remote working could become the new normal post-pandemic, the way we work may never be the same again.

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Spreadsheets: How Much of a Problem Are They?

by EASA Software in All Blog Posts, Spreadsheets

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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