Does your business excel or just use Excel…?
All pitfalls mentioned here are pains when working with Excel, but sharing data is one of the biggest pitfalls when using Excel. Determining what version of the truth is accurate can become very frusterating and also very dangerous.
From the Construction Industry Benchmarking Survey we launched last year, where we have asked business’s about how they are using systems and technology in their core business processes, we have found that ALL businesses, no matter their size or discipline who participated in the survey, appear to be extensively using excel within many of their key processes. From developing reports to undertaking forecasting and business planning to the development of tender estimates, it appears Excel has got a tight grip on the Industry. Does this mean that businesses are excelling at what they are doing…. or are they just using Excel? This post will look at why Excel has such a tight grip, what the pitfalls are of being overly reliant on it and then to look at how you might be able to move away from a Excel driven business to make your business more robust, transparent , controllable, effective…
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