Five reasons to migrate your Excel workbooks into a relational database

Five reasons to migrate your Excel workbooks into a relational database

One simple way to improve your business’ efficiency is to migrate from Excel into a fully functioning online relational database system. If you think your business could be more streamlined, this article, listing the top five reasons for migrating from Excel to a database, could just be the thing you’re looking for.
Scalability
Ok, so an Excel workbook was a quick and easy way to get started. It allowed you to store your product details, sales inventory, customer information or…

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How to take control of data locked in spreadsheets?

How to take control of data locked in spreadsheets?

Most businesses rely on Excel to track, manage, and share their data. It’s easy to use, everybody understands it, and everyone has access to it. So far so good, but what if we told you that 94% of spreadsheets contain errors?
A study carried out by researchers at Tuck Business School found exactly that.
Their research showed that more than 9 out of every 10 spreadsheets had at least one serious error[i], and sometimes a document had multiple errors.
94% Error…

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Cloud data storage solution, at your service

Cloud data storage solution, at your service

It wasn’t too many years ago that ‘the cloud’ was purely a meteorological term. Nowadays it has been absorbed by a multitude of industries. The technical basis in which it is used may differ, but fundamentally, the cloud is a way to harness computing power on networked servers that can do the number-crunching and service delivery remotely, rather than having silicon chips and circuit boards sitting woefully under your desk or in your server room.
Having powerful systems working on your…

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Trial alternative spreadsheet program, in the cloud

Trial alternative spreadsheet program, in the cloud

Is Excel right database solution?
The biggest player in the world of spreadsheets is still Microsoft Excel. Ever since it first emerged on the Macintosh (yes, Apple’s Macintosh) in 1985 and its first appearance on the Windows platform just two years later, Excel has become the go-to package when it comes to number crunching.
Despite the various pretenders to throne that have emerged since, Excel has taken its place at the top of the rows and columns when it comes to data…

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Spreadsheet Programs explored: Excel, Google Sheets and Worksheet Systems

Spreadsheet Programs explored: Excel, Google Sheets and Worksheet Systems

What are you looking for in spreadsheet programs?
Spreadsheets have become an integral part in today’s corporate climate. They are often considered a short-term solution to fill the gaps that exist between companies needs and systems’ capabilities. In reality, spreadsheet programs are embedded in business processes and used for many years. Therefore, effective use of spreadsheets have become a key focus for enhancing compliance.
For a long time, Excel had the world of spreadsheet all to its self and it is still the widely…

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