Most businesses know how essential Microsoft Excel is to running their business. It is a piece of software than can be used to learn your patterns, organize your business data, and increase your efficiency. It is capable of performing powerful functions and in the process can make your company’s data meaningful.
That being said, even though Excel has been around since the 1980s, very few people know how to use it well enough to capitalize on the software’s potential.
To truly unlock the potential of Excel, a company needs to combine the skills of a financial analyst with that of a computer programmer. By bringing these two skill sets together more powerful spreadsheets can be made and run. The financial analyst can make sense of the financial dimension, while the programmer can build the spreadsheet with efficiency and skill.
Two key reasons for needing programming experience is firstly that of debugging, and second is database management.
Debugging can be a challenge that can prove fatal to many Excel projects. The is especially the case when dealing with large data sets. It is very easy to make a simple error in building a function Excel sheet that derails the entire project. From there, finding the problem and addressing it can prove to be a complex task. A programmer with some experience can prevent these bugs from arriving in the first place, and second, to address them effectively when they do arise.
As for data management, proper management of data with Excel is vital for maintaining the integrity of database. Without this it is difficult for the company to be able to trust the data.
At Lumen we provide comprehensive Excel programming services. By combing our financial and programming skill sets we can save your company large amounts of time and money.
To see how we can help your business use Excel, contact us now.