Why Relying on Spreadsheets in Your Business is a Misguided Concept
Much like any task, there is, unfortunately, always room for error. As a business owner, it’s never good to overlook any error made at any level; even errors that are made inconspicuously. And, as those who have to maintain them daily can testify, it’s within the dreaded spreadsheet where many hidden errors can arise; errors that can have a detrimental effect on business operations.
“Even the most carefully crafted spreadsheets contain errors in 1 percent or more of all formula cells,” writes Stuart Leung, SEO Manager at Salesforce in an article entitled “Sorry, Your Spreadsheet Has Errors (Almost 90% Do)”. “ A majority of errors reported were caused by human error—meaning they could have been completely avoidable mistakes,” he adds.
Spreadsheet software can provide a user-friendly interface with which to enter precious data, but there are so many opportunities to incorrectly type, or over-type, figures.
“For families and small businesses, miscalculations may only have a minor effect on balance sheets, but these errors can have a much greater financial and professional impact for larger organizations,” Leung writes. “Even small spreadsheet mistakes can cost companies billions of dollars or ruin a professional’s career and reputation.”
So… What Are The Alternatives to Spreadsheets?
Leung writes, like most programs, using spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel is a manual process. That means your calculations are always susceptible to human error, such as keying in the wrong numbers or copying over the wrong amounts. But, custom software that makes keying in mountains of data a much less strenuous task can help to avoid human error.
LinxSmart’s Business Apps Can Remove Errors Associated With Spreadsheets
In this ever-evolving business landscape, a business can’t afford to fall behind, and custom software is the future for any type of business. We will analyze what issues your business faces and design a fully-customized Business App to work seamlessly within your unique business process.
Spreadsheets will be a relic of the past with Business Apps. LinxSmart’s expert staff will design and implement custom software that will remove errors associated with the mountains of spreadsheets with which you once worked.
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